Bird Management
Heat stress is a serious concern in poultry farming and sprinklers provide one way to control it. Before we look at how putting water droplets on birds works to cool them, let’s do a quick refresher about how heat stress affects chickens and how they naturally cool themselves. A substantial…
April 14, 2011 - OnTrace Agri-Food Traceability (OnTrace) has announced it will launch the OnTrace Verified Network, a new 'inter-party' traceability service that will enable source verification of food from farm to point of purchase. The OnTrace Verified Network is a service owned and operated by OnTrace . Although there…
Broiler farm manager Scott Salter has given new meaning to “bringing technology to the farm.”  He has successfully introduced an in-barn network of cameras that have the ability to record and stream live video in the barn 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 360-degree PTZ cameras can…
Farmers are becoming more computer and technology savvy than ever, and are on the lookout for programs and hardware that make production easier. They want record-keeping to be streamlined and show more clearly how costs might be cut. That’s why two years ago Costa Aza, a second-generation poultry farmer in…
At Ferme avicole Ste-Croix, when it’s time to go forward, nothing is done halfway. Last October, Daniel Martel and his son Stéphane inaugurated Quebec’s largest layer barn equipped with enrichable cages. The open house was an amazing success. More than 350 people came to admire the new construction in Metabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix,…
Eric Kaiser and his son Max have each gone by more than a few titles in their time. First and foremost, they’re president and vice president of Kaiser Lake Farms Ltd. in Napanee, Ont. But Eric, for one, has served as chair of the Ontario Egg Producers’ Marketing Board (now…
April 19, 2010 -  The organizers of VIV Europe have decided to go forward with as planned April 20-22 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, despite the impact of the Icelandic volcano eruption on air travel in Europe.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT VIV Europe: Important Information The organizers of VIV Europe have decided to go forward with as planned April 20-22 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, despite the impact of the Icelandic volcano eruption on air travel in Europe.
July 8, 2009, Manitoba – A fire at a barn near Steinbach, Man., on Tuesday killed an estimated 25,000 chickens and caused $900,000 in damage.
Neptune Northern Inc. offers vehicle disinfecting systems that are designed to ensure a consistent mist to the full vehicle and cargo, and if desired, systems can be equipped with blowers to clean debris from the cargo prior to spraying. A modular design allows the customer to order systems in the…
Henk Bertens and his family faced a not so simple, but all too common, decision. It involved lots of money, lots of planning, lots of extremely technical and detailed decisions and lots of other knowns and unknowns.
Klaas Korthius has imported Ciemme Apollo 60 catching machines from Italy
With propane costs soaring, Bruce Lidner knew something had to be done. After investigating the alternatives the broiler producer from near Amulree, Ont., northeast of Stratford, decided to tap the sun to help heat his barns.
April 29, 2008, Guelph, Ont. - The provincial agriculture ministry (OMAFRA) has entered into a new 10-year research and education partnership with the University of Guelph.|
NEWS HIGHLIGHT New OMAFRA/UofG Partnership Announced The provincial agriculture ministry (OMAFRA) has entered into a new 10-year research and education partnership with the University of Guelph.
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