Producer Updates 2018-01-17T19:47:47+00:00

Producer Updates for 2017 – 2018

Since 2009, PIC and OMAFRA have been delivering producer update sessions through a joint effort to keep Ontario poultry producers and industry representatives up to date and informed on relevant topics and emerging issues facing our sector.  The program highlights some of the significant topics affecting our industry now and in the future. The Producer Updates are also made possible through generous sponsorships provided by many poultry industry stakeholders.

The pre-registration fee is $55.00, and will close 24 hours prior to session start time. Late registration, or at the door registration, is $70.00. Each session will begin at 10:00 am to end at approximately 3:30 pm. Doors will open at 9:15 am.

Registration is now open for our February Producer Update Series

February 7, 2018            Jordan – To Register / Sponsor Click Here
Location:                        Balls Falls Conservation Centre – 3292 Sixth Ave, Jordan ON L0R 1S0

February 14, 2018         Clifford – To Register / Sponsor Click Here
Location:                        Clifford Community Hall – 2 Williams St N, Clifford ON N0G 1M0

February 21, 2018         Mount Brydges – To Register / Sponsor Click Here
Location:                       Caradoc Community Centre – 565 Lions Park Drive, Mount Brydges ON

Tentative Agenda for Jordan

Time Topics Speakers
10:00 Ventilation Brian Fairchild, University of Georgia
  NAFTA 101/Negotiations Update Dr. Bruce Muirhead
PIC Update Casey Riddle, Poultry Industry Council
 12:00 Lunch
1:00 Poultry Health Update Dr. Csaba Varga, OMAFRA
 1:00 Bronchitis/Reovirus Update: a field vet perspective Dr. Elizabeth Black
OMAFRA Update Al Dam, OMAFRA
Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a Nutrient Management Plan on your Poultry Farm Ben Hindmarsh, OMAFRA
 3:00 End of Day

Tentative Agenda for Clifford

Time Topics Speakers
10:00 Innovations in Turkey Brooding TBD
  Recommendations & Considerations When Dealing with Animal Activists Detective Constable Lisa Kinnear, OPP
  PIC Update Casey Riddle, Poultry Industry Council
 12:00 Lunch
1:00 Poultry Health Update Dr. Csaba Varga, OMAFRA
Bronchitis/Reovirus Update: a field vet perspective Dr. Lloyd Weber, Lloyd Weber Consulting Services
OMAFRA Update Al Dam, OMAFRA
Canadian vs. EU Poultry Production TBD
 3:00 End of Day

Tentative Agenda for Mount Brydges 

Time Topics Speakers
10:00 Future Feed Trends: Raised Without Antibiotics – What you need to know TBD
  Pest Control Strategies for your Farm – is your current program good enough? Aaron Sudant, Abell Pest Control
  PIC Update Casey Riddle, Poultry Industry Council
 12:00 Lunch
1:00 Poultry Health Update Dr. Csaba Varga, OMAFRA
Bronchitis/Reovirus Update: a field vet perspective Dr. Ben Schlegel, Poultry Health Services Ltd.
OMAFRA Update Al Dam, OMAFRA
New Barn Construction: Producer Panel Bob McCauley, Schlegel Poultry – Turkey Producer
Hart Boersma – Broiler Producer
TBD Layer Producer
 3:15 End of Day

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Thank you to our current 2017-2018 Producer Update Series Sponsors

Marketing Opportunities Available

Sponsorship Description Cost
General Receive recognition at the event; advertising Corporate name/logo on looped slide show and on printed materials. $250.00
Lunch Receive recognition at the event; advertising Corporate name/logo on looped slide show and on printed materials, along with table top signage $400.00
Series Sponsor – All 5 Receive recognition at all five events; 1/4 page advertisement placed in each event booklet, as well as advertisement placed in looped slide show. Corporate logo on event web page on PIC’s website. $1,000.00

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Picture highlights from February’s 2017 Producer Updates