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December 6, 2019

Ontario introduces bill to protect farmers from animal rights activists

New legislation would create animal protection zones with increased fines for trespassing.

Cobb-Vantress announces Cobb500 certified kosher

Broiler now certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

Insights on phytase supplementation

New research finds it could lower feed costs, increase nutrient efficiency in layers.
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Feature articles 
Barn Management

Antimicrobial reduction update

It’s been about a year since veterinary oversight of antibiotics increased. It’s been equally as long since Canadian broiler producers eliminated the preventative use of category II medically important antibiotics. Here’s how things are going as the industry now considers its next steps. » Read more...
Gut health

When mycotoxins manipulate gut health

Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by plant moulds during times of stress or following an environmental stimulus. These plant moulds can grow on crops in the field or even on stored feedstuffs and feed materials post-harvest. Here’s why producers should care about mycotoxins and how to monitor for them. » Read more...

PIC Producer Update

Dec. 11
Brodhagen, Ont.
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PIC Science in the Pub

Jan. 15
St. Isidore, Ont.
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PIC Science in the Pub

Jan. 20
Brodhagen, Guelph, Ont.
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Ag Days

Jan. 21-23
Brandon, Man.
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