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Alltech celebrates 30 years in Canada

Colleagues, friends and dignitaries recently gathered in Guelph at Alltech’s Canadian headquarters to celebrate the global animal nutrition company’s 30th anniversary operating in Canada.

Disease watch update: ILT - Ontario

The biosecurity ILT advisory that was issued to all commercial poultry farmers in the northwestern part of the Niagara Region has now been lifted.

Jamesway appoints new president

Jamesway Incubation Company Inc., has announced that Denis Kan, will assume the role of president.
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Feature articles 

Nesting in enriched cages

Nesting behaviour in laying hens is complex, and according to poultry scientists such as Dr. Michelle Hunniford of the department of animal biosciences at the University of Guelph in Ontario, there’s a lot left to discover. Hunniford has been studying nesting behaviour in enriched colony housing for many years and has found that hens’ nesting preferences are affected by many factors. » Read more

Turkey breeding update and outlook

Substantial genetic improvement in turkeys started in the 21st century. In the 1960s, hybridization of turkey varieties began, followed by the development of pedigree programs for large white turkeys in the 1970s. In the 1980s, feed conversion testing came in, and selection index methodologies put in place. In the 1990’s, breeding moved forward again with the use of ‘mixed model equations’, which take both phenotype and family genetic information into account. » Read more

Chicken Marketing Summit

July 22 – 24
Orlando, Florida
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Poultry Science Association AGM

July 23 – 26
San Antonio, Texas
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