Broilers
  November 20, 2014 - Chicken Farmers of Canada has announced the signing of a new allocation agreement that will see 55 per cent of future growth allocated based on provincial comparative advantage factors. This landmark agreement has been over six years in the making. Challenges, starts & stops, and roadblocks were…
  Heritage chickens are important for breeders and industry to protect valuable genes and traits over the long term. Heritage poultry breeds are breeds that existed prior to the 1950s and represent an important bank of genes for traits like disease resistance, unique egg and meat flavour profiles and increased…
  September 17, 2014 - Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) has given final approval to its new Specialty Breeds Chicken program. The program was designed to support the increasing Ontario consumer demand for alternative breeds of chicken, and CFO says it will "create exciting opportunities for the specialty chicken value…
  With Canada’s Muslim community forecasted to triple by 2031 plus a growing demand by non-Muslims for halal foods, food industry observers predict this to be a bright spot in Canada’s meat market. Statistics Canada reports that in 2011 about one million Muslim-Canadians made up 3.2 per cent of Canada’s…
Oct. 16, 2013 - With the closing of Ontario's Chai Poultry earlier this year, only one Canadian kosher chicken processor was left in all of Canada. But, with increasing demand for kosher chicken every year, any processor would find it extremely difficult to keep up.According to the National Post (http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/07/05/kosher-chicken-shortage-steep-price-hikes-following-closure-of-one-of-canadas-two-suppliers/),…
Dec. 14, 2012 - The Practical Farmers of Ontario (PFO) and Sustain Ontario have launched campaigns asking the Chicken Farmers of Ontario to increase the number of broiler chickens that farms can produce without quota in Ontario from the current limit of 300 birds per year to 2000 birds per…
Dec. 6, 2012 - In response to a series of Salmonella outbreaks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have announced new guidelines for pathogen controls for manufacturers of raw ground turkey and chicken. According to Food Safety News, the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points…
Oct. 23, 2012, Washington, DC - Global meat production rose to 297 million tons in 2011, an increase of 0.8 per cent over 2010 levels, and is projected to reach 302 million tons by the end of 2012, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet…
Oct. 17, 2012, Berwick, NS - Eden Valley has completed the retrofit of the former Larsen's pork processing plant at a cost of approximately $40 million into a poultry processing plant for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. According to the Daily Business Buzz, the project was announced in April…
Oct. 10, 2012, Armstrong, BC - A local poultry farmer would like the provincial government to allow farmers to slaughter their own animals, in order to better secure against biosecurity threats. Accoding to an article by the CBC, Andrea Gunner (an agricultural economist and poultry producer), believes that large-scale farms…
Oct. 4, 2012 - With Canada's largest meat recall continuing to expand, Canadian Food Inspection Agency inspectors say that a large issue was that they could not get key information promptly from XL Foods after detecting E. coli  in its beef, resulting in a nearly two-week delay. According to an…
Aug. 28, 2012 - According to the latest Poultry and Egg Statistics document from Statistics Canada, poultry meat value and egg production both increased substantially in 2011. The value of poultry meat sales totaled $2.6 billion in 2011, up 14.1% from 2010. As well, Canadian farmers produced 1.2 million tonnes…
Aug. 2, 2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Industry Minister Debora Giorgi says Argentina is on track to become the fourth largest producer of poultry meat in the short term. According to the Industrial Strategic Plan 2020, the sector achieved in less than a decade exports of 600,000 toones per year.…
Jul. 19, 2012 - The following in an excerpt from the USDA Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook report. The complete report can be found here. 2012 Broiler Meat Production Down Slightly U.S. broiler meat production for the first 5 months of 2012 was 15.4 billion pounds, down 1 percent from…
June 21, 2012, Yonkers, NY - A majority of Americans want meat raised without antibiotics to be sold in their local supermarket, according to a new national poll conducted by Consumer Reports. The poll is part of a report released today, "Meat On Drugs: The Overuse of Antibiotics in Food…
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