Research Day

May 10th, 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.

The 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

Virtual Auditing  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

3:20 – Closing Remarks