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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Fossilized CFO vs. Used Litter

Two years ago, I asked for an interpretation & approval on my Small Flock Farm for CFO's Artisanal Chickens to use recycled litter (ie. composted between flocks), rather than being forced to clean out the brooder and use virgin litter between each flock.

I believe composted litter is better for bird health for our young chicks in our brooder.  I provided CFO with detailed peer-reviewed research and written reasoning to justify my request.

Coccidiosis and Necrotic Enteritis are Billion $/yr problems that chronically exist in CAFO poultry farms. 

As usual, CFO and CFC refused to consider my request & suggestion.

CFO's refusal is further proof that CFO is fossilized, frozen in space & time, and unwilling &/or unable to change in significant ways.

You'd think that profit motive would prick up the Chicken Mafia's ears.  However, it appears that power & control are even more important than higher profits.

Alternatively, we can explain their refusal by The Chicken Mafia's cup already overflowing with windfall, excessive profits.  Even higher profits from better disease control would means even more flowing into their cup and spilling on the floor as waste.

Unfortunately, it escapes CFO's awareness that Billion $ health savings on farm could be shared with Canadian consumers by lower prices flowing back into the grocery stores for SM commodities (ie. chicken, eggs, turkey, dairy).

Here is additional, latest research from Poultry Health Today that proves the value of used litter.



https://poultryhealthtoday.com/necrotic-enteritis-and-age-of-litter-whats-the-connection-in-broilers/

I believe CFO and CFC needs to be more open to alternative methods, rather than a dogmatic ultra orthodox, Luddite approach forever & ever.

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