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Advancing Women in Agriculture

Integrating chickens into vegetable production

Iowa State University researchers are conducting experiments to determine what advantages may arise from integrating chickens into vegetable production systems.

Maple Leaf Foods invests in CAS technology

Maple Leaf Foods recently announced it is investing approximately $28 million to transition its Edmonton poultry processing facility to world-class controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) technology.

A leading example for international veterinary service standards

The World Organisation for Animal Health has found Canada to be a top performing country and a leading example for meeting international veterinary service standards, with no major weaknesses.
Feature articles 

The healing power of eggs

For some time, bacteria, yeast and some types of mammalian cells have been used to produce a group of pharmaceuticals called pharmaceutical proteins. Using an egg to produce these protein drug treatments is a relatively new idea, but one that makes a lot of sense. Eggs provide a sterile, closed environment and the capability of large-scale production at relatively low cost, all allowing mass manufacture of a given compound that would otherwise be unfeasible. » Read more

Broiler production: How times have changed

Paul Leatherbarrow grew up on a mixed farm and began helping his parents with broiler chickens and other farm chores about 50 years ago when he was a teen. “Obviously, so much has changed,” he says. “It was nine weeks for a production cycle and now it’s five weeks. We had blue comb, blackhead and so many other health problems, and the breeding companies have eliminated a lot of challenges, but they still exist. Genetics, barn systems and so much more has all changed.” » Read more

Manure Expo 2018

August 15 – 16
Brookings, S.D.
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Women’s Leadership Conference

August 16 – 17
Destin, Fla.
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