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August 21, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Who's Who of the Canadian poultry industry
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USDA prepares for avian influenza vaccine

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its adding vaccines to its arsenal to help fight any re-emergence of the deadly bird flu this fall despite uncertainty as to whether such an effort will be effective. The Des Moines Register reports. >> Read full article

Registration for 40th Poultry Service Industry Workshop open

Registration for the Poultry Service Industry Workshop (PSIW) is now open. Celebrating its 40th year, the PSIW is recognized as one of the leading poultry workshops in North America, having a program that is focused on relevant, contemporary and practical topics. >> Read full article

Animal welfare ruling: impact on U.S. meat industry

U.S. animal rights organizations have claimed a victory as so-called ‘ag-gag’ laws in Idaho have been ruled unconstitutional by a judge. >> Read full article

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Who's Who of the Canadian poultry industry

Our July/August Who's Who of the Canadian poultry industry is now available online! This unique issue of Canadian poultry features a comprehensive provincial listing of hatcheries, grading stations, processors, feed and drug manufacturers. In this issue, meet poultry farmers from across Canada and learn why they love being involved in the industry, and what they see for the future. Also included are our regular columns and the latest industry news. >> Learn More…

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CFA says food, farmer should be part of party platforms

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is calling on political candidates across Canada to show their support in the upcoming federal election for Canada's farmers and the food system Canadians rely on each day. >> Read full article

Merck Animal Health Launches New Tool

Merck Animal Health announced the launch of the Convenience Program Evaluation. This innovative, free new poultry health field service is designed to help producers troubleshoot disease outbreaks, optimize vaccination processes, and maintain the health of their poultry through the use of innovative and practical tools available through Merck Animal Health Representatives via mobile devices and toolkit. >> Read full article

USDA hiring veterinarians to fight avian flu

The Department of Agriculture is hiring 90 veterinarians on one- and two-year appointments as part of the response to the avian influenza outbreak. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

5th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management

September 28 - October 1, 2015
Location: Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster Penn. >> More Info

Canadian Outdoor Farm Show

September 15-17, 2015
Location: Canada's Outdoor Park, Woodstock, Ontario. >> More Info

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

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