Kelvin and Kayla farm with Kelvin’s parents in southern Manitoba. They operate a broiler breeder barn where they raise chickens and roosters, and provide fertilized eggs to other chicken farms across the province. These chickens are essentially the parents of the birds that are raised for meat. The farm provides them a unique opportunity to incorporate their children into the daily work of sorting eggs. It’s that lifestyle that many of the farmers we have met credit as the reason they chose to farm. Children, parents and grandparents enjoy close relationships when working side-by-side. We visited Buffalo Creek Chicken during the spring, and shortly after the arrival of a very special addition to the farm – a new puppy! Watch and learn more about the important lessons caring for animals can teach.
Michael Kautzman is the General Manager of the Saskatchewan Broiler Hatching Egg Producers. This group represents farmers who raise the chickens that produce broiler eggs instead of the kind of eggs that you buy in the grocery store. These eggs hatch into the chickens that are raised for their meat. Michael recently toured a brand-new broiler hatching barn in Saskatchewan.
Read the articles: https://canadianfoodfocus.org/on-the-farm/what-is-a-broiler-chicken/
Video footage courtesy of Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan https://saskatchewanchicken.ca/
Canada’s 4,800 egg and poultry farmers welcome today’s announcement of the two new programs that have been created by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to mitigate the market impacts caused by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) over the next 10 years.
Today the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers (CHEP) announced a $50,000 donation to Food Banks Canada