The Details Matter

Specialty Chickens
Region Central Plains
Farmers Roland & Liane

Roland & Liane had always loved the rural lifestyle and knew they wanted to raise their kids close to their farming roots, but owning a farm wasn’t a viable option for them for many years. In the meantime they pursued other careers, started a family and became very involved in volunteer work their small community. In 2017 they applied to the Manitoba Chicken Producers new entrant program. They, along with their extended family, were very excited about the chance to farm again.

Roland and his brother run the farm together and although they are first generation chicken farmers, they aren’t new to farming. They are committed to maintaining a very high level of biosecurity. A clean environment is necessary to raise a healthy flock, so chicken farmers in Manitoba and across Canada adhere to very strict national “Raised by a Canadian Farmer” biosecurity standards. This includes limiting access to the barns, disinfecting anything that enters the barn, and changing or removing footwear to avoid bringing in any harmful pathogens from the outside environment. They understand that that when raising livestock, the details matter. They monitor everything from the quality of their water, to the air flow and light levels in the barn to provide an optimum environment for their chickens.