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September 19, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Canadian Poultry Sustainability Symposium & Award Presentation
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CFO launches its special breeds program

Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) has given final approval to its new Specialty Breeds Chicken program. The program was designed to support the increasing Ontario consumer demand for alternative breeds of chicken, and CFO says it will "create exciting opportunities for the specialty chicken value chain", which includes hatcheries, farmers, distributors and retailers of specialty breeds of chicken. >> Read full article

EFC awarded with Crystal Egg by IEC

The Egg Farmers of Canada is the 2014 recipient of the Crystal Egg Award for outstanding commitment to corporate and social responsibility. It was presented to the organization by the International Egg Commission (IEC) recently in Edinburgh, Scotland. >> Read full article

White House unveils strategy to combat antibiotic resistance

The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report yesterday calling antibiotic resistance a "threat to the nation" and outlines a plan for the U.S. to improve antibiotics and prevent antibiotic resistance. >> Read full article

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Sustainability Event

Canadian Poultry Sustainability Symposium & Award Presentation

The Canadian Poultry Sustainability Symposium & Award event takes place Wednesday October 29, 2014, 8:30am t0 3:30pm at the Hanlon Convention Centre in Guelph, Ont.

Symposium cost including lunch is $60(+HST), the group rate (4 or more) is $42 per person (+HST). Register online or call Mary Burnie @ 519-429-5175 or 888-599-2228 Ext. 234.

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Disinfectant shown to inactivate PEDv in presence of high fecal load

A recent controlled study performed by a research team at Iowa State University demonstrated that under simulated field conditions an Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP®) disinfectant was able to kill 100 per cent of the Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv)in the presence of both light and high (up to 25 per cent) amounts of fecal matter. >> Read full article

OVC an “economic engine” says report

The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) at the University of Guelph is an economic engine, directly contributing more than $125 million to Ontario's economy each year and generating 800 jobs annually, according to a new economic analysis by Deloitte LLP. >> Read full article

Impact of frost on grain corn

Impact of frost will depend on the temperatures reached and what stage the crop is at. Grain yield and quality losses become less of a concern the closer the corn is to physiological maturity. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Poultry Service Industry Workshop

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 to Thursday, October 09, 2014
Location: The Banff Centre, Banff, Alta.

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Agricultural Excellence Conference

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 to Friday, November 21, 2014
Location: Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, MB

In an increasingly complex and global marketplace, farm managers must be able to access the information, resources and tools to continue to develop their farm business management skills to compete and succeed. >> More Info