Layers
  Maintaining egg size in the large category is important to both egg producers and nutritionists, as this is the best way to maximize profitability over the life of a layer flock. Canadian egg farmers are paid for their eggs based on the size of egg they produce. The egg…
  When we think of poultry research we tend to think of single-issue, controlled studies conducted in academic facilities. In the first of its kind, a multi-flock, multi-aspect study designed to evaluate and compare a range of sustainability elements in a commercial setting is just winding up. Final results were…
  A large increase in egg quotas combined with a new B.C. Egg Marketing Board (BCEMB) order increasing the minimum space/bird are forcing B.C. egg producers to consider how best to meet the new requirements. Since the BCEMB has not outlawed caged egg production (as some U.S. states have done),…
September 9, 2015 - As part of an ongoing journey to meet customers' changing expectations and preferences, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited today announced that it will transition to sourcing 100 per cent Canadian cage-free eggs (produced in free-run systems) for its restaurants over the next 10 years."Our guests increasingly tell us they…
September 1, 2015 - The Fédération des producteurs d’œufs du Quebec (FPOQ) have given $61,250 to Fondation OLO, an organization that provides nutrition and nutritional information to socially and economically underprivileged mothers and children in Quebec.  The FPOQ have been involved with the charity since 2002 and the announcement was made…
Tips on how to keep hens consuming the water and nutrients necessary for egg production during hot, humid weather  Photo: Shutterstock As temperatures and humidity levels increase in the summer, it is important to understand how heat stress can impact your laying hen flock.  Signs of heat stress in a…
  In a 2008 ballot initiative, California citizens passed Proposition 2 (Prop 2): The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, giving layers, sows and veal calves more space. Under the Act California egg producers are required to house egg-laying hens so they have enough room to “lie down, stand up,…
March 9, 2015 - Until recently, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kentucky, and Iowa sold a total of 2 billion shell eggs a year in California.  These states don't intend to give up on that lucrative Golden State market without a fight. READ MORE 
  February 27, 2015 - More than 130 young farmers are gathering in Ottawa for the Canadian Young Farmers' Forum (CYFF) annual conference. Egg Farmers of Canada is proud to be sponsoring the conference for a second year, which will be focused on the theme Family Farming 2.0. – Preparing for 2050.  "It is so rewarding to…
February 25, 2014 - The Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) launched news of the publication of its inaugural Sustainability Report at its recent annual meeting in Red Deer, Alberta.  The report is the first of its kind for Canada’s egg industry. The report is the culmination of EFA’s efforts throughout 2014…
  It’s not easy to have the public visit a poultry farm. For one, hosting visitors involves dealing with numerous and serious biosecurity and security concerns. In addition, if the objective of hosting visitors is to educate the general public about what happens on the farm, hosting small or large…
  When a W5 TV show story broke in October 2013 about alleged inhumane practices on two poultry farms in Alberta, it elicited a strong reaction from those inside and outside the poultry industry. The CTV current affairs documentary program depicted “undercover” video footage taken by Mercy for Animals Canada…
  Nearly two years ago, Canadian Poultry reported to you about the quest to enact historic national U.S. legislation relating to mandatory enriched cages for layer hens. That quest is over for now, but the move to larger, enriched cages and other welfare-related changes is inevitable in that country, according…
September 5, 2014, Vancouver - Naturally Splendid Enterprises has announced the results of a recent study conducted at the University of Manitoba that showed an increase of over 637% in the natural omega content of eggs from chickens that consumed the exclusive HempOmegaTM plant based omega product when compared to chickens that consumed a current commercial…
June 6, 2014 - Nutri Group announced yesterday that it is taking ownership, through Nutri-Œuf, of Ovale Eggs' entire assets. With this acquisition, Nutri Group confirms its position among Canada's leaders in grading, processing and marketing eggs and their derivatives. Following this transaction, Nutri Group is now comprised of six…
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