Research Day – May 10 2017

PIC’s Research Day will be held at the Shakespeare & District Optimist Hall, 3976 Galt Street, Shakespeare, Ontario

Registration is now open, Click here to be taken to the on-line registration form.

 

Cost is $50.00 for Members, and $65.00 for non-members and at the door registration.  Doors open at 9:00 a.m., opening remarks at 10:00 a.m. Please note refunds will be made, less a $10.00 cancellation fee, up until 48 hours prior to the event. No refunds will be granted after that time.

Tentative Agenda

10:00 am – Opening Remarks Keith Robbins, Executive Director, PIC and Al Dam, Poultry Specialist, OMAFRA

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

Breeding out aggression in birds – Tentative Topic

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

Lunch

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 Tentative Topic

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

Barn retrofit for Modular loading – Dan Ward OMAFRA

3:20 Closing Remarks