Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2008 Listowel Regional Award Winner

 

Bert Fisher Farms Limited – Perth County

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John Wilkinson, Minister of Research and Innovation and MPP for Perth-Wellington; Matthew Fischer; Dr. Rae Fischer; Derek Detzler

John Wilkinson, Minister of Research and Innovation and MPP for Perth-Wellington; Matthew Fischer; Rae Fischer; Derek Detzler

Bert Fisher Farms has responded to a growing market demand for antibiotic-free chickens. In 2007, they began delivering 15,000 birds a week to a national grocer. That demand has since grown to 60,000 birds a week — and the farm has filled the bill. Their innovative antibiotic-free management process has seen their birds’ seven-day weights increase an average of 40 to 70 per cent, with some flocks attaining more than five times gain from placement weight. The business also built a commercial research facility and has conducted upwards of 50 trials which have helped to build on and fine-tune its success.  


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