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Canadian Poultry
More from Canadian Poultry | Health | Production April 13, 2012
Funding boost will help atlantic poultry farmers meet
changing consumer demands

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of more than $600,000 to the Atlantic Poultry Research Institute (APRI) to conduct feed and health research. The investments are being made in six different projects to further research into better nutrients and improved disease resistance for the region's poultry sector, while benefiting consumers across the country. The funding includes support for projects that will identify ways to increase omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants in chickens and eggs, as well as assess ways to improve flock health and reduce disease.
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Young farmer loan to help next generation
Young and beginning farmers will find it easier to start and grow their farm businesses with the help of a new $500 million loan program, which was recently introduced by Farm Credit Canada. This new loan offers qualified producers who are under 40 years of age loans of up to $500,000 to purchase or improve farmland and buildings.
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Supply management won't be sacrificed
A spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper says that Canada supports the supply-management system for dairy and poultry farmers, and it is not willing to negotiate the issue as a "precondition" to join talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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Lameness in broilers prevented by probiotics
Year in and year out, lameness is one of the leading causes of mortality in broilers, making the condition a significant economic concern for the poultry industry. But because the incidence rate of lameness is low in research flocks, the phenomenon has been difficult to study, which has hampered efforts to develop measures that may help producers. Fortunately, that may be about to change.
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FDA further tightens rules on antibiotic use in livestock
Earlier this week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is taking three steps to protect public health and promote the judicious use of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals. These include recommendations for a phasing out of medically important drugs in agricultural production, for veterinarians to have more oversight on the therapeutic and in-feed usage of these drugs, and labelling changes from drug companies.
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