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Oct. 9, 2012, Atlanta, GA - Following this past year’s success, The Future of the U.S Egg Industry Conference is returning to the education schedule at the 2013 IPPE. The program is co-sponsored by USPOULTRY and the United Egg Producers and will analyze the economic, environmental, and global impact and…
Oct. 4, 2012 - The Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals, Vancouver Humane Society and the World Society for the Protection of Animals have joined together and created a new quarterly newsletter to share their collective opposition of cages for laying hens and gestation crates for sows. The first issue of…
Sept. 21, 2012 - Customers in B.C. that head over the border and buy eggs are costing the B.C. economy millions of dollars in lost revenue. According to Global Television in B.C., around two million eggs are brough in from the U.S. every year and the B.C. Egg Marketing Board…
Sept. 13, 2012 - A manager at the Iowa egg farms linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010 pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to bribe a federal inspector to allow the sale of unapproved eggs. Former DeCoster Farms manager Tony Wasmund acknowledged he conspired with…
Sept. 7, 2012, Calgary, AB - A Calgary man has lost his fight to keep a chicken coop in his backyard. Peter Hughes launched a charter challenge in 2009 after he was ticketed under the City of Calgary's responsible pet ownership bylaw for keeping egg-laying hens on his property. In…
At Coburn Farms, a bicentennial family farm located in Keswick Ridge in New Brunswick, attention to detail and never being afraid to try new things to improve the performance of the layer flock has been standard.  The implementation of various innovations on the farm in the past 25 years has…
March 16, 2012 - Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) is once again giving individuals an opportunity to become Ontario's newest egg farmer by applying to the 2012 New Entrant Quota Loan Pool (NEQLP) today until May 15, 2012. The program was introduced at EFO's 46th Annual Meeting in March 2011.…
A vez-vous des activistes au Canada? » Andrew Kaldenberg avait répondu à toutes mes questions et je croyais l’entrevue terminée. Visiblement, il en avait encore beaucoup à dire. Il semblait trouver curieux que son visiteur du Canada ne l’ait pas interrogé sur les groupes de défense du bien-être animal.  Après…
Much to no one’s surprise, the ban on the use of cages to house laying hens in the European Union (EU) will not be fully met by the mandated date of Jan. 1, 2012, as set out in the EU Welfare of Laying Hens Directive (1999/74/EC).  This directive, outlined in…
While the financial world was losing its bearings over the last few weeks there is a bastion of stability. This cannot be found on Bay Street or Wall Street and certainly not in Washington, D.C. or Brussels.  They are egg farms. They weathered the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009…
August 11, 2011 – The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is asking McDonald's® Canada to utilize it’s significant buying power and commit to using at least one million cage-free eggs this year in their McMuffin® sandwiches and other breakfast options. McDonald's is the largest purchaser of shell…
Cracked eggshells are a major factor in the loss of salable product in the egg industry, and eggshell strength is therefore a primary concern. Reducing the incidence of thin, soft shells and cracked or broken eggs is of economic benefit to producers and processors. The eggshell is laid down in…
Research carried out at the University of Nebraska has found that Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGS) can be included at high levels in pullet, laying hen and broiler chicken rations when properly formulated and balanced for amino acids. The research also found that “addition of exogenous enzymes allows the…
Dec. 7, 2010 – Quantitative trait loci affecting egg quality – albumen thickness, blood and meat spots, fishy taint and shell durability – were identified through the mapping of the chicken genome. The results of a recent doctoral study enhance the efficiency of chicken breeding.
Enriched cages of one form or another may be the tidal wave of the future, but for now, in Canada, it is a small wave driven by a breeze rather than a strong wind of change. Companies that sell standard, enriched and other systems told Canadian Poultry magazine that there…
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