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2017 Code of Practice Released

April 21, 2017

The final 2017 Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pullets and Laying Hens was released on March 27, 2017, following a review that was initiated in 2012.  The updated Code of Practice is of the utmost importance to the egg industry, as it provides a solid foundationMore

Update on Infectious Bronchitis Problem in Eastern Canada

April 21, 2017

This article is presented to you by the Poultry Health Services veterinary team Infectious Bronchitis (IBV) is a viral disease that causes a drop in egg production and egg shell quality. This is a problem in table egg layers, as well as in broiler breeders. Although there are many otherMore

Avian Influenza Town Hall Call

April 21, 2017

Alberta egg farmers were invited to join the poultry industry for an Avian Influenza Town Hall Call on March 30, to learn from experts on topics related to keeping disease off your farm, AI outbreaks occurring around the world, on-farm feed mixing risks, and effective cleaning & disinfecting of your transitionMore

Loose Housing Ramps Tip

April 21, 2017

In multi-tier free-run systems, ramps are needed to provide the birds with access from one level to the next.  Dr. Harlander, from the University of Guelph, has been researching optimal ramp design and has found that ramps with a 40 degree incline or less were easily negotiated by chicks, pulletsMore