The egg grader is a machine that will be used for demonstrations to students from the graduate, under graduate and FMT levels. The purchase of the egg grader will also give the Poultry Unit an opportunity to join the growing initiative “McGill Feeding McGill” program.
From the final report: This egg grading machine will also be a valuable teaching tool in a number of departments which would include the Farm Management Technology Program, Food Science and Animal Science to name just a few. The machine will also be an incentive to companies that want to do research in the Poultry Unit on a contract basis. The students will have an opportunity to see firsthand how an everyday consumable product is brought from the barn to the table. They will also see the process of egg grading and how the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulations and procedures are put into place on a working poultry farm. As new or current graduate students are introduced to the Poultry Unit, the training and use for teaching, research or demonstrations would increase.
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Email the project leader, brian [dot] mitchell [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Brian Mitchell)