London Poultry Show April 22 -23, 2015 Cancelled
There has been a recent Avian Influenza (AI) outbreak at a turkey farm near Woodstock. Given the significant risk that AI poses to the Ontario poultry industry, in addition to the fact that the London Poultry Show presents a potential vector for the spread of the disease, the Poultry Industry Council (PIC) and Western Fair District (WFD) have made the joint decision to cancel the April 22-23, 2015 London Poultry Show. This decision has been based upon the recommendation of the Feather Board Command Centre (FBCC) with the authority of Chicken Farmers of Ontario, Egg Farmers of Ontario, Turkey Farmers of Ontario, and Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg & Chick Commission, in addition to significant consultation with many of PIC’s industry stakeholders and partners.
While the London Poultry Show offers an important educational opportunity, we have determined that the risk to the industry outweighs any potential benefits of the Show, as well as potential consequences resulting from its cancellation. PIC and WFD will be meeting early next week to consult on next steps.
Keith Robbins, Executive Director – Poultry Industry Council
Hugh Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer – Western Fair District
The London Poultry Show brings together the best in the poultry industry each April. The 2014 show saw almost 4,000 visitors, with a waiting list for exhibitors space in the 57,000 square foot Progress building. As one of North America’s premier poultry trade, second only to the Atlanta trade show.
We are very excited to announce that the show will be moving across the street to the newly renovated 90,000 square foot Agriplex Pavilion. Exhibitors space can be booked by contacting Western Fair District at 519-438-7203.