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June 30, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Draft Code for Layers now open for public comment
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Canada's #MPChickenHero winner announced

Dr. Robert-Falcon Ouellette, MP from Winnipeg Centre, Manitoba, has won a $10,000 donation to a food bank in his riding and is officially Canada's #MPChickenHero. >> Read full article

Perdue Announces Industry-First Animal Care Commitments

Perdue Foods announced June 27 a four-part a plan that it feels will accelerate its progress in animal care, strengthen relationships with farmers, build trust with multiple stakeholder groups and create an animal care culture for continued improvement. >> Read full article

Brome Lake Ducks to Expand

Brome Lake Ducks is investing $30 million into the construction of a new hatchery and livestock building in the region of Brome Lake, Quebec. >> Read full article

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Draft Code for Layers now open for public comment

Draft Code for Layers now open for public comment

Egg Farmers of Canada and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) have announced the launch of the public comment period on the draft Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Layers. The public comment period allows stakeholders - poultry producers, consumers and others with an interest in the welfare of laying hens - to view the draft Code and provide input to the final Code.

The layer Code revision is led by a 17-person Code Development Committee that includes participants from across Canada including producers, animal welfare and enforcement representatives, retailers, researchers, transporters, processors, veterinarians and government representatives.

All comments must be submitted through the online system. The public comment period closes on August 29, 2016. >> Learn More…

 
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Poultry Science Association annual meeting

July 11, 2016
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans >> More Info

XXV World's Poultry Congress

September 5, 2016
Location: China National Convention Center, Beijing >> More Info

Canada's Outdoor Farm Show

September 13-15, 2016
Location: Woodstock, Ont. >> More Info