Sunday, July 14, 2019

Poultry industry gets emergency funds

The federal and Ontario governments are giving $350,873 so the chicken and hatching egg industries can prepare to handle emergencies.

It will supplement money from the Chicken Farmers of Ontario, the Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg and Chicken Commission and the Association of Ontario Chicken Processors.

They said that “this project will deliver a third-party service that ensures chickens are handled in a humane manner during emergency situations such as a disease outbreak or barn damage from fire or extreme weather.