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November 27, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: UGA releases app to help ventilate poultry houses during cold weather
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Maple Leaf Foods trims salaried jobs as it eliminates more than 400 positions

Struggling meat processor Maple Leaf Foods is getting even leaner just in time for the holidays. The Toronto-based company said Wednesday that it plans to eliminate more than 400 salaried jobs, mostly before the end of the year, as it works to reduce costs and cut back areas where it says there are too many managers. >> Read full article

Ovila Lebel inducted into Agricultural Hall of Fame

The late Oliva Lebel was inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fameat a special awards banquet on November 22, 2015 in conjunction with Canadian Western Agribition. >> Read full article

Canada Border Services bans poultry products from certain States

Travellers are being warned not to bring poultry products from some U.S. states into Canada because of the risk of avian flu. >> Read full article

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UGA releases app to help ventilate poultry houses during cold weather

University of Georgia poultry housing experts have released the state’s first app to help poultry farmers determine how much they should ventilate their houses during cold weather.

With thousands of birds living in a single house, keeping the air warm and fresh without spending a fortune on fuel during the winter can be one of the toughest challenges for broiler producers. The new app – called CHKMINVENT – is meant to simplify this process, said Mike Czarick, a poultry housing engineer at UGA’s Department of Poultry Science. >> Learn More…

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4-H Canada and CN partner to advance youth leadership

4-H Canada and CN have announced a unique partnership to advance youth leadership and promote farm safety in rural Canada. Made possible through a commitment from CN of $600,000, the new annual 4-H Canada Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.) recognize exceptional 4-H senior youth members and showcase their accomplishments in the area of leadership excellence. >> Read full article

How to compost 150,000 chickens

One of the main challenges posed by the avian flu outbreak that has impacted the U.S. poultry industry in the past year is how to safely and effectively dispose of potentially hundreds of thousands of birds killed as a result of infection and eradication efforts. >> Read full article

Beware Snowbirds

Canadian snowbirds have to start closely counting the days they spend in the Sunbelt because, under new rules, if they overstay their welcome in the States they could be deemed U.S. residents for tax purposes. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

PIC Producer Update

December 2, 2015
Location: Belleville, Ont. >> More Info

PIC Producer Update

December 9, 2015
Location: Brodhagen, Ont. >> More Info

Southwest Ag Conference

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

International Production and Processing Expo

January 26-28, 2016
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta >> More Info