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September 6, 2019

Activists occupy Alberta turkey barn

Farmer says he had nothing to hide, lets protesters tour barn with officers.

Industry mourns death of Paul Leatherbarrow

Respected poultryman died suddenly at age 67.

Canarm acquires Faromor

Move provides strategic competitive advantage, company says.
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Influenza surveillance

Better avian influenza surveillance

Current surveillance involves collecting samples from wild birds killed by hunters or that died due to natural causes. However, this strategy is both inefficient and ineffective, experts say. That’s why a team of researchers from B.C. starting analyzing wetland samples for the avian influenza virus as part of a pilot project. Their findings thus far have proved promising. » Read more
Newcombe family

Who's Who - Nova Scotia - The Newcombe family

Cornwallis Farms can trace its roots back to a historical land grant 250 years ago. Today, the ninth and 10th generation of the Newcombe family carry on the tradition and work that same land. Their mixed farm includes layers, broilers, dairy and crops. What’s more, with an on-farm feed mill they’ve achieved feed sustainability. » Read more

PIC Annual Meeting

Oct. 24
Guelph, Ont.
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Oct. 27-29
Niagara Falls, Ont.
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