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September 28, 2016 - Hendrix Genetics (HG) says it is reinforcing that high health, salmonella-negative flocks and ensuring clean and pathogen-free facilities are a top priority, with an investment in new laboratory facilities and upgrades. The company is highlighting an expansion to its North American poultry laboratory, based in Kitchener,…
Sept. 27, 2016 - Cobb-Vantress, Inc. recently welcomed hatchery managers and owner/operators from across Canada for its 2016 Hatchery Roundtable in Toronto, where incubation companies Jamesway and Chickmaster also took part providing insights on their specific equipment and programs.In addition to Cobb presentations, topics of discussion included vaccination, sanitation, maintenance…
April 28, 2016 - Joel Sappenfield, who has more than 25 years of experience in poultry and prepared foods with Tyson Foods, Inc., will become the next president of Cobb-Vantress. He will succeed Jerry Moye, who has been president since 2007 and announced earlier this year that he would be retiring…
  As is the case in so many sectors, egg processing leaves material behind that ends up in the landfill site. But what if the inedible egg leftovers (called slurry or spinnings) could themselves be processed into something valuable? That’s exactly what Perth County Ingredients (PCI) of St. Mary’s, Ont.,…
  They don’t have polar bear insignias stamped on them like Canadian diamonds, but eggs from distributor and marketer, Polar Egg are gaining popularity with Northwest Territories (NWT) residents as a fresh, locally-produced alternative to eggs shipped from the south. The launch of the egg grading and marketing company in…
  Who rents a drag strip, borrows seven-ton fifth-wheel trailers and has five respected automotive journalists race the one-ton trucks head to head?   We do. The eighth annual Canadian Truck King Challenge did just that (and much more) to clearly show the truck-buying public who is the best of…
January 8, 2015 - Elanco today announced it has finalized the acquisition of Novartis Animal Health, creating a new global leader in animal health.   The acquisition, announced in April, follows Elanco’s purchase of Lohmann Animal Health earlier in 2014. Both strategic investments position the company to offer a more diversified…
  For the first time, pure lines of Lohmann Tierzucht’s laying hens are being raised outside of Europe, and the company chose Canada for the task. The primary breeding company has built two production barns in the Caledonia, Ont., area.  The company has existing facilities at its home base in…
  Geneve Newcombe and her husband Craig, egg farmers in Port Williams, Nova Scotia, feel strongly about teaching their children about the value of giving back to the community. So when Geneve heard that Egg Farmers of Canada was a sponsor of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for…
The core issues of supply management, food safety, animal welfare and animal health are the focus of activities for the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council (CPEPC) in 2014.  This stems from the recent completion of the organization’s strategic plan, a real milestone for 2013, says CEO Robin Horel in…
February 5, 2014 - The Egg Farmers of Canada has formed a partnership with the Breakfast Club of Canada to give more Canadian children access to a balanced breakfast. In Canada, one out of seven children goes to school on an empty stomach.1 As part of its commitment to social responsibility, EFC has…
Dec. 16, 2013 Stratford, ON - Lakeside Poultry Veterinary Services is now open at 240 Graff Avenue Unit A in Stratford.The practice is being run by Dr. Shahbaz Haq, who has been serving Canadian poultry industry since 2003 and has worked with hatcheries, feed mills, broilers, broiler breeders, spcialty chicken…
In early August, Maple Leaf Foods announced it was selling its commercial turkey farms, breeder farms and hatcheries to two different companies. Representatives say that most of the 100 employees involved are moving with the sale.    “Maple Leaf made this strategic move so that we would be able to…
The newly opened Sunnymel plant, which cost nearly $55 million, has already experienced its fair share of difficulties during the five-year process. The plant will have a weekly slaughter capacity of 450,000 chickens, processed by around 200 workers at an hourly rate of 12,000 birds – and its products will…
With Tim Nelson, the former executive director of the Poultry Industry Council (PIC) of Canada having left to become the CEO of the newly formed Livestock Research Innovation Corporation, a suitable (and worthy) replacement needed to be found.And according to Dr. Helen Anne Hudson, the PIC chair, the ideal candidate…

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