The poultry industry is one of the most dynamic of all the livestock industries in modern agriculture. As the industry changes, so too must the scope and focus of poultry research. With the development of the Atlantic Poultry Research Institute and acquisition of personnel to conduct poultry research, we are posed to address the concerns for poultry research in the Atlantic region.
The Canadian poultry industry is truly an industry in transition. Research conducted and supported by industry, government and educational institutions have contributed to the incredible changes to the poultry industry over the years. Attitudes and preferences of consumers have been very influential on the changes to the industry and therefore have also influenced the focus and scope of poultry research in Canada.
research will keep our poultry producers competitive by ensuring they continue to improve upon their quality products in order to meet the demands of today's health conscious consumer." - MP Scott Armstrong (Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)
Because of the unique and regional differences in how poultry is raised in Atlantic Canada compared to the rest of North America, specific research priorities for the Atlantic poultry industry have been established. The Atlantic Poultry Research Institute (APRI) was formed to address the concerns of the poultry industry in the Atlantic region by conducting poultry research and training poultry personnel. APRI represents all sectors of the Atlantic poultry industry, including egg, chicken, turkey, hatchery, processing, and feed manufacturing. For the egg, chicken, and turkey sectors, research priority lists are updated each year by the Atlantic Poultry Industry.