LOHMANN BREEDERS CANADA Greetings from team LBC (Lohmann Breeders Canada Ltd). We have some very exciting news to share with our global colleagues. Farms, Production Firstly, the expansion of our rearing farmhas star- ted. The construction of one additional house at the rearing farm Lohmandale started in the past weeks. Groundwork and foundations are completed, and framing will start shortly. The new house will have 5 rows of rearing cages that have been modified to accom- modate our needs in regard to cage height and spacing. The cage equipment will be coming from Big Dutchman Germany and the ventilation and other equipment will be from local Canadian suppliers. The expansion is necessary to ensure proper rearing capa- cities for the increase in numbers of pure lines worldwide. The anticipated completion date is Spring 2020. Hatchery Pedigree Hatches began in October in Canada. Two hat- ches are processed every week for 5 weeks, utilizing two separate teams in the hatchery for better efficiency. This is the first time this has ever been done by the Cana- dian team. Fortunately, the chicks that are being produced continue to adhere to the high-quality standards that Loh- mann is known for worldwide. The Canadian team could not be prouder and more appre- ciative of the contribution from all departments of Lohmann, we hope to continue in this way for many years to come. Administration Lohmann Breeders Canada is also growing our Loh- mann family has introduced 2 newest additions. Katie Stewart, from our Caledonia barns welco- med a baby boy “Bentley Stewart.” Scott Tuttle, from our Hatchery welcomed a baby boy “Elias Tuttle” As they say “teamwork makes the dream work” we work hard and play harder. In August, we had our annual summer party at Christie Park Conservation Area. The high- light of the evening was our game of bubble soccer. After our bubble soccer match, we enjoyed a nice dinner by the lake. Last week, we had our annual Christmas Party at the Best Western Hotel in Brantford. This year, we were accompa- nied by our Managing Director, Javier Ramirez. It was great to have him be part of our celebration. We had a nice ho- liday buffet meal together and danced the night away. We are looking forward to a bigger and brighter 2020 and can’t wait to see what is in store. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Team Canada. SUNNY-SIDE-UP 13 Jyoti Grewal