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Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Ontario Chicken Innovation Award, co-applicants Grand River Foods and Maple Lodge Farms, who are collaborating to produce frozen, smoked chicken products using a proprietary process that is the first-of-its-kind in North America.“Congratulations to Grand River Foods…
Following the success of A&W's Beyond Meat Burger, the company is partnering with Beyond Meat to introduce a new breakfast option.The company is adding the Beyond Meat Sausage & Egger, which is made with Beyond Meat's 100% plant-based breakfast sausage, to its permanent breakfast menu on March 11th. A&W Food…
Employees of Sofina Foods Inc. have surpassed their goal to raise $1 million in support of children's charities across the country. The money was collected through an employee fundraising campaign known as Dream Builders, spearheaded by the Sofina Foundation, which celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2018."Since it was launched, the…
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. called 2018 a challenging year with essentially flat sales, but one that sets it up for a successful future as it touted itself as a leader in plant-protein products.Global trading relationships created unprecedented volatility that reverberated across the pork industry, said Michael McCain during a conference…
Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) announced a collaboration agreement with Rapid Genomics which grants the company exclusive rights to Rapid Genomics’ vaccination verification tool, Viral Flex-Seq. This tool will be utilized in combination with Merck Animal Health’s Innovax range of vaccines, including Innovax-ND-IBD, a unique…
Cobb-Vantress announced today the release of new management guides and product supplements as part of the company’s enhancements to its Cobb Academy program. These resources were updated to reflect top-performing flocks, and provide best practices and recommendations to help maximize genetic potential.The refreshed guides and supplements are presented in a…
On the heels of a recent report by Canadian Poultry magazine, which identified a steady and growing preference for chicken as the most chosen protein source among Canadians, the popular global fried chicken chain, Church's Chicken, has announced the addition of four new franchisees to the brand's growing Canadian landscape."The…
Nutrition company Jefo officially announced its plan to build a new 200 000 square feet production plant in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.This new building, estimated at $30 million, will be located in the Théo-Phénix Industrial Park.The area, acquired in 2018, is strategic due to its proximity to the other Jefo Group facilities,…
A replica of an Aviagen hatchery and delivery truck are currently on display in a 9-by-36-foot poultry industry diorama – a miniature model exhibited at the Georgia Poultry Lab in Gainesville since 2017. Aviagen is a sponsor of the diorama, and the hatchery shown is based on the company’s Sallisaw,…
Egg Farmers of Canada is honoured to be named as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for 2019. The award recognizes the best workplaces across Canada for young people starting their careers right out of university.“Young people are tremendously valuable in our workplace. They bring fresh, new ideas…
Maggie Van Camp is the new National Agricultural Practice Development Leader for BDO Canada, based out of the Guelph, Ont. office. Van Camp comes to BDO with decades of experience in agricultural publishing — most recently, 11 years as Senior Business Editor with Country Guide. She has developed a reputation…
Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer, is commemorating the first year of its expansion into Canada. In January 2018, Kemin acquired the assets of its longtime distributor, Agri-Marketing Corp., and has integrated this business into Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health, which has created more growth in the Canadian market.“With the…
On the evening of 7 August 2018, a KLM charter flight left Amsterdam, landing 11 hours later at Kilimanjaro airport in northern Tanzania. Its young occupants were nodded through immigration and driven 50 miles to their new home, close to some of Africa’s most famous game parks.These were no tourists…
The GVF group of companies recently announced the creation and launch of Farmers Pharmacy Rx Limited. This new livestock and poultry medicine dispensary has arrived in conjunction with the enactment of regulatory changes surrounding antibiotics that affect all livestock and poultry producers.Farmers Pharmacy Rx Limited is a 4,500 ft2 “lock…

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