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Oct. 16, 2012, Huntsville, AL - Aviagen, Inc. announced that it has published its inaugural sustainability report to the company's website. The report contains information about the company's operational sustainability performance during calendar year 2011 for its North American operations as it relates to economic, environmental, social, and governance factors.…
When a company hits a milestone, congratulations are in order. When it reaches a 75th anniversary, it is natural to hold a gala celebration to commemorate such an event. This is exactly what Shur-Gain did on July 11, 2012, and the event featured blasts from the past, speeches, tours and…
Aug. 1, 2012, Toronto, ON - Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. Adjusted Operating Earnings(1) for the second quarter were $71.9 million compared to $77.5 million last year Net earnings for the second quarter were $32.5 million, compared to…
Jul. 30, 2012, Huntsville, AL - Aviagen, the world's leading poultry breeding company, today announced the promotion of production executive Keith McCay to Director of Pedigree and Great-Grandparent (GGP) Operations. In his new role, McCay will oversee all operational functions for Aviagen's breeding programs in the United States and United…
Jul. 23, 2012, Helena-West Helena, AR - A chemical company announced Friday it would expand a factory in jobs-starved Helena-West Helena, spending $4 million and hiring 40 more workers. Enviro Tech Chemical Services Inc., which makes a compound used to prevent disease-causing bacteria on meat and poultry, already has 30…
June 25, 2012 - Bill Gray, President of L.H. Gray and Sons Ltd. announced today that Mr. Mike Walsh and Mr. Scott Brookshaw will now hold the title of Executive Vice President of the company. Mr. Walsh, previously Vice President of Sales and Marketing, will continue to advance the company's…
May 25, 2012 - The Alltech 28th Annual International Symposium concluded with the pledge for continuous innovation in order to meet the agricultural challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050. The Symposium highlighted the wide range of solutions available to society to meet this challenge. Speaking to an audience…
Apr. 26, 2012, Maimi, FL - Burger King Corp. (BKC) has announced two industry-leading commitments that will enhance the animal welfare standards in its U.S. supply chain, which serves more than 7,200 BURGER KING restaurants nationwide. The company has pledged to transition its U.S. supply chain to 100 percent cage-free…
March 16, 2012 - Poultry pioneers Joe Hudson, CEO of Burnbrae Farms Ltd. and John E. Janzen, a champion for the creation of a marketing board for Ontario chicken, will be recognized for their contributions, along with three other inductees, at the Hall of Fame Gallery, Country Heritage Park in…
Do you have activists in Canada? The question came just as I thought the interview was over. Andrew Kaldenberg had answered all my questions, but he had a lot more to tell. He seemed puzzled that his Canadian guest had not asked about animal welfare advocacy groups. After answering that…
Entrer dans l’une des fosses à fumier d’une ferme avicole de plus d’un million de pondeuses est une expérience qu’on n’oublie pas. Imaginez : dix rangées de 585 pieds de long de monticules de fumier qui ressemblent à des termitières s’élançant en hauteur. Je suis au rez-de-chaussée du poulailler No…
  Standing in one of the manure pits at a 1.3-million-layer egg farm can be quite the experience. Picture this: ten 595-foot-long rows of eerie-looking, irregular mounds of manure that seem like termite nests aiming for record heights. I am at ground level, under House 5 at Rose Acre Farms’…
September 30, 2011 - Diane Kleer, VP production and group publisher with Annex Business Media, is pleased to announce that Canadian Poultry received a bronze award at the recent Canadian Farm Writers Federation (CFWF) awards banquet. Editor Kristy Nudds was the recipient of the bronze Peter Lewington award for the…
Small-scale organic poultry farming has been happening in Canada for some years now, but on a large scale, organic has been slow to get going.  Some of the reasons are obvious. It takes a large investment to go organic, and most poultry farmers don’t have an interest in that. It…
September 15, 2011 - Sunnymel, the partnership formed by Groupe Westco and Olymel, has made an offer to lease the Nadeau Poultry (Maple Lodge) slaughterhouse in St-François-de-Madawaska and operate it from the time it closes in June 2012 until the new Sunnymel slaughterhouse is opened in nearby Clair in November…
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