PIC’s next Innovations Conference will take place November 2019. The event line-up and venue will be finalized by late summer 2019. Please refer back to this page for details and registration August 2019.
A special thank you to all of our presenters, attendees and sponsors of our November 2017 event!
Below is the 2017 agenda, should you wish more information on a specific topic, please contact PIC at email@example.com
Future Trends Driving Innovation and Processes: where are we headed? – Paul Uys, University of Guelph’s Food Institute
The Implications of Slower-Growing Genetics: is this the future? – Dr. Tatijana Fischer, Once Inc.
Federal Policy Changes Driving Innovations – Dr. Richard Arsenault, CFIA
Antimicrobial Reduction: alternative products, how they work and how to manage them – Lisa Hodgins, New Life Mills
Vaccines for Bronchitis: understanding the rules and regulations for new medicinal products – Dr. Elise Myers, Merck Animal Health
Benefits of analyzing, utilizing and sharing big data – Karl Bissonnette, agr. LaCoop Fédérée
Innovative Barn Management: health, quality and energy efficiency in today’s landscape – Paul Leatherbarrow, Clark’s Poultry
Carbon credits, Energy and Hydro changes affecting the farm – Don McCabe, OFA
|2:15 – 2:55||Lighting changes in the Code of Practice for broilers – Why were these changes made (physiology, intensity, welfare, etc.) – Dr. Karen Schwean-Lardner, University of Saskatchewan||Innovations in turkey brooding – Charlie Kostal & Denny Vidakovic, Hybrid||Gut Health: Nutritional approaches and how they affect the health of your flock – Dr. Elijah Kiarie, University of Guelph|
|3:05 – 3:40||Poultry products: where is the market of tomorrow heading? – Chris Sims, University of Arkansas||Innovations in turkey vaccines. – Dr. Roberto Soares, Ceva||Immediate implications of the Updated Code of Practice for Laying Hens – Dr. Mike Petrik, McKinley Hatchery|
|3:50 – 4:30||Gut Health: Nutritional approaches and how they affect the health of your flock – Dr. Elijah Kiarie, University of Guelph||Lighting for turkeys, is a turkey a broiler? Different response in turkeys vs. broilers – Dr. Karen Schwean-Lardner, University of Saskatchewan||10 minute update: Egg sexing technology – Harry Pelissero, Egg Farmers of Ontario
Factors Influencing Locomotion Abilities and Aviary Space Use of Laying Hens – Dr. Alexandra Harlander, University of Guelph