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Multi-Tier Pullet Rearing Systems

June 30, 2017

During a recent webinar hosted by Egg Farmers of Canada, Dr. Tina Widowski, from the University of Guelph, shared her research that links multi-tier pullet rearing systems to lifelong physical and behavioral benefits in laying hens.  Pullets raised in multi-tier pullet systems have more opportunities to exercise and learn behaviorsMore

Animal Agriculture Mini-Internship

June 30, 2017

submitted by Frank Robinson, Professor of Poultry Production and Physiology, University of Alberta The Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences Reading Week Student Mini-Internship program was developed at the University of Alberta in 2016.   A total of 37 Agriculture and Animal Health Students signed up and spent three days workingMore

CLT Transportation Course

June 30, 2017

The Canadian Livestock Transport (CLT) course is a comprehensive training course for livestock truckers, shippers and receivers.  For the first time ever, CLT has launched an online training program focused on poultry transport.  The course has 5 modules: Introduction to Welfare, Laws & Regulations, Behaviour & Handling, Transportation, and RiskMore

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