Some of Canada’s largest meat processing companies are publicly announcing their COVID-19 response measures in an effort to offer reassurance and transparency to the public and others in the food supply chain. While minimizing the human health risk associated with having a large number of employees working at a single facility is the primary concern,… Read More

With coronavirus cases on the rise, the federal and provincial governments have increased risk mitigation measures to slow down the spread of the virus. Farmers and ranchers are a relatively independent and often secluded, so the impact of any quarantine would be limited on daily operations during planting or calving. The business risk to agriculture… Read More

Ashley Honsberger will be taking on the role of executive director for the Poultry Industry Council (PIC) effective December. “Ashley’s experience and passion will be a great addition to our organization,” says Ed Verkley, chair of the board for PIC. “Her demonstrated ability to build relationships and develop programs with a broad range of stakeholders… Read More

October 11th is World Egg Day, and come rain or shine — or even snow, Canadian farmers are out promoting the business of eggs. The special day was established at the International Egg Commission conference held at Vienna back in 1996. The celebration occurs on the second Friday of October each year and is meant… Read More

We are less than six months away from new federal livestock transportation regulations coming into force, and significant clarification is still needed surrounding the implementation of the rules. The existing rules for livestock transport within Canada have been overhauled from all sides, including: the angle of loading ramps, hours allowed in transit, restrictions on movement… Read More