Egg Farmers of Canada has appointed University of Guelph professor Tina Widowski as its new chair in poultry welfare.


In her new role, Widowski will collaborate with researchers on laying hen welfare and egg production, including enriched and aviary systems. According to EFC, the new partnership will bring benefits to both the University of Guelph and the Canadian egg industry. For the University, Widowski will expand and complement the research being done in food and animal welfare, while egg farmers will benefit from the creation of a critical mass of young, well-educated professionals with knowledge of poultry welfare that may become part of the next generation of industry leaders and technical experts.