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Avian producers urged to practise biosecurity in wake of U.S. disease detections and migration

In early 2016 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) was identified in commercial poultry flocks in the United States and Mexico. Wild birds, known carriers of the influenza virus, are believed to be the source of the outbreak in the U.S. Wild birds are now in migration. As a result, the health of commercial poultry and small flocks is at risk. >> Read full article

New MyFlock app from Aviagen brings flock management to mobile devices

Aviagen has announced the release of MyFlock™, an app that gives breeder managers instant access to everything they need to take care of their birds and flocks throughout the production cycle. >> Read full article

2016 Census is here

The 2016 Census of Population and the 2016 Census of Agriculture begin this week, and Canadians are being reminded by Statistics Canada that participation is crucial. The Census of Agriculture collects information about every agricultural operation in Canada. It also helps to identifiy trends and provide data on emerging issues, opportunities and challenges within the agricultural community. >> Read full article

Costco wants to start its own chicken farm

Wholesale giant Costco reportedly wants to build a poultry processing plant in Dodge County, Nebraska, to produce one-third of the chicken it sells every year in the U.S. >> Read full article

New national network aims to earn public trust

A new collaboration network with a focus on food will be coming to Canada soon with the launch of The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CFI). Farm & Food Care Canada, a national charitable organization with the vision for building public trust in food and farming, will be introducing The Canadian CFI at their first annual Public Trust Summit in Ottawa May 31-June 1. >> Read full article

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House fly control in poultry barns

Poultry barns provide an ideal environment for house fly populations to thrive if sufficient control methods are not in place. Controlling house fly populations is important for maintaining a healthy barn environment. The presence of large numbers of flies in an area can create a strain on neighbour and community relations.

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has created a free guide that presents a wide range of management options for poultry producers to control house flies in their barns. The free guide provides guidance to producers on how they can tailor fly control strategies to match their unique circumstances.
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 Event Calendar 

Livestock Auction Markets’ Association AGM and Convention

May 12-15, 2016
Locaton: Oakwood Resort, Grand Bend, Ont. >> More Info

Canadian Centre for Food Integrity - Public Trust Summit

May 31-June 1, 2016
Location: Delta Ottawa City Centre, Ottawa >> More Info

Poultry Health Day

June 9, 2016
Location: Arden Park Hotel, Stratford, Ont. >> More Info