Bird Management

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!

Speaking From Experience August 2013

British Columbia’s poultry biosecurity program is mandatory for all commercial table egg, hatching egg, chicken and turkey producers in the province. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Helping contain infectious disease outbreaks August 2013

Researchers have identified a rapid response, which could help halt infectious diseases such as bird flu, swine flu and SARS before they take hold. Like this? Tweet it to your followers! 1 comments

New farms added for virtual tours July 2013

Two new egg farm tours have been added to the popular www.virtualfarmtours.ca website, bringing the total number to 25. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Cal Dirks - Manitoba July 2013

Cal Dirks and his fellow pullet farmers are in the process of applying for Part II Agency status that would include them in Canada’s supply management system. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Luc et François Turcotte - Québec July 2013

C’est l’endroit rêvé pour vivre d’agriculture : le fleuve en contrebas, les montagnes de Charlevoix au loin, une route bordée de maisons ancestrales et de pommiers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!