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November 13, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: What does sustainability mean to processors?
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An inspired Canadian system

Prof. Bruce Muirhead writes in our November issue that supply management provides Canadians with 100 per cent food security in the sectors in which it operates, while reflecting Canadian values and culture and contributing to food sovereignty. We don’t need foreign imports in this case. As the old expression has it, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” >> Read full article

Alltech to acquire Masterfeeds

Alltech and Masterfeeds announced that they have entered into a share purchase, under which Alltech will acquire 100 per cent of the outstanding shares of Masterfeeds, Inc., from Ag Processing Inc (AGP). This will provide Alltech complete ownership of Masterfeeds LP. Acquisition creates one of Canada’s largest animal nutrition offerings. >> Read full article

Study using genetic lines of Virginia Tech chickens reveals evolution happens faster than thought

A critical component of an experiment that proved evolution happens 15 times faster than was previously believed relied upon genetic lines of chickens from Virginia Tech. The discovery utilized the DNA of lines of White Plymouth Rock chickens that have been developed for more than 50 years. >> Read full article

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What does sustainability mean to processors?

Robin Horel, President and CEO of the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council (CPEPC) will give us the processors point of view on sustainability, and what is needed from poultry producers in order to achieve this. He’ll review what pressures the Canadian poultry industry faces from customers and consumers, international regulatory bodies, and provide perspective from the Canadian processors, graders and hatcheries.

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New poultry nutrition professor for UofG

The Department of Animal Biosciences is pleased to announce Elijah Kiarie has been appointed as the McIntosh Family Professor in Poultry Nutrition. Kiarie will join the department as an assistant professor effective January 1, 2016. >> Read full article

Hi Pro Feeds acquires Champion Feed Services Ltd.

Hi-Pro Feeds recently announced that it has acquired Champion Feed Services Ltd, a group of companies including feed mills, stores and an oat processing facility located in northern Alberta. >> Read full article

What could an employee handbook do for your farm?

Producers often express an interest in developing employee handbooks for their farms to add some protection to their human resource management, thus giving some back-up if the employer needs to let someone go. >> 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