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Through the months of February and March, Top Crop Manager, Fruit and Vegetable, Canadian Poultry, Manure Manager and Potatoes in Canada – the agricultural magazines published by parent company Annex Business Media – polled their readers to find out their opinions on their succession plans and the future of farming…
Today, minister of agriculture and agri-food Marie-Claude Bibeau toured the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal in St. Hyacinthe, Que., where she announced an investment of up to $8.24 million to the Canadian Poultry Research Council under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Program Clusters.This funding, which is…
As poultry becomes the world’s most-consumed meat protein in 2019, the International Poultry Council (IPC) is calling on producers worldwide to use World Poultry Day to engage consumers and critics about poultry’s role in food security and sustainability.World Poultry Day is on May 10, and the IPC invites producers in…
A barn fire in southern Manitoba has killed an estimated 27,000 chickens.The blaze broke early Sunday morning on a property not far from Blumenort, about 60 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg.Hanover Fire Chief Paul Wiebe says firefighters arrived to find the barn engulfed in flame, and crews and equipment from a…
Animal welfare officials in Montreal have added chickens to the list of abandoned creatures landing at their doorstep.While dogs, cats and rabbits are par for the course, it appears a recent uptick in towns and boroughs allowing urban farming has also led to an increase in the number of unwanted…
Ontario farm groups strongly disagree with yesterday's decision to drop charges against a well-known animal rights activist."Yesterday's court decision negatively impacts all of Ontario agriculture," said Keith Currie, President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture speaking on behalf of numerous farm organizations including Ontario Pork, Farm & Food Care Ontario,…
4-H Canada welcomed today’s announcement by The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, of the Government of Canada’s investment of up to $3 million for the development and delivery of innovative 4-H programs and initiatives across Canada over the next three years.Speaking to a group of 70 4-H…
The average value of Canadian farmland rose nearly seven per cent last year, according to a new report, but that growth rate is likely to be cut in half over 2019 amid ongoing canola trade issues with China.The 6.6 per cent gain for 2018 comes after an 8.4 per cent…
Ontario’s agri-food sector received some promising news in the provincial government’s 2019 budget, delivered on April 11 by Finance Minister Vic Fedeli.The document – “Protecting What Matters Most” – included encouraging news about rural broadband and an accelerated capital cost allowance program.“We applaud the government of Ontario for taking a…
ROI Event Management, the current owners and operators of the Canadian Dairy XPO (CDX), recently announced the launch of the Canadian Poultry XPO (CPX), a new, nationwide poultry trade show to be held annually – beginning in 2020.“We are filling a need in the marketplace by bringing high-level, international innovation…
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is building a US$310-million plant-based protein facility near Indianapolis, with the help of government and utility incentives, to support the company's Lightlife and Field Roast brands.The company – one of Canada's largest food processors, with a focus on chicken, pork and prepared foods – started investing…
Health officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonella in six provinces that has sickened 63 people, including 18 who have been hospitalized.The Public Health Agency of Canada said Friday there are laboratory-confirmed cases in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.The agency said the source of the bacterial infection…
It takes a lot to knock down Rodney Humphrey.The 70-year-old from Lower Prospect, N.S., is tough, hammering out more than 30 years in the construction industry.So he never expected a chicken burger to take him out of action for almost three months last year.For the full story, click here. 
When it comes to controlling salmonella outbreaks, Canada could learn a lot from Sweden.The Nordic country is on a passionate mission to eliminate the harmful bacteria from its food. Thanks to strict regulations that apply to chickens and other animals, few Swedes get sick from salmonella.Meanwhile, outbreaks caused by contaminated…
Look for poultry producers to flock to Stratford, Ont., on November 4 and 5, 2020, for the newly-minted Canadian Poultry XPO.The new poultry industry tradeshow was announced today at the opening of the 2019 Canadian Dairy XPO by show founders Jordon and Donna Underhill, who will now bring the dairy…
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