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January 9, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Adding to the Sustainability Discussion
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B.C. poultry industry feels avian influenza has been contained

With no new farms being infected in the past three weeks, the B.C. Poultry Association feels that the outbreak that began in early December has been contained. >> Read full article

Elanco finalizes acquisition of Novartis

Elanco has announced it has finalized the acquisition of Novartis Animal Health. This acquisition follows Elanco’s purchase of Lohmann Animal Health last year, and the company now can offer a more diversified product portfolio. The company says it will continue to offer all acquired products while “significantly investing in the development of new solutions to our customers’ greatest unmet needs.” >> Read full article

Challenges of on-farm trials

CPRC has begun a consultation process designed to develop recommended guidelines for planning and performing on-farm trials. This effort will involve input from a wide range of stakeholders, including producers, producer organizations, researchers, regulators, statisticians and others. This approach will ensure that potential issues are identified and addressed in the guidelines. >> Read full article

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Midwest Poultry Federation 2015 Convention

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Adding to the Sustainability Discussion

The Canadian Poultry Sustainability Symposium was an opportunity for all stakeholders in the poultry industry to add to the sustainability discussion. What are the components of sustainability? What have we been doing already? How do we engage people in the conversation?
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U.S. agriculture groups unite to end Cuban embargo

Eyeing export opportunities, prominent U.S. food and agriculture associations and companies have announced the formation of a coalition that seeks to advance trade relations between the United States and Cuba by ending the embargo policy. The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC) is supported by more than 30 agricultural organizations and companies committed to and united around the opportunity presented by a deeper U.S.-Cuba relationship. >> Read full article

Cobb unveils new global distributor web page

Cobb-Vantress has introduced an update to the distributor page on its website. Now website users can navigate from a comprehensive world map and locate Cobb fully owned facilities, producers, and distributors. Cobb commissioned the redesign to deliver a better user experience not only to distributors, but to customers worldwide. >> Read full article

New poultry undergraduate internship offered

The Poultry Science Association Foundation Board of Trustees has approved guidelines for their first-ever funded undergraduate internship program, the Andrew F. Giesen III Poultry Science Undergraduate Internship. This internship is designed to match outstanding life sciences undergraduates interested in exploring career options in poultry science with companies and organizations that produce or are otherwise affiliated with the poultry industry. >> 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