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December 7, 2017, Levis, Que. - Exceldor, a poultry production cooperative, unveiled plans today to build a new distribution centre that will become the hub of a logistical chain.The new 135,000 sq. ft. facility will require a $35 million investment and employ about 60 workers. It will be strategically located…
December 4, 2017, Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. – ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company, announced today that it will be introducing a new specialty feed additive for Canadian swine, poultry and dairy producers called Anco AC.Developed in partnership with Austria-based Anco Animal Nutrition Competence GmbH, it is an…
December 4, 2017, Toronto, Ont. – Maple Leaf Foods Inc. says it's acquiring Seattle-based Field Roast Grain Meat Co. for US$120 million in a bid to further strengthen its position in the alternative proteins market.CEO Michael McCain says the deal aligns with the Toronto-based packaged meats company's vision to be a…
November 24, 2017, Mississauga, Ont. – World Vision Canada and Burnbrae Farms are once again giving Canadians the opportunity to provide families with hens, roosters and eggs this holiday season.For the sixth year, Burnbrae will match every Hens and Roosters gift purchased from World Vision's Gift Catalogue (up to $10,000).…
November 23, 2017, Ottawa, Ont. – Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) has been named by executive search firm Waterstone Human Capital as one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures for the second year in a row. Based in Ottawa, the organization has a growing team of 58 employees."At the core of…
Zurich, Switzerland, November 17, 2017 – Nestle, the world’s largest packaged foods company, has committed to sourcing only eggs from cage-free hens for all its food products globally by 2025.This includes all shell eggs and egg products directly sourced as ingredients by the company.In Europe and the U.S., Nestle will…
November 8, 2017 – Hendrix Genetics announced a number of changes in its top management today.Effective January 1, 2018, Ronald de Haan and Dave Libertini will join the company's newly expanded executive committee, which will better represent Hendrix Genetics’ worldwide profile and ambitions.De Haan will join the company as chief operating officer, reporting…
Huntsville, Ala. – Aviagen, the global poultry genetics company, has become the first poultry breeder in the U.S. to be certified as an Avian Influenza Clean Compartment.The USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) established the program to set standards for protection against avian influenza…
September 28, 2017, Ottawa, Ont. - Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) has announced that Michael Laliberté has been selected as the incoming executive director, replacing Mike Dungate, who has held the role for over 20 years.Laliberté will assume the position on October 2nd with Dungate remaining in an advisory capacity…
As poultry sectors continue substantial transformation to align with new reduced antibiotics demands and other key trends shaping the future of food, bio-based feed additives company Canadian Bio-Systems (CBS Inc.) is expanding its North America based poultry team to help infuse advanced new science-based solutions across the supply chain.Paul Garvey,…
July 19, 2017, Swaziland - The Project Canaan egg farm in Swaziland has been up and running for more than a year and a half, providing a high-quality protein to children and supplying eggs to the local community, but that does not mean its supporters’ work is done.The initiative continues…
July 14, 2017, Ottawa, Ont. - The Canadian Federation of Human Societies (CFHS) held its 60th anniversary event at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa this past April.The CFHS was attended by nearly 200 individuals, mainly those associated with animal shelters across Canada, as well as members of various animal welfare…
June 29, 2017, Toronto, Ont. - Yorkshire Valley Farms is pleased to launch its organic pasture-raised egg program for the 2017 season.In addition to following organic practices, farmers in the pasture-raised program provide an enhanced pasture area for hens to forage outdoors. As with all Yorkshire Valley Farms laying hens,…
May 29, 2017, Toronto, ON – The CBC says it gave Subway plenty of opportunity to refute the findings of an investigation into the sandwich chain's chicken products before airing reports that prompted a defamation lawsuit from the company.In a statement of defence filed earlier this month, the broadcaster says it…
In the November 2016 issue of Canadian Poultry magazine, we published a story on building inclusive businesses: “Growing bottom lines with social impact.” The story was based on a talk given by Markus Dietrich, co-founder and director of Asian Social Enterprise Incubator Inc., at the International Egg Conference in Warsaw,…
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