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An increase in veterinary drug service fees proposed by Health Canada could lead to higher prices for some animal medications and the elimination of others, according to a report from research organization Agri-Food Economic Systems.The report, which was commissioned by the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), states the suggested increases…
Jamesway is pleased to announce the launch of its online parts website. Now hundreds of parts are online and can be easily accessed from a computer, handheld device or tablet.The site offers all Jamesway’s clients product information and graphics, a quote request tool, and access to ‘My Account’ with value…
AgSafe has launched a new free safety self-assessment web tool for B.C.’s agriculture organizations and other naturally aligned industries.The Safety Ready Certificate of Recognition (COR) Self-Assessment website is designed to assist organizations in assessing their readiness for a COR program audit.The self-assessment tool begins with a questionnaire to be completed…
The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, recently announced three appointments to the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC).Brian Douglas begins a four-year term as the newly appointed Chair of the FPCC, effective June 11; Yvon Cyr joins the Council for a four-year term, effective immediately; and Maryse Dubé…
A new genetic link to the immune system in laying hens has been discovered that could result in laying hens being born resistant to many diseases.Pioneering research of the full genome of over 1,600 layers has revealed a genetic link to natural antibodies (called: NAbs).This research that was undertaken by…
Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) received full government recognition for the TFC On-Farm Food Safety Program under the Food Safety Recognition Program (FSRP) in mid-April.The recognition process is led by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), with the participation of federal, provincial and territorial governments.“This recognition represents the culmination of…
New specialty market approval, scientific forum discussion and broadened adoption are all rapidly taking shape for the Nuscience elite level feed technology platform in Canada, available under the Biotica product brand via strategic marketing partnership with Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.).The advances come as Nuscience, a member of the Royal…
A 170,000 square-foot facility in Balzac, Alta., will be the breeding ground for insects that can be used as chicken feed.B.C.’s Enterra Feed Corporation plans to open its Alberta facility by the end of the year, where it will produce billions of individual black soldier flies. | READ MORE
La Coop fédérée, an agri-food cooperative with operations across Canada, announced recently that it has reached an agreement with Standard Nutrition Canada (SNC), a Winnipeg-based company offering animal nutrition products and services, to integrate their activities into Western provinces. Thus, they will become one of the most prominent players in…
The Agri-Food Management Institute (AMI) will be delivering a mixture of established programming and new projects under the newly launched Canadian Agricultural Partnership.The focus will be on business management, productivity enhancement, and local production opportunities for both farm businesses and food processors.Popular AMI initiatives, including Advanced Farm Management Program, Transition…
This year, Hayden Farms, in Philpot, Kentucky built four new broiler chicken houses. One of these state-of-the-art barns will be the first in the U.S. to include a viewing room.The viewing room is an extension of the control room, which is placed in the middle of the barn. Visitors can…
The National Breeders Roundtable brings together poultry breeder specialists and geneticists from the industry, universities and government to discuss the latest poultry breeding research developments and genetic trends. The 67th annual National Breeders Roundtable agenda will include topics on Advanced Technologies for the Detection and Analysis of Breast Meat Affected…
A team of Spanish scientists report the environmental cost of egg production in a typical farm in Spain.Egg production has increased in recent decades, and has reached a volume of 68 million tons worldwide. The main reason is that chicken eggs are not only a valuable source of protein, but…
Noble Foods - the U.K.'s largest egg producer which currently has around 4.3 million hens in cages - has announced its commitment to moving to solely cage-free egg production by 2025.The announcement follows a six-month long campaign by The Humane League U.K., launched in October last year. More than 68,000…
A company has recalled more than 200 million eggs after an outbreak of salmonella was traced to one of its farms in North Carolina.The federal Food and Drug Administration reported Friday that eggs from the affected farm were distributed to nine states — Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North…

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