Nutrition and Immunity
Your immune system is one of the best defenses you have against becoming ill. It is a complex and integrated system of cells, tissues, and organs. These include your tonsils (if you have them), lymph nodes and vessels, your thymus, spleen, Peyer’s patches (a type of lymph tissue in your digestive tract), even your bone marrow and, of course, white blood cells.
Meet Dr. Michelle Hunniford, our National Animal Care Specialist
My name is Michelle Hunniford and I am a chicken scientist! I have a PhD in Poultry Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Guelph, graduating in 2017, working with Dr. Tina Widowski. During my six years at UofG, our lab was investigating the behaviour of laying hens housed in furnished cages. I focused on nesting behaviour – what it looks like in furnished cages and how we can improve nest design to better suit a chicken's behavioural needs. After finishing a postdoc at Guelph, I accepted a position at Burnbrae Farms as their National Animal Care Specialist.
New Global Study – Higher Egg Intake Not Associated with Blood Lipids
Read about the most recent research about eggs, including one study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that supports eggs as a nutritious part of an overall diet. Many studies have shown that dietary cholesterol in eggs has little effect on blood cholesterol levels. I always watch for new studies about eggs and heart health to ensure that my knowledge is up to date.
Health and Safety at Burnbrae Farms
Here at Burnbrae Farms Health and Safety is a cornerstone of our Mission, Vision and Values, so we take it very seriously. We want to ensure that everyone who works here goes home to their families at the end of every shift safe and sound.
Cooking Tips for College & University Students
The return to college and university looks a little bit different this year, as a result of COVID-related changes. For students who are leaving home, some are venturing to the dorms, while others have rented a house or an apartment with friends. Some are learning online while others will be permitted to attend small labs. But they all have one thing in common – they will need to eat!
Summer Snacking Packed with Protein
As I type this blog, it's very hot outside, and it's just the way I like it! There's a warm ...
Five Mile Lighthouse Rebuild
August 7th is #nationallighthouseday and we’d like to recognize the hundreds of beautiful lighthouses that dot our coastlines and waterways across the country. This year is particularly meaningful to us since the re-build of the Five Mile Light on the St. Lawrence River is now underway. The Hudson family and Burnbrae Farms Foundation contributed to this extremely worthwhile initiative.
Burnbrae Farms Support for Frontline Hospital Workers
In the year 2020 we have seen our world turn upside down. It has been 100 years since the last ...
Moove Over, it’s Cow Appreciation Day!
Burnbrae Farms is a thriving family owned poultry agribusiness. Who would have thought that the original farm had its roots ...
Tips for Stress-Free Cooking While More of Us Stay Home
It’s amazing to watch Canadians support one another during these unprecedented times. I’ve seen and heard so many heart-warming stories ...
Navigating the Egg Counter During COVID-19
You may have noticed egg shortages or a lack of availability of the type of eggs you usually buy during ...
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE HUDSON FAMILY OF BURNBRAE FARMS, Margaret Hudson, President
As everyone is aware, COVID-19 has had far reaching implications around the world and is impacting each and every Canadian ...