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November 14, 2014
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EFC names Bruce Muirhead research chair in public policy

Egg Farmers of Canada announced today a new partnership with the University of Waterloo, establishing Bruce Muirhead as the industry's first-ever research chair in public policy. Prof. Muirhead will be developing a research program in public policy that relates to the current and future challenges faced by Canadian egg farmers, providing historical context to the growing conversation about the value of supply management for all Canadians. >> Read full article

Canadian Feed Research Centre officially opens

The University of Saskatchewan and its partners officially opened the Canadian Feed Research Centre (CFRC) in North Battleford October 24. The centre will research, develop and commercialize new and better high-value animal feeds derived from low-value crops and co-products of bioprocessing and biofuels industries. >> Read full article

New steps towards eradication of H5N1

A University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or “bird flu” with those that have been naturally infected. >> Read full article

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Studying Hen Preferences

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The public wants to know that birds are being well kept and the poultry industry wants the same, but what does the bird want? That’s what Dr. Alexandra Harlander wants to know. She is leading a series of poultry behavioural studies at the University of Guelph’s Arkell Poultry Research Center where the birds are having their say.
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Chore-time expanding its manufacturing operations

Chore-Time Group recently announced its plans to expand its manufacturing operations at its headquarters in Milford, Indiana. The company is investing $7.11 million to construct and equip a 45,000-square-foot addition to its existing facility. >> Read full article

CAHRC research identifies worker roles and skills needed on farm

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has initiated a research project to identify and validate four critical roles that span all commodities within agriculture to clarify skill requirements and assist stakeholders in addressing the skills and labour shortages facing agriculture now and in the future. >> Read full article

Manure application: New technology from the old world

Growers in parts of Europe have been under intense pressure to develop equipment that strikes the right balance between environmentally responsible placement and maintaining application rates that allow the farmer to get the manure onto their fields economically. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Agricultural Excellence Conference

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 to Friday, November 21, 2014
Location: Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, MB. >> More Info

Prairie Livestock Expo

December 10, 2014
Location: Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB. >> More Info

Atlantic Poultry Conference

February 11-13, 2015
Location: Annapolis Valley, NS. >> More Info