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February 6, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Seeing is Believing
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Hybrid Turkeys and Ag Forte finalize agreements in U.S.

Effective January 30th 2015, Hybrid Turkeys USA, LLC (Hybrid) and Willmar Poultry Company, d/b/a Ag Forte (Ag Forte) have finalized agreements announced on October 14th 2014. Under the terms of the agreements, Hybrid will take ownership and responsibility of Ag Forte’s USA Grandparent operations. Additionally, Ag Forte will produce commercial eggs and poults under contract to Hybrid. Hybrid will have direct responsibility for sales of commercial eggs and poults in the U.S. and abroad. >> Read full article

Avian influenza hits another backyard coop in B.C.

An industry group says a backyard chicken coop in B.C.'s Fraser Valley is the latest to be hit with avian influenza, marking the first such case in more than a month. >> Read full article

PoultryPro training program now available

The Poultry Industry Council (PIC) has announced that PoultryPro, its online, modular "Poultry 101" training program is now complete and ready to accept participants. This course was developed in response to a need identified by industry stakeholders for a relevant and comprehensive training opportunity applicable to the entire sector. Previously, no such industry-wide opportunity was available. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
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Seeing is Believing

The Saskatchewan Egg Producers have created a new video series to educate consumers on specific aspects of egg production, food safety, egg grading, and the types of barn housing available.
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Alltech Young Scientist kicks off 10th year of competition

The search is on for the next young scientist. Alltech has officially opened 2015-2016 registration for the largest global university-level competition that rewards scientific innovation and experimental research in agri-science. This year marks a decade for the Alltech Young Scientist program, which saw more than 8,800 students register for the 2014-2015 term. >> Read full article

IPPE breaks record

The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is the largest show on record with an estimated 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. In addition, the show had 1,288 exhibitors with more than 490,000 net square feet of exhibit space. >> Read full article

Egg Farmers of Canada named one of Ottawa’s top employers third year in row

Egg Farmers of Canada is proud to be named as a National Capital Region's Top Employer for a third year in a row. The award is given to organizations that offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs when assessed against criteria like work atmosphere, performance management and community involvement. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

2015 Western Poultry Conference

February 23, 2015
Location: Red Deer, Alberta
Space is limited - Register today! >> More Info

Atlantic Poultry Conference

February 11-13, 2015
Location: Old Orchard Inn, Wolfville, NS >> More Info

PIC Poultry Producer Update

February 18, 2015
Location:Mount Forest, ON >> More Info

PIC Poultry Producer Update

February 25, 2015
Location: London, ON >> More Info

Western Farm Show

March 4-6, 2015
Location:Progress Building, Canada Building, West & East Annex & Agriplex, Western Fair District, London, ON >> More Info