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03 March 2015
Poultry Industry News from Canada Call for Bird Flu Alert System for Backyard Poultry Owners
CANADA - Vancouver city authorities are to look into improving communications with backyard hen owners in case of future bird flu outbreaks following a call for action from a commercial poultry producer. ...
25 February 2015
Poultry Industry News from Canada Lack of Workers Impacts Canadian Livestock Profitability
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns the inability of Canadian meat processing plants to access workers jeopardizes the viability of the plants, the profitability of livestock producers, and existing jobs at those plants, writes Bruce Cochrane....
19 February 2015
Poultry Industry News from Canada Canadian Authorities Relax Some Bird Flu Controls
CANADA - The area designated the restricted zone within the avian influenza Primary Control Zone in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia has been reduced....
10 February 2015
Poultry Industry News from Canada Canada Publishes Wholesale Meat Specifications
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published the Wholesale Meat Specifications Document (WMSD) for fresh beef, lamb, poultry, pork, turkey and veal....
Poultry Industry News from Canada Further Details Emerge of British Columbia Bird Flu Outbreak
CANADA - The latest outbreak of highly pathogenic avian flu in domestic poultry is in the same region of British Columbia - the Fraser Valley - but the H5N1 virus variant has been identified in this case. ...
09 February 2015
Poultry Industry News from Canada Call for Legislative Fix to Country of Origin Labelling
CANADA - Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz called for a legislative fix to the argument over Country of Origin Labelling is a series of meetings in Washington, DC, last week....
Poultry Industry News from Canada H5N1 Avian Flu Virus Detected in British Columbia Hobby Flock
CANADA - The presence of H5N1 virus has been confirmed in a hobby poultry flock in British Columbia for the first time. Quarantine has been lifted from three farms previously affected by the H5N2 virus strain....
26 January 2015
Poultry Industry News from Canada New Task Force to Improve Canada's Risk Management Programmes
CANADA - The Manitoba government is establishing a new task force to evaluate existing programmes and policies used to help farmers recover from climate-related challenges such as flooding, with the goal of identifying more comprehensive and sustainable...
20 January 2015
Poultry Industry News from Canada Secure Winter Wheat for Feed Before Demand Spikes
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada is advising livestock producers to secure supplies of winter wheat for feed before demand for the crop spikes, writes Bruce Cochrane....
15 January 2015
Poultry Industry News from Canada Five-point Food Strategy to Support Manitoba Producers
CANADA - A new five-point strategy to support the long-term growth of Manitoba's food industry, including smaller scale farmers and processors, was announced this week by Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn. ...
09 January 2015
Poultry Industry News from Canada Canadian Authority Confirms No New Bird Flu Outbreaks
CANADA - In an update on avian influenza situation in British Columbia, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is continuing its response to an outbreak of avian influenza in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley....
Poultry Industry News from Canada Canada Bans Poultry, Products from Washington State, Oregon
CANADA - Canada has placed restriction on live birds, eggs, raw poultry products and raw pet foods from the US states of Oregon and Washington following the detection of avian flu viruses there. ...
08 January 2015
Poultry Industry News from Canada New Chair for Canada's Poultry Industry Council
CANADA - At its latest meeting, the Poultry Industry Council (PIC) elected Edward Verkley as its new chairman....
06 January 2015
Poultry Industry News from Canada Critical Shortage of Workers in Canada's Food Processing Industry
CANADA - Providing 64,570 jobs across Canada, the meat industry is the largest component of this country’s food processing sector....
24 December 2014
Poultry Industry News from Canada Bird Flu Hits Mixed Hobby Flock in British Columbia
CANADA - The first outbreak of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza has has been confirmed in a non-commercial poultry flock; it is near to previously reported outbreaks. ...
23 December 2014
Poultry Industry News from Canada High-path Avian Flu Hits 11th Canadian Poultry Farm
CANADA - A new outbreak of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported at a broiler breeder farm in the already-affected area of Langley in British Columbia....
22 December 2014
Poultry Industry News from Canada Canada's H5N2 Bird Flu Virus is Eurasian-North American Hybrid
CANADA - Gene sequencing has revealed that the virus detected in recent outbreaks of bird flu in poultry in British Columbia has been confirmed as the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N2 variant with elements of Eurasian and North American origin....
16 December 2014
Poultry Industry News from Canada Bird Flu Detected on Canadian Egg Farm
CANADA - An egg farm in Langley is the 10th victim of the avian influenza outbreak....
13 December 2014
Poultry Industry News from Canada Avian Flu Confirmed at Ninth British Columbia Poultry Farm
CANADA - Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of the H5N2 variant has been confirmed at a ninth farm in the Fraser Valley, bringing the total number of birds affected to more than 180,000....
11 December 2014
Poultry Industry News from Canada Eighth Poultry Farm in British Columbia Confirmed with Avian Flu
CANADA - Two further farms in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia have confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza - bringing the total to eight - and the disease is suspected at a further premises....
Poultry Industry News from Canada Bird Flu in British Columbia
CANADA - Avian influenza has been confirmed on four poultry farms in British Columbia. ...
Poultry Industry News from Canada Details Emerge of Canada's Latest Avian Flu Outbreaks
CANADA - Details have emerged of the three most recent confirmed outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in British Columbia. The five outbreaks have affected 112,800 birds, mainly broiler breeders and meat turkeys....
09 December 2014
Poultry Industry News from Canada All Albertan Farms Should Respond to Bird Flu
CANADA – All Albertan poultry producers, whether big or small, need to be aware of the bird flu situation in order to manage control, says a senior veterinarian....
Poultry Industry News from Canada Bird Flu Control Zone Set up in Canada; Seven Countries Ban Imports
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has established a primary control zone to prevent the spread of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in British Columbia, while seven countries have banned poultry imports from the region....
08 December 2014
Poultry Industry News from Canada Canada Continues Avian Flu Investigation
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA - Depopulation has begun on a broiler breeder chicken farm in Chilliwack, where avian influenza was first detected last week, and this will be followed by humane euthanasia and disposal of birds on the other three BC farms where...
 
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