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October 20, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: A first-of-its-kind environmental program for egg producers
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Three young farmers awarded look at Aviagen’s operations

Three young farmers — all selected from the 2012 Canadian Broiler hatching Egg Producers Association’s (CBHEPA) young farmer’s program — spent a week at Aviagen facilities in Huntsville, Alabama and the surrounding areas. This year’s participants are Kurt Barkman and Melissa Wiens Barkman, both of Bredenbury, Saskatchawan, and Marianne Bonner from Chilliwack, British Columbia. >> Read full article

New initiative will help Hybrid better serve U.S. industry

Hybrid Turkeys (Hybrid) recently announced that it has signed a letter of intent to enter into proposed agreements in which Ag Forte / Willmar Poultry Company (Ag Forte) would produce commercial eggs and poults under contract to Hybrid, which will allow Hybrid to begin selling commercial eggs and poults in the U.S. and abroad. Hybrid will also take responsibility and ownership of Ag Forte’s U.S. Hybrid Grandparent operations. >> Read full article

Cobb releases its first sustainability report

The company’s first sustainability report has been awarded an “A” grade by the Global Reporting Initiative and details the company’s commitment to building a sustainable future for employees, customers and communities where it is located. >> Read full article

 Sponsor’s Message 

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 Featured News 
Sustainability Event

A first-of-its-kind environmental program for egg producers

Join us October 29th to hear the Egg Farmers of Alberta's Industry Development Officer Jenna Griffin tell us about the EFA's new Producer Environmental Egg Program (PEEP), which is intended to help egg farmers better identify their impacts on the environment and facilitate the use of best practices.

Hanlon Convention Centre, Guelph, ON
Wednesday, October 29 – 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
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 Sponsor’s Message 

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Elanco and Concordia partner in enzyme development effort

Elanco Animal Health and Concordia University have announced a three-year project collaboration to develop new enzyme combinations for Canadian pork and poultry producers. The goal of the project is to create commercial enzyme products for pork and poultry feed that significantly improve feed conversion, thus improving producer profit margins. >> Read full article

Récipiendaire 2014 du Mérite Philippe Olivier

Lors de la tenue du dernier conseil d’administration de la Fédération des producteurs d’œufs du Québec (FPOQ), la directrice générale de l’Union des producteurs agricoles, Mme Guylaine Gosselin, fut invitée à procéder au tirage du gagnant du Programme d’aide au démarrage de nouveaux producteurs. >> Read full article

Alltech appoints Aidan Connolly as Chief Innovation Officer

Alltech has appointed vice president Aidan Connolly as Chief Innovation Officer, connected to the company’s global research department. Working closely with Dr. Karl Dawson, vice president and Chief Scientific Officer, Connolly will be involved with Alltech’s innovation pipeline and lead the commercialization of the company’s research programs. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Canadian Poultry Sustainability Symposium

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Location: Hanlon Convention Centre, Guelph, ON >> More Info

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