Turkey Farmers of Canada have launched a five-year advertising and PR campaign encouraging consumers to #ThinkTurkey (#PensezDindon). The campaign will focus on engaging primary meal planners to raise awareness of the benefits of turkey, drive year-round demand, and increase overall consumption and retail availability of the protein. Launched May 6, the campaign includes billboards, transit… Read More

Look for poultry producers to flock to Stratford, Ont., on November 4 and 5, 2020, for the newly-minted Canadian Poultry XPO. The new poultry industry tradeshow was announced today at the opening of the 2019 Canadian Dairy XPO by show founders Jordon and Donna Underhill, who will now bring the dairy showcase model to the… Read More

Ontario’s provincial government, in partnership with the federal government, has announced updates to the  Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program. The compensation program was significantly changed under the previous Liberal provincial government, leading to a dramatic increase in rejected claims, higher fees, and much longer wait times to receive approved compensation. After consulting with farmers and… Read More

Maple Leaf Foods has announced plans to spend $660 million to build a new, 640,000 square foot fresh poultry processing facility at London, Ont., and to invest in projects that “accelerate adoption of advanced manufacturing and production technologies.” Those investments support the company’s goal of reducing its environmental footprint by 50 per cent by 2025. The… Read More

Most livestock producers are aware that significant changes are coming to how they’ll access antibiotic medication for animals as of December 1, 2018. Beginning then, several commonly used antibiotic medications (especially those important for human medicine) will no longer be available through your feed or animal supply store, instead being accessible only through your veterinarian…. Read More

Maple Leaf Foods (MLF) is spending $28 million to transitioning the company’s Edmonton poultry processing plant to a “world-class controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) technology facility.” The company plans to convert is transportation, receiving and holding area and handling systems to optimize rest time and create a climate-controlled environment as it implements the CAS technology, the… Read More

Questions are being raised about the connection between wild ducks in Ontario, an emerging avian virus, and egg production drop in a turkey breeder flock in the province. A research team, including Ontario Veterinary College pathobiology professor Claire Jardine, found 22 per cent of almost 400 live wild ducks sampled from 23 Ontario lakes tested… Read More