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Friday, October 11, is World Egg Day. To mark the occasion, Chef Lynn and Egg Farmers of Canada created a special video to introduce the public to some Canadian producers.“Egg farmers across the country work year-round to provide us with access to amazing, delicious and nutritious eggs," says Chef Lynn.…
One person has died and more than 100 people have become ill after an outbreak of salmonella spread across Canada over the past year.According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, the source of the illness is likely raw chicken and raw turkey.On Tuesday, the agency said it has confirmed…
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says legislation is coming this fall to crack down on protesters who trespass on farms and agricultural land.Kenney says free speech must be protected, but not when protesters trespass, create mischief and pose potential biohazards.''When you harass people who are simply going about their jobs legally,…
To gather insights into the professional landscape for women in agriculture, Alltech has announced its support of an industry-wide survey.Launched on Sept. 10, this global survey, which will be conducted in partnership with AgriBriefing, aims to collect feedback about the barriers that impede progress and to identify the resources needed…
Dozens of activists from Western Canada came to a turkey farm in southern Alberta to protest what they call the inhumane treatment of the animals.The group of about 60 people went Monday to the Jumbo Valley Hutterite turkey farm in the town of Nobleford, about 185 kilometres southeast of Calgary.''Around…
Canada's agriculture industry could generate an additional $11 billion for the country's gross domestic product annually by 2030 if the government invests in people and technology, according to a new report.''The demand for food is growing significantly and it's going to be massive in the 2020s,'' said John Stackhouse, senior…
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…
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