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Poultry Welfare Centre opens in Guelph


A new virtual centre for leading Canadian scientists in poultry behaviour and welfare has found a home at the University of Guelph in Ontario.

The centre is a joint initiative of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Poultry Industry Council, and the Canadian Poultry Research Council, reports a release on the University of Guelph’s website.

Officials from each agency will sit on an advisory committee to develop the cluster and provide advice on research strategies.

Welfare experts from the Department of Animal and Poultry Science and the University of Guelph’s Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare will lead the new centre.

Other U of G investment news

In other University of Guelph news, the Ontario Genomics Institute invested $100,000 in a U of G project that involves developing genetic markers that may eventually help produce pigs without boar taint.