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Ontario is supporting farmers and agri-food businesses to improve their energy efficiency, save money and fight climate change through two new programs from the Green Ontario Fund, a non-profit provincial agency funded by proceeds from the province's cap on pollution and carbon market.Chris Ballard, Minister of the Environment and Climate…
A highly contagious strain of bird flu (H5N6) has been reported at chicken farms near Seoul. In a recent statement, the South Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it confirmed a "highly pathogenic strain of H5N6 avian influenza" on a chicken farm in Pyeongtaek in Gyeonggi Province.According…
Maple Leaf Foods recently announced the closing of its acquisition of Field Roast Grain Meat Co., a leading manufacturer and brand of premium grain-based 'meat' and vegan cheese products, for USD$120 million plus related costs.Field Roast has established a leadership position and considerable brand equity in the rapidly growing premium…
Nuscience, a member of the Royal Agrifirm Group, has announced the introduction of its elite level feed technology suite into the Canadian market, under the Biotica product brand via strategic marketing partnership with Canadian Bio-Systems Inc.The launch of Biotica introduces Nuscience feed technology across Canadian poultry, swine and ruminant sectors,…
The 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) had more than 31,000 poultry, meat and feed industry attendees from all over the world, approximately the same as last year. In addition, the show has more than 521,000 square feet of exhibit space and 1,218 exhibitors. Sponsored by the U.S. Poultry…
January 16, 2018, Mississauga, Ont. – A group of Canadian food and beverage manufacturers have formed a new organization.
August 23, 2017  – McDonald’s said Wednesday that it is broadening its move away from serving chicken fed with certain antibiotics.The fast-food titan said it will no longer buy chicken raised in other countries that has been treated with antibiotics also used by humans and deemed important to fighting serious infection.…
A fire that late Tuesday afternoon destroyed a poultry barn just outside Debec in Carleton County. There were no chickens in the barn at 40 Ivey Rd. in Limestone, since the operation was changing stock. Chief Greg Williams of the Debec Fire Department said the call came in around 4 p.m.No one was injured in the blaze, which…
The Crown is seeking a four-year jail term for a former manager of a Coquitlam poultry company who stole $1.9 million from his bosses.In sentencing submissions Thursday, Crown counsel Kevin Marks noted that Bruce Steven Arabsky, 54, had committed his crime against Superior Poultry Processors Ltd. because he was financially…
July 12, 2017, Abbotsford, B.C. - The B.C. SPCA is investigating yet another case of alleged chicken abuse.The latest probe was launched after a concerned citizen in Abbotsford filmed footage of a chicken farm, according to a media release from Animal Justice, a legal advocacy group for animal-welfare cases.On June…
June 8, 2017, Abbotsford, B.C. - Tens of thousands of chickens have died in an Abbotsford, B.C., barnfire.Firefighters were called to the property in the Ross Road area around 1 p.m Tuesday. They arrived to find the two-storey barn fully engulfed by "flames from one end to the other."Assistant fire…
May 24, 2017, Toronto, Ont. - Flashfood, a mobile app allowing grocery locations to sell surplus food directly to consumers at a massive discount prior to discarding, has partnered with Longo's in downtown Toronto for a 3-month beta to reduce their food waste.Flashfood users see deals on perfectly good surplus…
February 16, 2017 – Up to 23,000 chickens are expected to be culled after a suspected case of bird flu in Suffolk. A control zone has been set up around Bridge Farm in Redgrave, UK, after the H5N8 Avian Influenza virus was identified, the government said. READ MORE
The Canadian pickup truck market is huge. It caters to the multiple needs of work, institutional and personal trucks - sometimes all of them in one package. In fact, pickups that serve the workplace and family are becoming the norm – this fact alone makes choosing the right one simply…
February 2, 2017, Atlanta, GA – More than 31,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leaders attended the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) from all over the world. In addition, the show featured more than 533,000 of net square feet of exhibit space and 1,275 exhibitors. Sponsored by the…

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