Chicken Farmers of Canada News
For the past four years now, Chicken Farmers of Canada have been implementing an antimicrobial use strategy that focuses on 5 elements, one of which is researching and determining the availablility of antibiotic alternative products.
This has been an on-going effort through the Canadian Poultry Research Council. To date, the Canadian poultry industry has invested over $3.5 million through CPRC, which has been matched by government and other agencies to over $18 million. Nearly half of this research funding has been directed towards gut health, development of vaccines, understanding the impact of pathogens, and antibiotic alternatives.
Here is a look at just some of the research and the research teams whose work in these areas has been supported by the poultry industry through CPRC.
A number of the projects funded by these researchers have been part of the Poultry Clusters (the second of which is still on-going). The Clusters have brought together scientists from various fields to work on priority issues for the industry. With large matching funds from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Cluster projects are a great way to make the most of available resources.
Aside from the actual research results, one of the huge benefits of supporting these researchers has been in the number and quality of students they have trained and inspired with an interest in poultry. As you’ll see in their profiles, a number of their students continue to work in and contribute to the poultry industry today.