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Demand soars for backyard hens

Raising chickens increasingly popular during pandemic.

N.S. chicken industry rising to the challenges of COVID-19

How Annapolis Valley’s producers and processing plants are responding to the pandemic.

Turkey Farmers of Canada announces new charitable donation

Additional funds going to Kids Help Phone, 4-H Canada to support mental health initiatives.
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Feature articles 

Campylobacter: Friend or foe?

Foodborne illnesses are some of the leading causes of gastrointestinal upset in humans globally. One of the most common culprits are bacteria such as different Campylobacter specifies. Here’s more on the disease that impacts 150,000 Canadians annually. » Here’s a look inside....
From the Editor

Lighting Research: Hatching a better bird

Adding light might be the key to more robust chicks that are ideal for antibiotic-free production. Canadian researchers found that providing lighting during incubation positively affects the hatch, post-hatch and egg production performance of laying hens. » Read more...
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Liberals’ COVID 19 response to agriculture a hard row to hoe for Bibeau

Producers not tapping into current support programs enough, minister says. » Read more...

Virus-ready poultry producer can’t escape supply chain shock

Groupe Westco raises most chickens in N.B., and now it's dealing with glut of product. » Read more...

How N.L.’s largest poultry producer is handling the pandemic

None of Country Ribbon's more than 200 employees have tested positive for the virus. » Read more...