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February 26, 2016
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Working together

With regard to animal welfare, the goals of producers, processors, and graders should be the same: to ensure our customers have faith in our national animal care programs. They should trust that we are good caretakers and take our job very seriously, and that non-compliance is not tolerated. They need to trust that our codes are a good standard, and trust value chain members as an information source to deal with questions and undercover videos. >> Read full article

Defining Sustainability

What does transparency mean to the poultry industry? Who is responsible for it? Each link of the supply chain needs to be able to supply the answers to questions, driving the need for collaboration as we move towards a "clean label" on our food, as consumers continue to ask, "What’s in my food? Where is it from? What is its impact on the environment?" >> Read full article

Cobb-Vantress celebrating 100 years

The centennial theme unveiled by Cobb-Vantress at the IPPE in Atlanta, Georgia, last month will be carried forward around the world throughout the year – with emphasis on the importance of relationships in the company’s success. >> Read full article

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Fats and Fatty Acids in Poultry Nutrition and Health

Addition of fats or oils rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids in poultry diets is a straightforward approach to enrich poultry products with polyunsaturated fatty acids. Consequently, there has been a great interest in using different types of fats, oils or oil seeds as feed additives in poultry nutrition. >> Learn More

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Growing Opportunity

The demographics of southern Ontario continue to change and evolve, offering new areas for market growth, states the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO). CFO noted recently that the Chinese and South Asian population is now over 1.3 million in the Greater Toronto Area, and many of these folks really like fresh "head and feet on" chicken. Production of these birds (Frey’s Dual Purpose “yellow” chickens and Silkie chickens) is currently 0.4 per cent of Ontario’s annual chicken production, and the market is estimated to be over 3.0 per cent. All this, says the CFO, demonstrates that the Ontario specialty breeds chicken market is a significant business growth opportunity. >> Learn More…

 
 Event Calendar 
 

B.C. Poultry Conference

March 9-11, 2016
Location: Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. >> More Info

Midwest Poultry Federation Convention

March 17-19, 2016
Location: Saint Paul RiverCentre, Saint Paul, Minn. >> More Info

London Poultry Show

April 6-7, 2016
Location: Western Fair District, London, Ont. >> More Info