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Pilot poultry project hatches in Hay River

Choice North Farms in Hay River is hoping to make a difference to food security in the North by undertaking the PoultryPonics Dome Project.

Exploring the nanostructure of eggshells

The results of a study recently have enabled researchers to better understand the role of eggshells in embryo development and hatching.

Nuscience launches next phase of Biotica

New specialty market approval, scientific forum discussion and broadened adoption are all rapidly taking shape for the Nuscience elite level feed technology platform in Canada, available under the Biotica product brand via strategic marketing partnership with Canadian Bio-Systems Inc.
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Layer Signals: A Practical Guide to Layer Focused Management

Do you recognize the signals your chickens are giving? Do you know the difference between abnormal, runny droppings and healthy caecal droppings? Are you able to identify abnormalities of the egg and trace this back to the cause? And do something about it?

If you recognize the signs that point to potential problems, then make sure you are armed with information to take the appropriate steps to get your flock back on track. But to do so, you must know all the ins and outs of your own farm and be able to assess the impact these changes will have on your animals.

Layer Signals is a practical guide that shows you how to pick up the signals given by your animals at an early stage, how to interpret them and which action to take. >> Learn More
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Consumer conversation

Joining the consumer conversation

If your business depends on a healthy and vibrant poultry sector in the future, regardless of where you fit in the supply chain, these consumer discussions affect you directly because they can make or break public trust in your industry. Thus, the poultry sector should no longer view these communications as small marketing budget line items. Instead, they should be treated as investments in the future viability of the food system. » Read more
Chickens in the greenhouse

Chickens in the greenhouse

Most people in the Far North are completely reliant on food produced in the south. Food is generally very expensive. Numerous new greenhouse initiatives are underway to address the problem – most of them employing high-tech green energy solutions and extremely high levels of insulation. Several projects also involve fish production (known as aquaponics), and one – a world first – involves poultry production. » Read more

Canada's Farm Progress Show

June 20 - 22
Regina, Sask.
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PIC Health Day

June 20
Stratford, Ont.
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