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Canadian Agricultural Outlook forecasts strength and growth

Livestock receipts are set to increase in 2018, and continued growth in asset values is expected to raise average farm net worth to $3.16 million.

Large-scale deadstock disposal guide for Ontario

The Ontario Livestock and Poultry Council have developed a guide to assist municipalities incorporate emergency deadstock disposal provisions into their existing municipal emergency response plans.

The evolution of tax changes for the Canadian farm business

Jesse Moore, CPA and partner with BDO Canada LLP outlines the “evolution” of tax changes in Canada, from early 2017 to where we are today.
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Feature articles 
Skeletal health

Avoiding fractures in new housing systems

Poor skeletal health in commercial laying hens was first documented as a production issue in the 1950s. It became an animal welfare concern in the 1980s, when scientists first documented a high prevalence of bone fractures after handling hens at end of lay. The hen’s keel bone or sternum is particularly susceptible to fractures and deformations. » Read more
Lighting and the broiler code

Lighting and the broiler code

The recently updated Canadian code of practice for the care and handling of broilers includes new requirements regarding lighting. The code takes into consideration expertise from a committee of researchers and specialists, and also considers several studies out the University of Saskatchewan. Contrary to traditional thinking, broilers actually benefit from longer periods of darkness. » Read more

PIC Research Day

May 2
Stratford, Ont.
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Westvet 2018

May 15
Abbotsford, B.C.
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B.C. Poultry Symposium

May 16
Abbotsford, B.C.
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