A Band-Aid Solution?
Nova Scotia chicken farmers found themselves picking up the pieces after one of the two major processors of their birds, Maple Leaf Foods, announced January 16 it will close its plant in Canard in Kings County, Annapolis Valley.
Each year, poultry producers use a combination of antibiotics and vaccines to protect these birds from infectious diseases. Antibiotics are critical to ongoing efforts to fight off diseases and infections;
When it comes to figuring out what is going on with corn these days, it is really pretty simple – it’s all supply and demand. Corn demand is way up and supply isn’t.
Save your neck, and maybe save the planet.  When it comes to reducing energy consumption... farmers are in the catbird’s seat
We’ve got a new look
As the poultry and livestock industries become more regulated, it’s a challenging and lengthy process trying to bring novel nutritional and pharmaceutical products to the marketplace. This is particularly true for in-feed products.
Post-Mortem examination reveals another potentially harmful effect of beetle infestation
The equation seems simple: Use less energy = spend less money, and as a bonus save the planet. It certainly seems better than the alternative: Use more energy = spend more money and pollute the planet.
Turned Upside Down.  The mantra was to move from grain to value added, which many took to mean feeding livestock
Cracking under pressure
If a Butterfly Flaps Its Wings.  H5N1 may seem like a distant nightmare, but it is less than a day away
Food Safety Practices Questioned
It's a huge honour for a farm boy like me to serve Canadian producers in Ottawa and this week I had the additional privilege of representing them to the world.
Atlantic Canada is now the home of Canada’s newest and most advanced poultry research facility. The first phase of the $9.8-million, 3,000-square-metre Atlantic Poultry Research Centre (APRC) officially opened on May 30th at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) campus.
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