Bird Management

Performance Management November 2014

It’s an easy mistake to make. For the most part, they look the same, sound the same, walk the same, and behave pretty much the same. There are just a few breeds of chicken and turkey, and within those, just a few widely used strains. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Minimum Inlet System Design September 2014

Modular inlets are ideal, but setting up inlets correctly can be a money-saver for poultry operations Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Red Lights Improve Production September 2014

For poultry, not only does LED offer energy savings, it may also offer production advantages Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Battling the Buzz September 2014

Justine Shiell has worked hard for her nickname. Studying fly control in poultry barns has become her specialty as she works towards her Master’s degree at the University of Guelph. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The Perfect Climate Controller September 2014

Regardless of the season and climate, the same factors come into effect when trying to maintain target conditions in poultry barns. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Poultry Code of Practice gets funding needed for update August 2014

the federal government is providing $2.2 million in funding to update the poultry codes of practice Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

"Quiet move" by Health Canada to end use of antibiotics in livestock July 2014

Loopholes still exist but Health Canada is taking tiny, unpublicized steps towards curbing antibiotic use in livestock. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Running Like the Wind June 2014

One of the biggest factors affecting input cost is fan configuration Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The Beaker: June 2014 May 2014

Broiler birds are known for their fast growth rates and voracious appetites but that growth potential creates an issue for breeding hens. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Getting pests to fly the coop April 2014

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, roughly one in eight Canadians suffer from food poisoning each year. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Measuring Success March 2014

I used to wonder what the “ISO 9000” or “ISO 14001” banners hanging in front of businesses meant. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New website opens door on poultry production February 2014

The National Chicken Council has launched a new website that features a video of daily life on a chicken farm Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Big Dutchman restructures egg system management team January 2014

Big Dutchman, Inc. has restructured the sales and management team for the egg systems division for a higher level of service and support for U.S. and Canada. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The back page: January 2014 December 2013

When I saw “Behind the Barn Door,” I was horrified at the blatant cruelty shown to be happening on two Alberta egg farms owned by a board member of Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA). Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Moving Forward From Here December 2013

When W5, a CTV current affairs and documentary program broke a story in October 2013 about alleged inhumane practices on two poultry farms in Alberta, those inside and outside the industry had many questions. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

PIC Update - January 2014 December 2013

There are more people trained to ensure good poultry welfare on Canadian farms, thanks to the PAACO (Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization). Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Stirring Things Up December 2013

High heating costs, wet floors, elevated carbon dioxide levels, uneven bird distribution: these are all problems that can be influenced by the use of stir fans. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The Beaker: January 2014 December 2013

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have recently completed a series of experiments investigating feeding pea to poultry. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

PGC readies to lead pullet industry December 2013

The Pullet Growers of Canada recently held their annual Board of Directors Business Planning session in anticipation of a positive answer on agency status. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Nova Scotia Egg Producers expands alternative housing November 2013

Nova Scotia Egg Producers introduces a program for new egg farmers to be awarded no-cost quota lease for 500 layers in alternative housing systems. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!