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CFC announces new executive committee

Chicken Farmers of Canada recently announced the outcome the 2017 election for its executive committee.

Heritage chicks available in Alberta

The popular University of Alberta (U of A) Heritage Chicken program is here once again, offering small flock enthusiasts the chance to order heritage chicks until April 19.

New breed of wheat could help poultry

Specially-bred wheat could help provide some of the key nutrients essential for healthy bones in poultry, reducing the need to supplement the feed, researchers at Nottingham Trent University and Aarhus University in Denmark have found.
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Germany focuses on welfare

The German food industry has come together to form a partnership that addresses animal husbandry issues. Together, farmers, retailers and the meat industry are working to ensure stricter animal welfare standards are enforced – and that farmers are compensated for going the extra mile.

Over the years, animal welfare labels have been introduced to meat products in Germany, but very few have caught on.
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B.C. Poultry Symposium

May 18, 2017
Location: Abbotsford, B.C.
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