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Chicken, dairy farmers rip TPP concessions

Updated, Jan. 25, 2018 — Canada’s supply-managed producer groups warn that the new Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade deal stands to chip away unnecessarily at their markets. Chicken Farmers of Canada on Wednesday said the CPTPP deal, on which Canada pledged Tuesday it will sign in March, still includes concessions on market access […] Read more

Eggs don’t stay this clean in a hatching barn, so it’s important to find an effective way to clean them.

Which came first? The healthy chicken or the clean egg?

Alberta study sorted through a plethora of egg-cleaning methods 
to find the best way to reduce bacteria on eggs

Cleaning eggs is critical in hatcheries in order to minimize bacteria on shells that can affect chicks when they emerge. But there’s more than one way to clean eggs. “Farmers are using many different methods to clean their eggs,” said Brenda Schneider, a poultry research technologist with the province. “Some dust them off, others use […] Read more