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Collaboration a key theme of poultry research day

Connections and collaboration were a key theme during the Poultry Health Research Network (PHRN) Research Day at the University of Guelph March 29. The research day brought together representatives from government, industry and academia to provide updates on current research and prompt discussion for future collaborations. >> Read full article

Farmland prices increased 10 per cent in 2015

Farm Credit Canada has released its annual provincial and national overview of land value trends across Canada. Average farmland values in Canada continued to rise in 2015. Nationally and in many key agriculture regions, the average value of farmland increased at a slower pace last year. Overall, there appears to be greater volatility with a higher number of locales where values decreased. >> Read full article

Locally produced algae cleans waste water, feeds livestock

Ontario researchers have developed several strains of algae that can clean waste water as well as serve as a potential livestock superfood. Nobletech Inc.’s Noble Purification division is currently piloting its algae-based clean water technology, and Noble Biotech has developed sustainable animal feed that is high in protein and omega fatty acids. The company is part of the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster. >> Read full article

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Thinking of building a new facility? Shawn Conley writes about how having a project manager (PM) can help make this process easier.

From research organizations like universities to a variety of equipment suppliers and contractors, as well as other poultry companies and producers, PMs have many sources to draw on. They may be able to bring in builders from another area when the local builders are too busy. They are always learning as they are teaching, which is extremely valuable. PMs can also help with price negotiation - they have ongoing access to pricing and know what the standards are in the industry.

Most producers only get one or two opportunities to build, which means there is limited or no experience when the opportunity presents itself. Good PMs will pay for themselves several times over by providing the required expertise to save on building and production costs, while helping you optimize bird performance. They can help you attain all the goals you’ve set out for your farm. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Western Poultry Disease Conference

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

PIC Research Day

May 4, 2016
Location: Guelph, Ont. >> More Info

XXV World's Poultry Congress

May 5, 2016
Location: Beijing, China >> More Info