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January 23, 2015
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Chicken farmers named B.C. and Yukon OYF for 2015

Abbotsford chicken grower Kerry Froese and his wife Anita have are the 2015 recipients of the B.C. & Yukon Outstanding Young Farmer award. >> Read full article

CFO launch Food Bank Donation Program

The CFO Food Bank Donation Program will help facilitate the donation of up to 300 chickens per farmer each year to local food banks. CFO has set an annual donation target of 100,000 chickens worth an equivalent retail value of $1 million. >> Read full article

New Salmonella standards set by USDA

The U.S. government is pushing the poultry industry to make its chicken and turkey a little safer with new standards aimed at reducing the number of cases of foodborne illness by 50,000 a year. The proposed standards apply to the most popular poultry products — chicken breasts, legs and wings, and ground chicken and turkey. >> Read full article

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Alltech Advantage Paks enhance performance

Alltech’s Poultry Pak technology has been working to enhance flock reproduction, egg shell quality and performance for over 34 years. Don’t just take it from us, New Brunswick egg farmer Dave Coburn tells us how Alltech technologies are transforming his operation and helping him to break records. “Alltech and their Advantage Paks have revolutionized my farm and have taken me to places I didn’t dream were possible.” – Dave Coburn, owner Coburn Farms.

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For the first time, pure lines of Lohmann Tierzucht’s laying hens are being raised outside of Europe, and the company chose Canada for the task. The primary breeding company has built two production barns in the Caledonia, Ont., area. The company has existing facilities at its home base in Cuxhaven, Germany, as well as in Denmark. Not wanting to put all of the company’s eggs in one basket, Lohmann’s chief geneticist and managing director, Dr. Rudolf Preisinger, says it’s important to have a “homogeneous gene pool” outside of Germany in case Germany experiences a disease outbreak (such as avian influenza) and its border is closed to export. >> Learn More…

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Midwest Poultry Conference

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! >>Learn More


Do feed antibiotics contribute to antibiotic resistance?

By tracking the genetic footprints of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers funded by the US Department of Agriculture are hoping to shed some light on the extent to which in-feed antibiotics contribute to resistance. >> Read full article

Poultry Industry Council launches new online training course

The Poultry Industry Council’s new online production training program, PoultryPro, is ready to accept its first participants. >> Read full article

Seeing is Believing

It’s not easy to have the public visit a poultry farm. For one, hosting visitors involves dealing with numerous and serious biosecurity and security concerns. In addition, if the objective of hosting visitors is to educate the general public about what happens on the farm, hosting small or large groups – even on an ongoing basis – is ineffective. That’s why the Saskatchewan Egg Producers have launched a video series to show consumers what happens on the farm. >> 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