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Research strategy review and potential new research cluster

The Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC) facilitated development of the National Research Strategy for Canada’s Poultry Sector (the Strategy) which was released in 2012. The Strategy identified nine priority research categories.

Selection and the reproductive axis

Can on-farm management influence layer flock turnover for the better? The Poultry Industry Council (PIC) funded several research projects in 2016. The following project addresses the layer sector of the poultry industry directly.

Business management habits pay for poultry producers

Thirty-six per cent of poultry and egg farmers have a formal business plan. A new study, Dollars and Sense, by Kynetec has identified the top seven habits of Canada’s best farmers.
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New Alltech algae product enables Canadian producers to bring DHA-enriched eggs to market

Algae nutritional products from Alltech are now registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for use in the diets of pigs, dairy cows and laying hens. The DHA found within algae can naturally enrich pork, milk and eggs. Canadian dairy, swine and layer producers will be able to market their DHA-enriched products as value-added functional foods, meeting consumer demand for nutrient-rich foods and beverages. For more information, visit
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Alternative bedding

Bedding is being examined as an increasingly important factor in poultry health, and can affect a producer’s bottom line through how much labour is involved in spreading it and how well it cleans up.

Jillian Jasper, self-proclaimed “head of the herd” at ABC (Animal Bedding Company) in Woodstock Ont., is a firm believer that producers should be taking a much closer look at their bedding choices. “We are told over and over by producers of poultry and every other livestock species that outside of a vet making bedding suggestions in times of health crises, [that they] are never approached to talk bedding,” she notes. “We believe that our products outperform straw, shavings, drywall, peat moss, sand and everything else on the market in terms of animal health and positive environmental inputs. When cull rates with our poultry clients consistently come back with zeroes for respiratory and zeroes for pad/leg health issues, it confirms our complete belief in what we offer.”
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Western Poultry Conference

Feb. 27, 2017
Location: Red Deer, Alta.
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The Food and Beverage Convention

March 2-3, 2017
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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London Poultry Show

April 5-6, 2017
Location: London, Ont.
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