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May 1, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Canadian Poultry Sustainability Award
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More access for foreign farmers key to Canada's entry into TPP

Canada must open up its agriculture sector if it wants to be part of a major, 12-country, free-trade deal, the U.S. government said April 30. An administration official suggested that Canada still hadn't made the concessions necessary for entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which she said could be wrapped up soon. >> Read full article

Third flock with H5N2 in Ontario

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that a third poultry premise in Oxford County, Ont. has tested positive for H5N2 avian influenza. This premise is in close proximity to the second premise identified with avian influenza (a broiler breeder farm) and is within the second control zone. >> Read full article

Poultry workers' union calls for more action

The country's largest poultry workers' union, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Canada), is calling on federal and provincial governments to introduce specific protections for front-line worker safety and to ensure that poultry workers are an integral part in the planning of any and all programs, regulations and strategies to prevent future outbreaks of the avian influenza virus. >> Read full article

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Canadian Poultry Sustainability Award

Are you a farmer committed to the sustainability of your farm and industry? For a second year, Canadian Poultry magazine is recognizing farmers for their use of practices that protect and improve the health and welfare of the birds; protect and minimize the impact of farming practices on the environment; advance the economic and social well-being of the farm, family and employees, and surrounding communities. View our video to hear from last year's winners and get an idea of what the judges looked for - and enter your farm today! >> Learn More…

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 NEWS 
 

Cobb announces Canadian flock award winners

Synergy Agri Group of Nova Scotia is the latest winner of the award for the top Cobb500 breeder performance in Canada. Couvoir Boire & Frères in Quebec won the award for the Cobb500SF flock that produced the most chicks for a second year in a row. >> Read full article

Breakfast on the Farm cancelled indefinitely

Farm & Food Care Ontario is disappointed to announce that in light of the recent cases of Avian Influenza (A.I.) in Oxford County, the June 6, 2015 Breakfast on the Farm event has been postponed indefinitely. >> Read full article

Alltech aquires Ridley

Alltech and Ridley Inc. recently announced that they have entered into a plan of arrangement agreement under which Alltech will acquire 100 per cent of the outstanding stock of Ridley, one of the leading commercial animal nutrition companies in North America. >> Read full article

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting

June 27, 2015
Location: Galt House Hotel, Lexington, Kentucky >> More Info

Poultry Service Industry Workshop

October 6-8, 2015
Location: The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta >> More Info

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

November 6-15, 2015
Location: Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON >> More Info