Research Day – May 2, 2018 2018-03-09T13:57:14+00:00

Research Day – May 2, 2018

Registration is now open for PIC’s Research Day 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Best Western – The Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON N5A 3J3

Registration fee is $50.00 for PIC Members, and $70.00 for Non-Members.

Click Here to be taken to our on-line Registration page.

We are currently working on an exciting Agenda that includes:



Overview of IBV in North America in 2017: evolution, pathogenicity and cross protection Dr. Brian Jordan, University of Georgia
Exciting alternatives to antibiotic use Dr. Joshua Gong – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Alternative feeding strategies for broiler breeders Dr. Stephanie Torrey, University of Guelph
Evaluating virulence-related genes and antimicrobial resistance in avian pathogenic E. coli of broilers and broiler breeders Dr. Csaba Varga – OMAFRA
Future food wrap: utilizing viruses to eradicate bacteria Dr. Carlos Filipe, McMaster University
Utilizing dry hydrogen peroxide gas system to reduce the microbial load in poultry facilities Dr. Brian Jordan, University of Georgia
On-Farm Euthanasia of Turkeys – evaluations of existing and new technologies Caitlin Woolcott, New Life Mills
 Overview of CgFARAD Services and Research  Dr. Ron Johnson, CgFARAD
 Does manipulation of feed structure effect gut health and liver physiology, egg production and egg shell quality?  Alisha Wornath-Vanhumbeck, University of Guelph


Thank you to all of our presenters, attendees and sponsors of PIC’S May 2017 Research Day.

Below is a list of topics and presenters, along with several links to their presentation materials.

Can our knowledge of the complete poultry genome assist in crafting disease resistance – Dr. Shayan Sharif, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Nanotechnology – the future in poultry production, from health to feed monitoring – Dr. Suresh Neethirajan, University of Guelph

Validation through Virtual Reality – what the future looks like for on farm audits    Eva Sanz-Sole, NSF International

Food Policy and Egg Production – How supply managed commodities allow the Canadian sector to invest in progressive programs – Dr. Bruce Muirhead, Research Chair in Public Policy, University of Waterloo

New facilities for poultry research- what will happen to the Arkell facility? – Stewart Cressman, Chair Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario

What does research capacity look like across Canada – Dr. Bruce Roberts, Executive Director Canadian Poultry Research Council

Arkell Poultry Research – What goes on there? – Dave Vandenberg, Farm Manager Arkell Research Farm

University of Guelph’s investment in the future   Dr. Wayne Caldwell, Interim Associate Vice-President Research

Societal acceptance of nanotechnology – Crystal Mackay, Farm and Food Care Canada

Barn retrofit for Modular loading – Dan Ward OMAFRA