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The board of directors of the Poultry Industry Council (PIC) announced today that Ashley Honsberger is the organization's new executive director effective December 2, 2019.Honsberger has worked extensively in the agriculture sector with experience in delivering training and learning events for Ontario farm and agri-food processing businesses. She brings a…
A new collaborative research and development project between Cobb-Vantress and The Roslin Institute brought scientists and industry experts together to address food security needs on an international scale.
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has reduced its emissions and invested in environmental projects to become carbon neutral in an effort to be the world's most sustainable protein company and meet consumer demand for corporate responsibility on climate change.''If you hear some excitement and pride in my voice, you're not mistaken.…
After six years as executive director, Keith Robbins has left Poultry Industry Council to become general manager of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers.PIC is actively seeking his replacement.“I have truly enjoyed my time at PIC and the many contacts made with the industry representatives,” Robbins said in a parting statement.“This is…
LUBING Systems, a manufacturer of poultry watering and egg conveying systems, recently announced two staffing changes.Firstly, the company promoted Christopher Hawk to vice president. Hawk is a University of Tennessee of Chattanooga graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He's been working in the engineering department and field technical…
Canarm Ltd. has acquired Faromor Ltd., a leading manufacturer of natural ventilation systems based in Shakespeare, Ont. The two companies have shared a close relationship over the years.This move provides Canarm AgSystems, a business unit of Canarm Ltd. in Brockville, Ont., with a huge strategic competitive advantage.“By acquiring Faromor, we gain…
Kentucky Fried Chicken became the first national U.S. quick service restaurant to introduce a plant-based chicken, in partnership with Beyond Meat.
Kevin Alger has been promoted to Sales Manager for Chore-Time for the United States and Canada, according to Jeff Miller, Vice President and General Manager for the CTB, Inc. business unit. In his new role, Alger will be responsible for leading Chore-Time’s sales and technical service teams that are dedicated…
April Sexsmith has served as general manager at Egg Farmers of New Brunswick for close to 30 years. Before that, she worked on several other marketing boards in a mix of supply managed industries and non-supply managed sectors.
Steve Walcott, vice president of egg production sales for Big Dutchman North America, recently announced the addition of J. Dean Williamson Ltd. as a new authorized layer equipment dealer for Canada.Located in London, Ont., Williamson will primarily focus on selling Big Dutchman rearing, enriched colony and cage-free systems for laying…
Tim Hortons is testing a fake omelette — made with mung bean protein isolate — in two regions in southern Ontario.If it's a hit, the product will join the Beyond Meat plant-based burger and breakfast sausage already on the menu at Tim Hortons and A&Ws across Canada.The fast food chains…
Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) announced a new partnership with McDonald’s Canada today.It begins with the launch of the Egg Quality Assurance (EQA) certification mark on McDonald’s advertisements this summer for the freshly-cracked Canada Grade A large egg in their limited-time Egg BLT McMuffin sandwich.The McDonald’s advertisements will be the…
Hy-Line International recently celebrated the completion of its newest research farm today surrounded by federal, state and local dignitaries at a ribbon cutting ceremony.Named after the company's founder, Henry A. Wallace, the state-of-the-art facility is located stateside in central Iowa.“We have a substantial responsibility in the effort to feed a…
Cobb-Vantress recently announced Shane Sutton as the new managing director of South American operations — a move that poises the company for continued growth. Sutton previously served as Cobb’s chief financial officer (CFO) for global operations. In this role, he led finance, mergers and acquisitions for all of the company’s business units, including…
To take part in a month of learning and team-building, 35 poultry producers from 19 countries journeyed to Huntsville, Ala., US, for the 2019 Aviagen Production Management School. Aviagen welcomed to class veterinarians, production managers, hatchery specialists and other poultry professionals representing a variety of cultures, languages and production operations.From…
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