The number of Canadian farms – and provinces – where birds are testing positive for highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza continues to climb. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed Manitoba’s first case on a poultry farm on April 23. The farm is located near Elma, in the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth, on the eastern side of… Read More

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the first three cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry in Western Canada. The CFIA says two commercial flocks in Mountain View County and one in Ponoka County tested positive on April 6 for the H5N1 subtype that has been spreading across North America since first… Read More

Farm organizations from across the spectrum of Canadian agriculture welcomed the introduction of Bill C-234 in the House of Commons on Monday. The private member’s bill sponsored by Ben Lobb, the Conservative MP for Huron-Bruce, would amend the federal government’s carbon pricing legislation to provide an exemption from the carbon tax for natural gas and… Read More

Update: On February 4, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said it had confirmed the presence of high pathogenic avian influenza (AI), subtype H5N1, in a commercial flock in western Nova Scotia and notified the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) of the positive AI finding. Initial tests were conducted on January 30 after the farm… Read More

Tyson Foods Inc. has announced plans to spend more than US$1.3 billion to increase automation in meat plants, over the next three years. Announced at Tyson Foods’ virtual Investor Day, the productivity initiative aims to reduce labour costs and associated risks, and ultimately deliver cumulative savings — upwards of $450 million by fiscal year 2024…. Read More

There are at least 61 poultry farms in the area directly affected by the flooding near Abbotsford, B.C., according to an update from the B.C. Chicken Growers’ Association. At least 20 of these poultry farms in the flood zone raise broiler chickens (for meat), says B.C. Chicken, in a briefing shared with RealAgriculture on Thursday…. Read More

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are providing $1.5 million for Manitoba Egg Farmers (MEF) to establish the Egg Layer Research and Public Engagement Facility at the University of Manitoba’s (UM) Glenlea Research Station. Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Ralph Eichler made the announcement on October 8, in honour of World Egg Day. “I… Read More

 

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