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Canada's new food guide does away with food groups and portion sizes, focusing instead on broader guidelines that include eating more plant-based protein and drinking more water.The food-guide facelift unveiled today reflects a new approach by Health Canada aimed at promoting healthier eating and lifestyle choices, rather than emphasizing serving…
The largest regional poultry convention in the U.S., the Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Convention, will be held March 12-14, 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minn.Approximately 40 speakers will cover a variety of topics for the turkey, egg layer, broiler and organic/specialty poultry industries. Plus, several key events will…
The Quebec government is moving to expand the scope of its animal welfare legislation to offer increased protection to species ranging from horses and mink to ostriches and wild turkeys.The draft regulation published this week would require fox and mink farms and stables with 15 or more horses to meet…
Registration for the Layer and Turkey/Broiler Health Management Schools opened Jan. 7, 2019, the Poultry Health Management School recently announced. The week-long event will be held May 13-17, 2019 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The topic theme this year is nutrition.New for this year is the addition of…
Betty is the kind of gal who knows how to make an entrance.She's got a confident strut, and her voice has a distinctive warble. She's a fan of anything that sparkles — diamond rings always catch her eye — and she can't walk by a mirror without pausing to check…
The Government of Canada has launched a new funding competition, through the Strategic Innovation Fund, for national scale initiatives in automation and digital technology applications in the agriculture and agri-food sector. The government will provide between $10 million and $50 million to a successful applicant in the competition.To capitalize on technological…
The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), with the input of key stakeholders has created a new online platform for Canada’s veterinarians to support decision-making on appropriate and responsible use of antimicrobials in animals.The CVMA Guidelines for Veterinary Antimicrobial Use is an electronic searchable interface with filtering capabilities for quicker access…
Ontario’s largest local food network connecting buyers, sellers and processors has undergone a major upgrade.The Greenbelt Fund has launched the upgraded Ontariofresh.ca platform with improved functionality and design – and the platform continues to be free, as always.Ontariofresh.ca is an online marketplace where Ontario’s farmers and producers can market their…
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has laid 38 charges against a man from Chilliwack, B.C., and two companies over allegations of undue suffering to chickens.The agency alleges that Dwayne Dueck, Elite Farm Services Ltd. and Sofina Foods Inc. unlawfully harmed chickens during a loading or unloading process.The charges were laid…
Today, Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) and Food Banks Canada launched their annual #RecipesThatGive holiday campaign to support those in need and help alleviate hunger in communities across the country.The two organizations have teamed up to challenge Canadians to share a meal with someone they love and donate to their…
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is building a $660-million fresh-poultry facility in London, Ont., that will enhance its ability to process higher-margin products by closing three aging plants in the province.The protein company will invest an initial $605.5 million into the plant that will serve Eastern Canada and an additional $5…
A plan by Ontario's animal welfare agency to pull back from investigating cruelty cases involving farm animals is a cause for concern, the provincial government said Thursday, emphasizing the group's obligations under the law.The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has said it lacks the funding necessary…
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Wild turkeys are strutting the streets of St. John's, N.L., where officials remain baffled by the sudden appearance of a species that is not native to the province.The province's Fisheries and Land Resources Department has received six reports of turkeys roaming the city, saying these sighting…
Alltech customers can now buy animal nutrition and crop products through a newly-launched website.
Jared de Dood is a third-generation farmer in Grindrod, near Salmon Arm. He produces around 3,100 organic eggs each day on his farm, Okanagan Riverbend Poultry. He loves what he gets to do each day — help put fresh, wholesome and locally produced food on the plates of British Columbians.

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