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Omega-3 feeding program improves skeletal strength in young pullets

O&T Farms (Regina SK), in collaboration with the University of Guelph, initiated a series of research projects focused on developmental programming in both broiler and pullet breeding stock, starting in 2017. The purpose of the research was to determine the effects of feeding omega-3 fatty acids to breeder birds on reproductive efficiency, embryonic survival, as well as the epigenetic influence on progeny performance, development and overall health.
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Chicken Farmers of Canada and KFC team up

KFC Canada will partner with Chicken Farmers of Canada by featuring the Raised by a Canadian Farmer seal on its products, which demonstrates the commitment of restaurants and grocery retailers who source chicken raised to the highest standards of quality and care by Canadian farmers, of which 100% of KFC Canada’s system supports.
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Fukuda Breeders selects HatchTech to build hatchery in Japan

Hatchery will have capacity to set 720,000 eggs per week
Fukuda Breeders, a large broiler hatchery company, and HatchTech recently signed an agreement for the construction of a new turn-key hatchery in Japan. HatchTech will deliver the total package of incubation solutions, including MicroClimer Setters and Hatchers, a Chick Storage Room and ventilation, cooling and heating equipment. The capacity of this hatchery will be 720,000 eggs per week.
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Mar-Jac Poultry receives Industry of the Year honor

After a full year in operation in Franklin County, Alabama, company earns recognition
Mar-Jac Poultry’s presence is still relatively new in Franklin County, Alabama. Yet, the company was Industry of the Year at the recent 2019 Franklin County Partnership Awards Banquet.
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