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JD Farms: Family-run poultry producers

Marilyn Morgan My parents, Jack and Debbie Froese, are the owners and founders of JD Farms Specialty Turkey, a family-run producer of specialty turkeys located in the beautiful Fraser Valley in Langley, BC. Jack and Debbie grew up on farms in the Fraser Valley and continued their farming tradition with …

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Let’s Talk Turkey!

By Ronda Payne For a consumer, Thanksgiving, Christmas and maybe Easter are likely the only times to think about turkey. For a turkey farmer, the thoughts—and planning—go on year round. It might be working with quota, assessing animal health or raising birds throughout the year to sell to a year-round …

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The Burning Question: Can Used Bedding Make Money?

Anyone who works in B.C.’s poultry industry is aware that a creative, cost-effective disposal solution is required for the excess volumes of used poultry bedding accumulating from the over 100 million chickens and turkeys produced annually. Finding a way of turning this abundance of bedding into a valuable resource is …

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Poultry Outlook

Canadian Poultry Outlook for 2015

Will the influenza outbreak lower confidence? Avian influenza (AI) is back in the news. At the time of writing (Dec 2014) at least 10 farms in British Columbia including many in the Fraser Valley have been confirmed with the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of the virus with over 230,000 birds …

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Small Lot Poultry Additions

Small Lot Poultry Additions

Small lot egg farms, those with 100 to 399 laying hens, have seen an immediate increase recently in available licences in BC, rising from 25 to 50. At first glance, this may not seem like a lot of farms, but in speaking to Al Sakalauskas, executive director of the BC …

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