eggs

Welfare-friendly housing for young chickens

Chris Mullet Koop didn’t set out to start raising his own pullets (young chickens). He really just wanted to convert his layer barn into an enriched colony system – but as these things sometimes go, one thing led to another and then another. Now, he’s the first farmer in North America with an innovative enriched […]

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Price, not welfare, governs egg buying decisions

About two-thirds of Canadian egg buyers have never bought eggs produced in cage-free facilities. They say they could be motivated to change their buying habits – but price will be the key factor and not hen welfare. That’s according to a study by NPD Group looking at consumer attitudes and demands for cage-free eggs, conducted […]

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Fabulous farming fotos

For anyone writing or blogging about farming, here’s a great resource for you. One of my biggest struggles is always trying to find current, accurate and available photos to go along with articles or blog posts. The Ontario agriculture photo library has a wide array of available photos depicting many of the different aspects of […]

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A visit to a Canadian egg farm

Eggs are a Canadian breakfast staple. They’re also popular at other mealtimes and as ingredients in countless recipes. But do you ever wonder how eggs are made and where they come from? I had the chance to find out first hand a couple of weeks ago during a visit to an egg farm north of […]

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Breakfast pizza – easy, delicious and local!

A few weeks ago I came across an article that talked about Breakfast Pizza as the latest trend in chic breakfast eating. This seems like a great idea to me – I love pizza and I love breakfast, so I figure you can’t go wrong by bringing these two life staples together!

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Plea from farmers: Save our farms

Ontario’s farmers are using a town hall meeting in Stratford today to reach out to the public. The Save our Farms forum will focus on the beleaguered state of Ontario’s farming sector and on what the future of an Ontario without farming could look like down the road if nothing is done.

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Backyard chicken checklist

The rise of the local food movement has also increased urban interest in growing food in the city. Generally, this means a small garden or some planters for tomatoes, carrots, some herbs and the like. But for some more adventurous types, this drive to “grow your own” also includes eggs – and it’s not as […]

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Where’s your favourite Ontario breakfast spot?

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. There’s just nothing like bacon and eggs (and coffee of course!!) to get me set for the day – especially on the weekend or when I’m travelling and have a bit more time to indulge myself. However, being on the road means the hunt for the perfect […]

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Ontario’s travelling Easter Egg Farmer

In parts of Ontario this year, Easter was marked not by the Easter bunny – but instead with an appearance by the Easter Egg Farmer. Bruce Weber, an egg farmer from the Elmira ON area, took to the road this month to promote eggs and egg farming just in time for the egg-focused Easter holiday.

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