Breeders
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…
June 26, 2012- The Canadian hatching egg industry is expected to achieve improved flock uniformity and increased chick production through a new investment by the federal government in an integrated feeding management solution. Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose (Edmonton—Spruce Grove) announced today, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, an…
June 5, 2012, Ottawa, ON - International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced the creation of an advisory panel to create a plan, to be ready in 2013, to help foster trade relationships with the European Union, India, China and other Asia-Pacific nations. However, in an article from the Daily Gleaner,…
One of the most challenging decisions in meat poultry management is allocation of feed to broiler breeders. In these birds, metabolizable energy is used for growth, production of eggs and maintenance. “Maintenance” accounts for three-quarters of the energy required for a broiler to produce chicks, but, ironically, a good understanding…
Mar. 27, 2012, Ottawa, ON - The annual general meeting of the Pullet Growers of Canada (PGC) has reconfirmed their continued pursuit of Agency status under Part 2 of the Farm Products Agencies Act and determined their organizational leadership going forward.  The AGM marked the election of the PGC Executive…
Unfortunately for producers, poultry barns provide the perfect environment to allow insect and rodent pests to thrive.  Inside the barn, it’s like summer all year round, and food sources and hiding places are plentiful.  Insect and rodent pests are of obvious economic concern because not only can they cause structural…
The strong emphasis on increased breast yield in broilers has resulted in a broiler breeder that is increasingly difficult to manage.  Genetic selection over the last 50 years has resulted in the modern broiler being 200 per cent heavier than the typical commercial strain used 35 years ago. To maintain…
  Managing the broiler breeder is often considered more art than science. Thankfully, the team at the Alberta Poultry Research Centre has succeeded in compiling their research efforts into a reference that brings understanding to the art as well as depth to the science.|READ MORE
Managing the broiler breeder is often considered more art than science. Thankfully, the team at the Alberta Poultry Research Centre has succeeded in compiling their research efforts into a reference that brings understanding to the art as well as depth to the science. | READ MORE
Close attention to brooding management is essential according to Dr. Scott Gillingham, DVM, Canadian Regional Business Manager for Aviagen, Inc. He told registrants at the Atlantic Poultry Conference in Wolfville, N.S., the first 10 days in the broiler barn are crucial to bird health and ultimate profitability. Today’s broilers grow…
When Canadian Poultry Magazine reached Dick and Gladys Ottens to ask if they would agree to be featured in its annual Who’s Who issue, they were waiting to board a ferry in British Columbia. Nothing particularly unusual about that except their home and farm is located thousands of kilometres to…
This publication is written by Drs Leeson and Summers, who together have over 70 years experience in servicing the needs of this specialized industry. Specialists and managers in the broiler breeder industry will welcome this comprehensive review of all aspects of commercial production systems. Most current poultry production publications pay…
April 14, 2011 - More than 150 producers and leaders from the British Columbian chicken industry took part in a seminar at Abbotsford organized by Cobb to provide technical expertise on breeder and broiler production.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Poultry breeders may 'join forces' Dutch poultry breeder Hendrix Genetics B.V. and French poultry breeder Financiere Grelier Holdings S.A.S. have announced that they are exploring "the possibility to join forces" in the breeding and distribution of poultry.
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