Barn Management
The February 2011 issue of the CPRC update introduced a new avian influenza (AI) research program, initiated as part of the Poultry Science Cluster.* Since that time, scientists from across the country have been working collaboratively to answer the following questions about AI:How does AI virus adapt? Certain subtypes of…
Mar. 19, 2013, Ottawa, ON - Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) was awarded with full federal, provincial and territorial government recognition for its On-Farm Food Safety Assurance Program (OFFSAP) at its annual meeting in Ottawa. The announcement was made by the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada.…
Flies are everywhere and can cause increased stress to both animals and workers.  As urban development rapidly stretches into agricultural areas, the demand for effective fly control has become a large concern, especially in large numbers, where flies can cause considerable annoyance to the farmer and surrounding neighbours. Poultry barns…
Jan. 29, 2013 - Poultry producers can reduce bacterial cross-contamination in poultry cages by treating the cages with forced air that's been heated to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. While being transported in coops on trucks, poultry that have bacteria such…
Dec. 11, 2012, Toronto, ON - A new poll released by the Canadian Food Safety Alliance shows Canadians' concern for food safety has persisted, months after the XL Food recall. Canadians list food safety as one of their top concerns on par with concerns over the deficit. The survey also…
Salvador, in Bahia State, Brazil, was the venue for the XXIV World’s Poultry Congress in August 2012. Congresses have been held regularly since the first one in 1921, held in The Hague, the Netherlands. Canada has hosted the event twice, in 1927 and 2000. This year’s was the second Congress…
Nov. 7, 2012, Ottawa, ON - The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food has completed its review of the Safe Food for Canadians Act and has now referred it back to the House of Commons for Report Stage and Third reading. This brings the Government one step closer to strengthening…
Oct. 2, 2012, Tucker, GA - Antibiotic use in poultry production has been extremely effective in enhancing bird health and producing a wholesome, safe, and economical food supply. However, as consumers, industry professionals, and regulators seek to gain more understanding of how their food is produced, even the judicious use…
Rodents in a farm environment are a fact of life, but not all of us realize the full extent of the financial and health threat they pose. Producers need to act quickly when they face a rodent infestation, because it is significantly easier to deal with the first pair coming…
Sept. 19, 2012, Ottawa, ON - The Government of Canada has appointed a new Chief Food Safety Officer and a new Chief Veterinary Officer, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced. Dr. Martine Dubuc is Canada’s new Chief Food Safety Officer and Dr. Ian Alexander has been appointed as the new Chief…
Sept. 10, 2012, Iowa City, IA - A company that promised to clean up Iowa's egg industry after a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010 said Friday that a recent government safety inspection discovered the bacteria in two of its barns and that it took steps to protect consumers. Centrum Valley…
Keeping barns safe and secure is one of the best things you can do to keep the health and welfare of your birds in check. Once poultry facilities are contaminated by pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses, it can be extremely difficult and costly to correct. Therefore, it is imperative…
Jul. 26, 2012, Ottawa, ON - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Genome Canada and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions are partnering in a $600,000 project that will help protect consumers from Listeriosis, a serious foodborne illness. The project aims to map the genome of Listeria bacteria so that more rapid tests…
Jul. 26, 2012, Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico will begin vaccinating 10 million poultry against the H7N3 bird flu that has lead to the death of 5 million birds. According to an article from Agence-France Presse, Mexican President Felipe Calderon wants to end up vaccinating 80 million birds to end…
Jul. 24, 2012, Winnipeg, MB - The Government of Canada is supporting chicken farmers by strengthening food safety systems on chicken farms across the country. Member of Parliament James Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced an investment of up to $72,500 to the Chicken Farmers of…

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