with a fraction of our domestic output.
We are often asked to modify systems and
produce “specials” to satisfy the needs of
our northern market. However, consolidation is also occurring in Canada. In short,
Chore-Time and other manufacturers have
to recognize the inevitability of consolidation and to adjust accordingly.
tal management to limit air emissions. We
will continue to anticipate current and projected needs. The introduction of an aviary
system designed with American husbandry
methods in mind is an example of our approach to emerging trends. We were able
to review the advantages and disadvantages of earlier approaches and to incorporate
bene;cial aspects in our design.
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EI: How will Chore-Time respond to
current welfare initiatives such as in California and Michigan?
TL: Chore-Time is carefully following
events and can provide systems for each of
the emerging segments of the industry. We
will respond to welfare requirements provided they are based on scienti;c research
and contribute to improved husbandry in
both con;ned and non-con;ned ;ocks.
EI: Would you share with us your vision
for the U.S. egg industry?
TL: I believe that the egg industry has a
bright future with the best years yet to come.
Eggs are an inexpensive and balanced
source of protein and in high demand. The
quality of leadership in our egg companies
is high and the current managers are good
business people who are attuned to the
application of science to nutrition, health
and food safety. There is a greater willingness to adopt technologies from other
branches of agriculture and industries and
we are learning to respond and adapt more
quickly to environmental and legislative
EI: What future products can we anticipate from Chore-Time?
TL: Without going into speci;cs we
are addressing many challenges including
reduction in labor, manure handling, improvement in egg quality and environmen-
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