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October 30, 2015
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McDonald's Canada to remove most antibiotics from chicken by the end of 2018

McDonald's Canada is moving to remove antibiotics used in humans from its chicken offerings by the end of 2018.The company's 1,400 restaurants in Canada, which source all of their chicken from Canadian poultry farmers, says it will work with suppliers to phase out the use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine over the next three years. >> Read full article

McDonald's announcement aligns with Canadian chicken industry's direction on antibiotic use

The announcement of McDonalds Canada regarding the company's direction on chicken raised without the use of antibiotics of human importance is consistent with the overall direction of the Canadian chicken industry and plays a role in advancing Canada's ongoing, long-term Antimicrobial Use (AMU) Strategy. >> Read full article

CFIA issues farm biosecurity notice during wild bird migration

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued an advisory to the Canadian poultry industry regarding the use of preventative biosecurity measures during the fall migration of wild birds. >> Read full article

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Be part of the sustainability discussion

Want to know about the current issues in sustainability and how they may affect your farm and the Canadian poultry industry? Then join us Nov. 18, 2015 in London, Ont., at The Best Western Lamplighter Inn. The 2nd annual Canadian Poultry Sustainability Symposium provides an opportunity for all stakeholders in the poultry industry to join the discussion.

Hear from top speakers about how animal care, antimicrobial use, new trade agreements, auditing, life cycle and environmental analysis on-farm are driving sustainability in the Canadian poultry industry. Register Now! >> Learn More…

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RSPCA expert addresses Canadian poultry processors

Dr. Marc Cooper, from the RSPCA's farm animal science department, was invited to speak about the use of carbon dioxide controlled atmosphere systems for killing meat chickens at the Canadian Meat Council’s 8th Technical Symposium, which focused on advancements in livestock and poultry health and welfare in the supply chain. >> Read full article

B.C. Chicken's "Chicken Squad" marketing campaign nominated for award

The BC Chicken Squad and CREW Marketing Partners were named as finalists for the 2015 BCAMA Marketing Excellence Awards, which took place at the Westin Bayshore Hotel Wednesday night. The Chicken Squad campaign was built to revolve around a parody action movie featuring real BC chicken farmers as the talent. All the creative took on the look and feel of promotions for an upcoming movie release. >> Read full article

Hendrix Genetics Partners with Dutch Turkey Distributor Coolen

Hendrix Genetics has reached an agreement in principle to acquire a controlling stake in turkey distributor Coolen, a company that owns the largest turkey hatchery in the Netherlands. The transaction is expected to close before year end, following customary due diligence and other approvals. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Canadian Poultry Sustainability Symposium

November 18, 2015
Location: Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre >> More Info

Poultry Innovations Conference

November 19, 2015
Location: Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre >> More Info

Southwest Ag Conference

January 5-6, 2016
Location: Ridgetown, Ont. >> More Info