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September 4, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Egg Farmers of Alberta hosts successful environmental stewardship workshop
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Aviagen Sponsors CPRC Poultry Research Program

Aviagen has announced it will continue its contribution to the Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC) through the CPRC’s Research Sponsorship Program. Aviagen has presented the CPRC with a cheque for $25,000 in support of the program. This check represents the fourth in a series of annual sponsorships contributed to the CPRC since 2012, qualifying Aviagen as a Platinum sponsor of the program. >> Read full article

Cobb-Vantress nearing completion of $15 million expansion in Brazil

In a major two-year expansion programme scheduled for completion in September, Cobb-Vantress is investing $15 million in increasing its farm and hatchery production in Brazil. The project includes expanding and remodeling the Cobb great grandparent and grandparent farms in Brazil to increase production capacity by 23 per cent and hatchery capacity by 10 per cent. >> Read full article

CFC announces world championship medal incentive

Team Canada won four medals at the FINA World Championships in Russia. As a result, Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) will be providing $18,000 to Canadian swimmers and regional food banks as part of their recently announced incentive program. >> Read full article

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Egg Farmers of Alberta hosts successful environmental stewardship workshop

Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) hosted an Environmental Stewardship Workshop in Edmonton Aug. 26-27, 2015 that brought together influencers and decision-makers from across the egg supply chain, including farmers, graders, retailers and restaurants, as well as industry, government and non-governmental organizations. Participants shared their ideas and provided strategic insights about the past, present and future of sustainable egg production in Alberta. Susan Gal, General Manager of EFA's takeaway from the workshop “is that all stakeholders have a desire to support one another as we work together to build a sustainable egg industry in Alberta, and across Canada.” >> Learn More…

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FPOQ raises over $60,000 for Fondation OLO

The Fédération des producteurs d’œufs du Quebec (FPOQ) have given $61,250 to Fondation OLO, an organization that provides nutrition and nutritional information to socially and economically underprivileged mothers and children in Quebec. >> Read full article

American Egg Board accused of waging PR campaign against eggless mayonnaise maker

Hundreds of pages of disclosed communications from the American Egg Board reveal a coordinated two-year plan to undermine and attack Hampton Creek, the San Francisco-based food company, seen as a “threat” and “major crisis” to the egg industry. >> Read full article

Coalition of animal welfare groups petitions USDA over slaughter

A coalition of animal welfare groups has petitioned the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) to change policies under the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (HMSA) and Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) claiming the Food Safety and Inspection Service is not meeting its statutory obligations under HMSA. >> 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

Poultry Service Industry Workshop

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