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The Ontario Independent Meat Processors (OIMP) has launched a new initiative to strengthen their industry and put the association on a path towards long-term sustainability.Ontario meat and poultry processors have great opportunities to expand their markets but are bogged down with issues that are stifling their growth, such as access…
The governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting a project that will build and strengthen the capacity for the chicken industry to effectively and humanely manage chickens in emergency situations.The governments have committed up to $350,873 in cost-share funding to the Chicken Farmers of Ontario, working alongside the Ontario Broiler…
Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) is pleased to launch the application process for its second Ontario Chicken Innovation Award, part of the organization’s commitment to help bring new, innovative Ontario chicken products to the plates of consumers. This year, CFO has millions of kilograms of chicken available for successful applicants.“Chicken…
Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada's agriculture and agrifood minister, recently announced that, after years of consultations, Canada finally has a national food policy.Developing the policy had been one of the ministry's stated commitments since 2015, when Justin Trudeau's cabinet was first sworn in, and in the final days of the government's mandate…
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…
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