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Is your farm prepared for a disease emergency?

New booklets lay out the threats to dairy, hog, and cattle operations and offer a blueprint for being ready

The first thing the Canadian Animal Health Coalition did after receiving a grant to better prepare for animal disease emergencies was to see if producer organizations had a crisis plan. The results weren’t encouraging. “We surveyed 130 organizations, all industry associations at different national and provincial levels across the country,” said Matt Taylor, one of […] Read more

Alberta Chicken Producers welcomes update to poultry care code

Group’s chair says province’s broiler producers are already adhering 
to expected changes and process ‘will validate what we’re doing’

An initiative to update the animal care code of practice for poultry is being welcomed by the chair of Alberta Chicken Producers. “We already have an animal care program in the province that is mandatory for our producers,” said Erna Ference. “All of our farmers are certified and on that program. From what I understand, […] Read more