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March 11, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: A&W announces commitment to “better cage-free housing”
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DNA testing chicken meat will ensure consumers get what they pay for

When you go to a restaurant for an expensive dinner, you expect that you’re going to get exactly what you ordered. But what if the restaurant or its supplier substituted your sword fish for a cheaper product like tilapia and didn’t tell you? The products might be similar in taste and appearance, leaving you misled about what you really paid for. >> Read full article

New tracking tool monitors eggshell temperature in the hatchery in real time

Chick Master is introducing a new tracking tool to monitor eggshell temperature in real time. The new tool, called Tempo, is now available with Chick Master’s Maestro Hatchery Management System on all Avida Symphony setters. The information provided by Tempo can aid hatcheries to improve chick quality. >> Read full article

Ontario Animal Health Network

The Ontario Animal Health Network (OAHN) is a collaborative way of looking at disease in animals in Ontario.  Veterinarians are asked via quarterly online survey about infectious disease and welfare concerns in their species of interest.  OAHN puts this together with laboratory data, condemnation data and other data sources.  The OAHN group meets to interpret this information. >> Read full article

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A&W announces commitment to “better cage-free housing”

A&W announces commitment to “better cage-free housing”

A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. announced a major commitment to become the first national quick service restaurant in Canada to serve eggs from hens raised in better cage-free housing. It expects to achieve this goal within two years. Currently, there are no open barn housing options available that meet A&W's supply needs and allow for an antibiotic-free environment, the company said in a release.
A&W is committing to improving and redesigning housing for egg laying hens, and will source eggs from hens raised without the use of antibiotics while simultaneously advancing the best practices for egg laying hens.  As a part of its commitment to improving egg laying hen housing, a $100,000 A&W grant is being made to Farm & Food Care Canada, a leading Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to building public trust in food and farming. With this investment, the organization will bring together industry experts from many fields to help build on existing work and set better direction for hen housing in Canada. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Midwest Poultry Federation Convention

March 15-17, 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

Western Poultry Disease Conference

April 25-27, 2016
Location: Vancouver Marriott Downtown Hotel, Vancouver, B.C. >> More Info