EFC welcomes federal funding for research

The Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) received $4 million in funding for poultry research and innovation from the federal government, an investment that was possible through the Agri-Science Clusters initiative of the Growing Forward 2 AgriInnovations Program (AIP).

The five-year investment in the Poultry Science Cluster will be leveraged by more than 50 contributing scientists from across the country for issues of great importance to the industry. “This research is focused on providing our farmers with a better understanding of certain poultry diseases, finding novel means for their control, contributing to the continuous improvement of poultry health and welfare and mitigating environmental impacts,” says Tim Lambert, Chief Executive Officer of EFC.

The long-term, stable, and sustained commitment to research by both the government and industry generates the knowledge and opportunities to increase the competitiveness, productivity, and sustainability of egg farming while building poultry expertise that will be required by future generations.

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