You may have never heard of traceability, but it plays a very important role in managing animal health and food safety in Canada.
Animal welfare is a term that covers both the physical and mental wellbeing of an animal. Good animal welfare means an animal is growing or producing normally, is healthy, free from pain and injury and displays normal behaviour.
Biosecurity refers to procedures that prevent the introduction of diseases and reduce the frequency and severity of infection when they occur.
Codes Of Practice: The Building Blocks that Ensure Farm Animal Care.
Farmers in Canada raise two types of chickens – those produced for meat and those that lay eggs. And although they’re both poultry, there are some differences in how they live on Canadian farms.
All Canadian farming practices ensure that your food is free of antibiotic residues and safe to eat.
Six or seven times a year, about 90,000 freshly-hatched chicks are dropped off at the Martinka broiler chicken operation. The Martinka family has been in the chicken business for 15 years.
Evesque loves working with these birds and appreciates the opportunity to produce a product consumers want. Evesque produces 50,000 kilograms of chicken every few months.
Take a tour of a dairy farm and learn how dairy cows are raised and cared for in Canada.
Tour a broiler hatching egg farm who raise the chickens that produce broiler eggs instead of the kind of eggs that you buy in the grocery store.
On broiler breeding farms, the chickens grow from chicks a few days old until they are ready to start laying eggs that will hatch into broiler chickens.
We asked veterinarian Dr. Matheus Costa, who specializes in swine health at the University of Saskatchewan: what do you do when pigs get sick?
We asked Denise Beaulieu, an assistant professor on monogastric nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan: What do pigs eat?
Meet Erika Stewart, a rancher in Saskatchewan and the Provincial Coordinator for Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) program.
We asked an expert at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Yolande Seddon: ‘Where do pigs live?’
We asked Dawn Friesen a production manager at Fast Genetics: ‘How many litters do pigs have in a year?’
Tour a Water Buffalo farm and see for yourself what they look like and how they are cared for in Canada.
Tour a dairy goat farm and learn how goats are cared for in Canada.
A lot of care and work go into raising veal cattle and it shows with these two clean and well run farms. Take a tour to learn more about veal cattle.
There are more than 7,000 pig farms across Canada that raise more than 25.5 million animals a year. Learn how pork gets from farm to table.