Bird Management

Canadian Biosystems launches new livestock program November 2013

Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. has introduced its new "Power of 5" program to help maximize performance in livestock operations, including swine and poultry. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

P.E.I. poultry fire likely caused by fan, say investigators October 2013

The fire marshal's office in Prince Edward Island says a fire that destroyed as many as 20,000 hens at a poultry farm was accidental. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Government invests in agriculture research October 2013

Over $17 million will be invested over the next five years in Saskatchewan to help develop world-class research chairs in agriculture. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Getting a Head Start October 2013

In poultry production, brooding is an important aspect of growth – not just for the birds, but for the farmer as well. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The Back Page: November 2013 October 2013

If everyone in Canada who buys a turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas bought just one more during the year, Canada’s turkey farmers could increase production. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Hen Housing and Bird Welfare October 2013

A commercial-scale study of housing alternatives for laying hens is being conducted by the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply in the United States. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

PIC Update: Reproductive Maturity and Light October 2013

Birds depend on increasing day length as a signal to mature sexually, which means that controlling and manipulating photoperiod is critical. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Thinking Ahead October 2013

Chris Mullet Koop didn’t set out to start growing his own pullets. He really just wanted to convert his layer barn into an enriched colony system. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Egg Farm Tours a Success in Alberta October 2013

In August, the Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) continued a series of tours involving the province’s egg farms. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

From the Editor: November 2013 October 2013

With never-ending predictions that supply management will be doomed in X years, it’s important that the public understand how the system works. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Sobeys launches new certified humane meat September 2013

Sobeys launches new fresh foods initiative featuring certified humane meat from Canadian farms. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Understanding Broiler Transport Mortalities September 2013

There are multiple risk factors that can affect the mortality rates in loads of broilers transported to slaughter. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

PIC Update - October 2013 September 2013

Antimicrobials are used in the broiler industry routinely to improve performance (growth, feed conversion and meat yield), but they also reduce pathogen risk. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The Beaker: October 2013 September 2013

The University of Saskatchewan has been examining the impact of microwave toe trimming on the productivity and welfare of commercial turkeys hens and toms. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Sunnymel Plant Begins Operations September 2013

The newly opened Sunnymel plant, which cost nearly $55 million, has already experienced its fair share of difficulties during the five-year process. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Tracking antibiotic-resistant strains August 2013

Continuing research on Salmonella may enable researchers to identify and track strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New Cobb flock awards for Canada August 2013

At the inaugural Cobb performance award in Canada, both individual flocks and overall counts were looked at for various Cobb breeds. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The Back Page: September 2013 August 2013

Whenever you are on a long road trip, checking the rearview mirror or odometer to appreciate how far you have come can often provide a psychological lift. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The Future, One Class at a Time August 2013

The Arbor Acres Production Management School opened its doors in 1967. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ticket to Ride August 2013

It sounds extreme, but it’s really true. The only thing that could stand between disease on your farm and an industry outbreak is one person. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!