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April 6, 2015
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Suspect high-path AI in Ontario turkey flock

Preliminary testing by the Animal Health Lab at University of Guelph has confirmed the presence of a highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock west of Woodstock in Oxford County. On behalf of the four feather boards, the Feather Board Command Centre is issuing a heightened biosecurity advisory to all commercial producers and small flock growers in a 10 km area around the farm. >> Read full article

EFO donates $50,000 to enhance public trust in farming

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) has donated $50,000 to the Farm & Food Care Foundation. The money will help the Farm & Food Care Foundation expand its work nationally with the goal to build public trust in food and farming. >> Read full article

H5N2 spreads in Midwest

The USDA has confirmed that H5N2 has been found in a flock of 71,000 turkeys in Stearns County, Minnesota, one of the highest turkey-producing counties in the state. That brings the number of Minnesota turkey farms affected by H5N2 to five. A commercial turkey flock has also tested positive for H5N2 in South Dakota, bringing the total number of outbreaks in the Midwest to 10 farms since early March. >> Read full article

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With a Trace

Traceability in the egg and poultry industry is evolving and growing stronger in Canada, and 2015 marks some news highlights on this front. At the national level, Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) is now in the implementation phase of a program that will streamline traceability across the country. The ‘National Quality Code’ program will require participants to meet certain requirements in order to use the National Quality Code (NQC) mark on their cartons. The entire supply chain may be involved in the program, and each involved party must meet the criteria. >> Learn More…

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Shake up in milk prices coming as EU scraps quota

Milk, yoghurt and cheese prices are all set to be affected as the European Union scraps the 30-year-old milk production quota, allowing farmers to sell as much as they like across the world. But with the restrictions removed, an increase in supply would likely lead to a price war, experts have said before warning that “the next crisis is on its way”. >> Read full article

Susan Schafers honoured by AFAC

Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) is proud to announce that Susan Schafers, Chair of the EFA Board of Directors, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) Award of Distinction for Communication. The Communication award honors those that take an active role in effectively getting the message out about livestock issues, and informing the public and agri-food industry about farm animal care in a factual and honest way, to build trust and credibility. >> Read full article

Ziggity introduces e-bulletin service

Ziggity Systems Inc. has introduced a new e-bulletin service called Watering Insights to disseminate information about poultry watering best practices at the same time as it is posted on the company’s educational site, Poultry Watering U. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

London Poultry Show

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