Canadian Poultry

Canadian Poultry
Egg Farmers of Alberta Hosts Successful Environmental Stewardship Workshop

Egg Farmers of Alberta Hosts Successful Environmental Stewardship Workshop

Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) hosted an Environmental Stewardship Workshop in Edmonton August 26-27, 2015 that brought together a diverse mix of influencers and decision-makers from across the egg supply chain, including farmers, graders, retailers and restaurants, as well as industry, government and non-governmental organizations. Participants shared their ideas and provided strategic insights about the past, present and future of sustainable egg production in Alberta.

CFO announces series of programs on allocating growth

CFO announces series of programs on allocating growth

Chicken Farmers of Ontario is launching a portfolio of new and revised programs to meet consumer needs while creating new opportunities for farmers and process

Vic and Judy Redekop – British Columbia

Vic and Judy Redekop – British Columbia

Aldergrove, B.C., turkey and chicken grower Vic Redekop has seen a lot of changes in his 60 years – watching the B.C. poultry industry progress from a relative free-for-all in the 1960s to a more disciplined, yet still casual, supply managed system in the 1980s and 1990s to today’s more business-like structure with its heavy emphasis on biosecurity.

New options unveiled to unlock full power of canola meal for livestock

New options unveiled to unlock full power of canola meal for livestock

A new era of opportunity has emerged for Canadian canola meal as a premium, highly sought feed ingredient across livestock sectors around the world.

Aviagen adds world's largest hygieniser to its Athens feed mill

Aviagen adds world's largest hygieniser to its Athens feed mill

As part of its most recent $3 million expansion, the company installed the world’s largest Hygieniser, a state-of-the-art pellet feed system manufactured by California Pellet Mill Company that thermally treats feed to eliminate pathogens.

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North American Manure Expo comes to Canada...
For the first time ever, the North American Manure Expo is being hosted within a Canadian province. The annual show is being held August 20 and 21, 2013, at the University of Guelph’s Arkell Research Station, located near Guelph, Ontario. So, what's a Manure Expo and why should you attend? This video will provide all the dirt.
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Expert Dr. Susan Watkins discusses Water Sanitatio...
Expert Dr. Susan Watkins discusses Water Sanitation
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The population explosion...
With the world's population increasing exponentially and farmland staying the same, BASF took to the streets to ask consumers if this trend is sustainable.

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Cobb-Vantress is nearing completion of a $15 million expansion to increase its farm and hatchery production in Brazil Cobb-Vantress nearing completion of $15 million expansion in Brazil

September 3, 2015 -  In a major two-year expansion programme scheduled for completion in September, Cobb-Vantress is investing $15 million in increasing its farm and hatchery production in Brazil. The project includes expanding and remodeling the Cobb great grandparent and grandparent farms in Brazil to increase production capacity by 23 per cent and hatchery capacity by 10 per cent. “This investment in expanding and improving our facilities will also enhance the welfare of our birds, which is one of our core policies,” said Idir Savoldi, production manager at Cobb-Vantress Brasil.  “With the latest advances in technology and automated controls, we can look forward to continuing increases in performance on the farm and at the hatchery.” At the company's two great grandparent farms in Paulo de Faria (São Paulo) and Itapagipe (Minas Gerais), the housing capacity has been expanded to allow for introduction of the Male MX line to meet demands.  The associated hatcheries have been expanded with additional rooms to allow hatching dates and quantities to be more flexible. The project includes fitting the latest environment controls providing quicker and more precise adjustments to ensure bird comfort, and installing minimum ventilation and CO2 control devices.  “This advanced automation will help improve production and hatching rates,” added Idir Savoldi. The grandparent farms in Itapagipe (Minas Gerais), Guapiaçu (São Paulo), Palestina (São Paulo) and Água Clara (MatoGrosso do Sol) have also undergone major renovation. The production capacity at the Itapagipe farm has been doubled to allow for an increase of two million breeders per year.  At the Guapiaçu hatchery, more than1,200m2 of floor space has been added, and the entire hatching facilities have been replaced by Petersime machinery. The environment control system has also been replaced bringing this facility in line with the other Cobb hatcheries operating state-of-the-art technology and equipment.  

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