Eggs - Breeders
  David Brock never thought he would be a chicken farmer. After finishing school and working as an agriculture representative for several years, he fulfilled his dream of owning 1,000 acres and raising pigs in Staffa, Ont. But 20 years later, and with two sons interested in farming, David was…
October 30, 2014 - Cody Polley has been appointed as breeder specialist with the Cobb World Technical Support Team.  Polley has wide wide experience of managing pedigree and grandparent farms for Cobb-Vantress, and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.  After graduation he worked in turkey production and then joined Cobb…
The continually increasing growth rate of modern broilers allows each new generation to reach market weight approximately half-a-day faster each year.1  Despite changes in the rate of growth of broiler stocks, the target growth profiles used in broiler breeder feed restriction programs have changed little in past 30 years.2 As…
Dec. 17, 2013, Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released its Salmonella Action Plan that outlines the steps it will take to address the most pressing problem it faces - Salmonella in meat and poultry products. An estimated 1.3 million…
Sept. 17, 2013, Guelph, ON - Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will provide $260,000 through the FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 26 community groups in Ontario to support capital projects that will help improve quality of life for rural residents. Over the past 10 years, AgriSpirit has helped to fund 787 rural…
Mar. 19, 2013, Ottawa, ON - Competitors from across Canada will have the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime to attend the International Farm Management Congress in Poland July 2013, all expenses paid, to learn international agricultural management best practices and be part of the Canadian delegation. "We know…
Hen management is one of the most difficult areas that has been discussed or looked at in the 30-plus years that I have been involved in the poultry industry. And it does not appear to be getting any easier. The most difficult part to achieve is to be sure that…
Feb. 19, 2013, Toronto, ON - One Earth Farms Corp., a subsidiary of Sprott Resource Corp. (SRC) has acquired Toronto based Beretta Farms Inc., a purveyor of hormone free and antibiotic free natural and organic branded meat products in Ontario and British Columbia, in consideration for cash and shares in…
Jan. 15, 2013, Ottawa, ON - This is a statement released by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz on the passing of former Federal Agriculture Minister John Wise: On behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, I extend my sincere condolences on the passing of the Honourable John Wise, PC. A dairy farmer…
Dec. 4, 2012 - A new course will be starting in January 2013 at the University of Manitoba entitled "Advocacy and Animal Rights" focusing on food security and the ethics of meat production. According to an article in The Manitoban, the idea came out of the recent E.coli O157:H7 contaimnation…
Oct. 31, 2012. Huntsville, AL - Aviagen, Inc. was the anchor sponsor for 7th consecutive Alberta Breeder Workshop held October 2-4, 2012, in Airdrie, Alberta. Organized by the Government of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, more than 70 poultry industry professionals representing every region of Canada were registered for the…
Oct. 16, 2012 - Ziggity Systems Inc. has made it easy for producers purchasing any one of its poultry watering systems to register for their warranty online at Ziggity.com. Customers just need to open the drop-down menu under the "Support" tab and click on "Warranty Registration." There is a simple…
Oct. 9, 2012, Huntsville, AL - Aviagen recently hosted the three young poultry farmers who are the recipients of the 2012 Canadian Broiler Hatching Egg Producers Association's (CBHEPA) young farmers program at the company's facilities in Huntsville, Alabama. This year's CBHEPA young farmer program recipients are Ben van Steenbergen from…
Sept. 11, 2012, Tucker, GA - The 2013 International Production & Processing Expo has surpassed 400,000 net square feet in exhibit space, covering over 20 acres of exhibit area. With only three months left to secure an exhibit at one the world’s largest poultry, feed, and meat tradeshows, space is…
Aug. 21, 2012 - Morrisons, a supermarket group in the UK, has developed information on helping producers deal with the impact of wet litter on bird health and performance. According to an article in Farmers Weekly, the information packet was produced to address the causes of wet poultry litter and…
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