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July 24, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Canadian Poultry Sustainability Award
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CFIA removes first quarantine zone in Ontario

On July 20 The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) removed the quarantines in the first Avian Influenza Control Zone, which includes IP1, located in Oxford County, Ontario, upon completion of the 21 day waiting period that followed cleaning and disinfection of IP1 under CFIA oversight. >> Read full article

Antibiotic alternative research at WCVM receives funding

Canada's poultry industry will be able to address a significant productivity issue thanks to a $400,000 investment from Western Economic Diversification Canada. This investment will enable the University of Saskatchewan's Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) to develop and commercialize a novel technology that delivers an immunity-boosting aerosol protectant to chickens as an alternative to antibiotics. >> Read full article

Ag ministers support expanded trade while preserving supply management

Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) agriculture Ministers wrapped up their annual meeting last week with commitments to ongoing coordinated activity to boost the competitiveness of the agriculture sector. Ministers reaffirmed support for developing new markets around the world for Canadian products, including through the Trans-Pacific Partnership, while continuing to preserve the integrity of the supply management system. >> 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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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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Dr. Greg Douglas appointed VP Animal Care for Maple Leaf Foods

Maple Leaf Foods has appointed former Ontario Chief Veterinarian for Ontario, Dr. Greg Douglas, as Vice President, Animal Care. Canada's largest protein company said Dr. Douglas brings significant experience in animal care policy and program development, disease management, antimicrobial resistance, training and stakeholder relations to Maple Leaf. The company says with his leadership, the company will build a “world class” animal care program. >> Read full article

Poultry industry connects with research discoveries at summer event

Poultry industry representatives had an opportunity to connect with the researchers whose discoveries help their industry at a mid-July barbeque held at the University of Guelph. >> Read full article

Centre for Food Virology established in St.Hyacinthe

The Government of Canada has announced that it has established the Food Virology National Reference Centre at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) laboratory in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec. This CFIA reference centre will enhance Canada's ability to effectively detect viral contaminants in food, such as noroviruses and hepatitis A. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting

July 27-30, 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