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Aviagen launches new global Parent Stock Nutrition Specification

Aviagen has launched an updated version of its global Parent Stock (PS) Nutrition Specifications for its Arbor Acres, Indian River and Ross brands. The specifications are consistently reviewed by the Aviagen Global Nutrition Team and reflect ongoing improvements in bird performance as well as the latest available research. >> Read full article

Further Poultry Processors Association announces board of directors and officers

At its 31st annual meeting held in Toronto last week, the Further Poultry Processors Association of Canada (FPPAC) elected its board of directors and officers >> Read full article

Merial Global Avian Forum addresses poultry disease prevention solutions

Merial hosted more than 500 participants at its 4th Merial Global Avian Forum in Barcelona to address opportunities in meeting the global demand for an abundant supply of safe and affordable source of protein. Poultry and egg producers, and top avian health scientists and experts from 70 countries shared information about solutions to efficiently prevent and control disease, strategies to increase productivity of poultry flocks and maximize efficiency of the poultry producers’ businesses. >> Read full article

Blake Copeland joins Canadian Bio-Systems Inc.

Blake Copeland has joined Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. as a new on-farm sales representative for the Calgary-based company. >> Read full article

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NFACC offers videos explaining Code of Practice process

Two whiteboard videos explaining the Code development process are now available from the National Farm Animal Care Council’s (NFACC) YouTube channel. The first video, Raising the Bar: The Code Development Process, explains the seven steps of a Code’s development.

The second video, Key Features of the Code Development Process, highlights important Code process features that contribute to sustainable animal welfare improvements and public trust while supporting the viability of Canadian farmers.

The NFACC has indicated that the updated Codes of Practice for Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens and Turkeys should be released in June 2016. >> Learn More…

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 Event Calendar 

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

Poultry Science Association annual meeting

July 11, 2016
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans >> More Info