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Cobb-Brazil is investing more than one-million dollars in a new fleet of state-of-the-art chick transporters to make sure chicks arrive to customers in top condition. Brazil's large landscape with spread-out farms previously presented a challenge for conventional trailers without specialized climate control.The first of the new vehicles has already proved…
Chicken is Canada's favorite protein, according to a recent survey conducted by Leger for Chicken Farmers of Canada. Eighty-four per cent of Canadians purchase fresh chicken on a regular basis, and 90 per cent place chicken among the top three meats they eat most often – consuming more Chicken than…
Researchers at The Pirbright Institute have created a new method of genetically modifying the Marek’s disease vaccine so that it is able to protect against another destructive poultry virus called infectious bursal disease (IBD), and potentially others such as avian influenza and Newcastle disease. This approach could lead to a…
Bluestar Adisseo Company recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of global feed additives producer Nutriad. This transaction is part of Adisseo's strategy to become one of the worldwide leaders of specialty additives in animal nutrition."We are pleased to have quickly brought the Nutriad acquisition to completion and excited…
As it marks its 75th year in business, family-owned and operated Sargent Farms is investing $10 million to enhance and retrofit its halal chicken processing facility in Milton.The upgrade project, scheduled to begin this spring, will ensure the third-generation business will continue to deliver the highest quality, fresh products to…
In 2018, five agricultural leaders, whose influences span more than 150 years, will be inducted into Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame. The late William Beaty, William (Barry) Hill, Harvey Graham, the late Gordon Leitch and the late James Morrison have all been selected by the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame…
In a new initiative, the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) is launching a new public advisory panel. The College is currently seeking applications from members of the non-veterinary public to fill 10 positions on a panel. CVO says this is an opportunity for those who own animals or are…
Are you interested in developing a strong business and growing your success? Sign up for free agri-food online courses and - for a limited time - free in-person workshops.Take advantage of the courses to sharpen your competitive edge by gaining skills and knowledge in farm business practices, food safety and…
The provincial government will invest up to $713 million toward a unique agreement between the University of Guelph and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to further discovery and innovation and position Canada as a world leader in agri-food.Through the renewed OMAFRA-U of G agreement, OMAFRA…
France will ban eggs laid by battery cage hens and sold in supermarkets by 2022, the agriculture minister confirmed this week, however the ban will not apply to ingredient eggs used in processed products. | READ MORE
The idea now is to build on that push and establish McDonald’s as a top-tier chicken restaurant — rather than just a burger joint.Decades after adding chicken sandwiches to its menu, the Golden Arches has made becoming a “credible chicken player” one of its top priorities, according to internal McDonald’s…
Animal Health Australia has received more than 100,000 submissions on draft national poultry guidelines, and cage eggs was one of the most contentious.The draft Australian animal welfare standards and guidelines for poultry will replace the 15-year-old voluntary regulations. The guidelines cover all aspects of poultry farming but cage eggs are…
A Japanese scientist and his team have cracked open a method to improve the production of carbon-free energy—by using proteins taken from egg white.Yusuke Yamada, a professor at Osaka City University, said his team has managed to use protein from egg white as a "tool" for producing hydrogen, a powerful…
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…

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