March 14, 2014

Contents
Make Plans Now to Attend the 2014 MPC Annual Meeting
MPC Board Meeting
Animal Welfare Challenges: Assessing Your Current Animal Welfare Program
MPC Seeking Internship Hosts
MPC Sponsors
Contact Us
MPC Website
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Make Plans Now to Attend the 2014 MPC Annual Meeting

Make plans to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 18th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Room 7 at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN, in conjunction with the Midwest Poultry Federation Convention. (Visit http://midwestpoultry.com/ for more information regarding the Midwest Poultry Federation Convention.)

Click here for a copy of the annual meeting agenda. (We will be taking action to amend the bylaws at this meeting. If you'd like a copy of the bylaws prior to the meeting, please contact the MPC office. A copy of the bylaws will be available onsite.) We hope to see you there!

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MPC Board Meeting

The Midwest Poultry Consortium will be holding a meeting of its Board of Directors at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The meeting will be held in Room 6 of the RiverCentre, St. Paul, immediately following the MPC Annual Meeting. If you have anything you would like the board to address, please call our office at 651.766.8118.

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Animal Welfare Challenges: Assessing Your Current Animal Welfare Program
Stephen Shepard, FACTA, A Subsidiary of Frost, PLLC

Current data suggests that producers that initiate strong Animal Welfare (AW) programs have better quality products and increased productivity. In other words, comprehensive AW programs make good business sense and drive profits. But exactly how do you minimize risk within your company by focusing on AW? It starts with acknowledging your weaknesses and turning them into your strengths. Click here for the complete article.

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MPC Seeking Internship Hosts

As MPC prepares for the 2014 COE, attention now turns to the process of arranging student internships which immediately follow the summer session classes.

Internships are an integral component of the COE experience for students pursuing careers in the poultry industry. In fact, a COE Student Survey revealed that students who participate in an industry-related internship were much more likely to be later employed within the poultry industry - the very goal of the Program itself.

But we need your help as an MPC sponsor! Internships provide students invaluable exposure to your company, its mission, and tangible, hands-on work experience within the poultry industry. Please consider hosting one of our students at your facility this year.

To learn more about our intern hosting opportunities, please take a moment to contact Jenna Knoblauch at 651.766.8118 or mpc@mwpoultry.org. Thank you for your continued support of our COE students!

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MPC Sponsors
$20,000+ Sponsors  •  $10,000+ Sponsors  •  $5,000+ Sponsors
Adisseo
AgStar Financial Services
Alltech
Anderson Chemical Co
Arrington, Lou
Aviagen
Aviagen Turkeys
Best Veterinary Solutions
Big Dutchman
Butterfield Foods
Cal-Maine Foods
Cargill/Provimi
Case Farms
Center Fresh Group
Centrum Valley Farms
Centurion Poultry/Tetra Americana
Chick Master
Chore-Time, Egg Prod. Sys.
Cobb-Vantress
Cooper Farms
Daybreak Foods
Diamond V
DSM Nutritional Products
DuPont
Egg Innovations
Elanco Animal Health
Evonik Industries
Farm Credit Mid-America
Farm Credit Svcs. of America
Farmer Automatic of America - Aggero
Farmers Hen House
Florida Poultry Federation
Fremont Farms of Iowa
Frost, PLLC
Gerber Poultry
Gold'n Plump
Handrew
Henning Companies
Herbruck's Poultry Ranch
Hidden Villa Ranch/NestFresh
Hillshire Brands
Hybrid Turkeys
Hy-Line North America
ILC Resources
Iowa Cage Free
Iowa Egg Council
Iowa Turkey Mktg. Council
ISA
IsoNova Technology
Jennie-O Turkey Store
Kemin Industries
Kindstrom-Schmoll
Koechner Manufacturing
Kreher's Farm Fresh Eggs
Life-Science Innovations
MacFarlane Pheasants
Maple Leaf Farms
Merial Select
Michael Foods
Michigan Allied Poultry Ind.
Michigan Turkey Producers
Midwest Livestock Systems
Midwest Poultry Federation
Midwest Poultry Services
Miller Poultry
Minnesota Turkey Council
Moba
Naturally Recycled Proteins
Nebraska Eggs
Nebraska Poultry Ind.
Nelson Poultry Farms
North Amer. Gamebird Assn.
Northern Pride
Novus International
Ohio Poultry Assn.
Oskaloosa Food Products
Phibro Animal Health
Pilgrim's
Purina Animal Nutrition
Rembrandt Foods
Ridley Feed Ingredients
Rose Acre Farms
Sanovo Engineering
Sonstegard Foods
South Dakota Poultry Ind. Assn.
Sparboe Farms
Sunrise Acres Egg Farms
Sure Conveyors
Tecumseh Poultry
Tigges, Kent
Trillium Farm Holdings, LLC
Turkey Valley Farms
United Egg Producers
University of Florida
University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
VAL-CO
VALO BioMedia North America
Vencomatic
Wabash Valley Produce
West Liberty Foods
Wisconsin Poultry & Egg Ind. Assn
Zoetis

Midwest Poultry Consortium - 4630 Churchill St #1 - St. Paul, MN 55126
651-766-8118 - mpc@mwpoultry.org - www.mwpoultry.org
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