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December 12, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: TFC celebrates 40 years
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New cases of AI found on B.C. farms

Birds at two more farms in the Fraser Valley have tested positive for avian influenza, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Wednesday. One case is on a new farm, while the other is at a previously infected premise. >> Read full article

Big U.S. school districts plan to switch to antibiotic-free chicken

Six of the largest U.S. school districts have said they are switching to antibiotic-free chicken, pressuring the world's top meat companies to adjust production practices in the latest push against drugs used on farms. >> Read full article

Job posting for Media Account Manager - Canadian Poultry

Annex Business Media is looking for a media account manager to blaze the trail for our established Canadian Poultry brand. Comfortable with media sales, you can easily explain why and how today’s myriad media touch points fit together to form a well-planned promotional blitz – website, enews, eblasts, social media, video, live events, sponsorships, webinars and print. >> Read full article

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TFC celebrates 40 years

The national marketing agency that regulates turkey production in Canada is celebrating a milestone this year. We take a look back at the organization’s development and the history of turkey production in Canada. >> Learn More…

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Midwest Poultry Federation 2015 Convention

The 44th annual MPF Convention runs March 17-19, 2015 and features education for the turkey, egg layer, broiler and specialty poultry industries along with two, expanded exhibit halls and several networking opportunities. Pre-Show events on March 17 include the North Central Avian Disease Conference, the Organic Egg Farmers of America Symposium, the Pre-Show Nutrition Symposium and MPF's popular Welcome Reception. There will be plenty of opportunity to visit one-on-one with vendors and network with others in the poultry industry. Come experience our reputation for excellence for yourself!

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Agriculture recognized as priority for Canada’s Science and Technology Strategy

In a news release issued in early December, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) says it is pleased to see that agriculture is included in the newly released Science and Technology Strategy for Canada. The future success of this large and impactful industry, says the release, is dependent upon a focus on science and innovation. New research is critical to ensuring productivity advances are possible and allows modern agriculture to continue to contribute to the growth of Canada’s economy. >> Read full article

Free educational programs offered at IPPE

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is offering a variety of free education programs to attendees. The programs will be held in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., from Jan. 27 – 29, 2015. These programs will cover a wide array of education sessions on pressing meat and poultry issues, including food safety, worker safety, dietary guidelines, new products and export and international issues. >> Read full article

Ontario farm tire deflation technology ready to go global

An automatic air inflation deflation system (AAID) developed by a southwestern Ontario hog farmer is ready to go global. Jake Kraayenbrink’s AgriBrink technology is ready for the market in Europe – several years after he first headed there himself in search of a solution to soil compaction problems on his farm near Moorefield, Ont. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 27-29, 2015
Location:Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia >> More Info

Pacific Agriculture Show

January 29-31, 2015
Location:Tradex Exhibition Centre (Abbotsford Airport) >> More Info

Atlantic Poultry Conference

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