Our Team

Collectively the Poultry Partners team brings 50+ years of experience in nutrition, barn management, and flock health to the Canadian poultry industry. We’re committed to working closely with our clients to help them improve their operation and increase production efficiency and product quality. Our team is always excited to see the growth and success of our clients and takes great pride in helping them achieve their goals.

Read more about our enthusiastic team members below:

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Shawn Fairbairn

General Manager

Shawn’s interest in livestock and agriculture started at a young age.  He began his career in the feed industry in 1997 working in Western Canada, as a multi-species livestock nutritionist for Wetaskiwin Co-op and New-Life Mills. In 2011, Shawn joined the newly created Poultry Partners team. The vision to work on producer goals and farm specific programs with veterinarians and management specialists appealed to his problem-solving nature. Over the last ten years Shawn has enjoyed working with the evolving team as they work towards increasing communication and transparency within the poultry industry.  Shawn lives in Saskatoon with his wife Jen and their two kids.

Dervan Bryan


Dervan joined Poultry Partners in April 2020. Previously, he was a research associate in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science at the University of Saskatchewan where he completed his Post Doctoral training and a Ph.D. in Poultry Nutrition and Physiology. Dervan has extensive research experience in applied poultry science with over 12 years of experience in monogastric nutrition research. Dervan is delighted to be able to improve the livelihood of our clients through his role as nutritionist and production consultant. One of Dervan’s goals for the poultry industry is to provide measurable economic value to our clients using new research and emerging technology. Dervan is proud of the Poultry Partners team approach to solving clients’ challenges and as such enjoys working closely with the team and our clients to achieve their goals and build long term business relationships.

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