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September 26, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Canadian Poultry Sustainability Symposium & Award Presentation
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Joint chicken genome project gets UK innovation grant

A joint project by Cobb Europe and the Roslin Institute in Scotland has been awarded a grant of almost £650,000 (US$ 1.07 million) from the UK’ s innovation agency, Innovate UK, for genome biobanking to optimize valuable broiler genetic stocks. >> Read full article

Industry-led research on feed grain gets funding

Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties will receive $400,000 as part of a commitment to innovation under Growing Forward 2, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced yesterday. >> Read full article

WTO farm chair says no consensus on how to move farm talks forward

WTO agriculture delegates continued to differ on how to proceed with work on agriculture under the 2013 Bali Ministerial Conference’s decisions and in the Doha Round talks, this time when they met as negotiators on September 23, 2014 >> 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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Prairie Livestock Expo

New show! New focus! New location!

Prairie Livestock Expo is Canada’s newest multi-species consumer show in Winnipeg Manitoba on December 10, 2014.

It's where the livestock industry connects, showcasing the newest technologies in livestock production. Here you'll learn the latest developments in housing systems, feeding equipment, animal handling, feed additives, odour control, composting and manure application.

Show highlights include: the poultry industry’s "WingStix™ for Wishes" charity event, Canada’s largest pork quality competition, and educational sessions on new and emerging technologies.

Make the CONNECTION at Prairie Livestock Expo (formerly Hog & Poultry Days) on Wednesday December 10 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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 News 
 

Public vents frustration over shutdown of local turkey processor

Local people who want to produce their own food stood in support of a turkey processor who has been told to stop killing birds in his shop. >> Read full article

Global consortium considers climate change in ag research

A global consortium involving 15 agricultural research centres, thousands of scientists, and hundreds of partners has announced it will invest at least 60 per cent of its budget in helping 500 million farmers adapt to more stressful growing conditions. >> Read full article

Where there’s a will there’s a way

Perhaps it is procrastination or the simple avoidance of unpleasant matters, but most Canadians do not have wills and farmers follow that trend. >> 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