A barn at the University of Alberta Poultry Research Centre in south Edmonton is home to more than 1,600 healthy, clucking chickens.
But these fowl aren't ordinary, these are heritage chickens.
The classic breeds include the 1957 random-bred Broiler line and the Barred Plymouth Rock, a breed that dates back to 1910.
Frank Robinson, a professor of Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta, said commercial farming has made these breeds extremely rare, and some might be extinct without the program.
For the full story, CLICK HERE
U of A heritage chicken program preserves vintage breeds
Professor says ‘living museum’ of chickens is akin to a classic car collection.
Innovation in poultry transport and handlingAs the Canadian poultry industry continually improves bird welfare, it’s…
Poultry Technology: Rise of the robotsIn the past decade, robotic solutions have found a home…
New food guide set to challenge prominence of meat, dairy industriesHealth Canada unveiled a radically new food guide Tuesday that…
U.S. Report: Hazardous meat & poultry recalls have nearly doubled since 2013From E. coli-infected romaine lettuce to Salmonella-tainted beef, contaminated foods…