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March 20, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Poultry Welfare in the 21st Century
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Farm and Food Care unveils IMPACT program

Farm & Food Care Ontario recently unveiled its new IMPACT (Innovative Management and Practical Animal Care Training) animal care training program at a conference in Cambridge. IMPACT is a practical farm animal care training program that has been developed with stakeholder input. It includes a suite of multi-media, innovative training resources aimed to be helpful for training anyone that works with farm animals. >> Read full article

Dr. Stephanie Cottee joins Cargill’s animal welfare team

She will be based in Guelph, Ont. and have global responsibility for the company’s poultry business in seven countries. >> Read full article

Several U.S. states file appeal over Prop 2

Until recently, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kentucky, and Iowa sold a total of 2 billion shell eggs a year in California. These states don't intend to give up on that lucrative Golden State market without a fight. >> Read full article

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Poultry Welfare in the 21st Century

For Bas Rodenburg, assistant professor at the Behavioural Ecology Group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, restrictions on poultry housing have created a sense of urgency to mitigate specific welfare issues with all systems (ie. feather pecking, cannibalism, keel bone fractures and smothering). Rodenburg’s focus is to optimize breeding, rearing and management strategies in laying hens to prepare them for life in a complex large flock, non-cage environment. His research is coupled with dialogue with the industry to see what actually works. >> Learn More…

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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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U.S. bird experts mystified over avian flu spread

Although the virulent strain of avian flu that has affected poultry in numerous states in the U.S. has been identified as nearly identical to viruses isolated in migratory ducks, how the virus is spreading can't be explained by the ducks' flight patterns, say experts. >> Read full article

Patz 400 II Series vertical mixer

Patz Corporation has a new addition to its Vertical Mixer line. The new 400 Series II Single Screw Stationary Vertical Mixer is offered in 140 cubic foot (3.9 m3) or 200 cubic foot (5.7 m3) capacities. It's built heavier to handle the blending of livestock rations and compost materials. >> Read full article

Hubbard launches redesigned website

Hubbard has completely renewed its website to keep its customers up-to-date. The website acts as a useful reference source for current and potential customers. All of Hubbard’s technical documentation, Hubbard contacts and News from around the world as well as information about its products are available. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

64th Western Poultry Disease Conference

March 22-25, 2015
Location:Capitol Plaza Holiday Inn, Sacramento, CA >> More Info

London Poultry Show

April 22-23, 2015
Location: Agriplex, Western Fair District, London, ON >> More Info