Webinars

PIC is hosting a series of webinars which will run 3 consecutive Wednesday’s on June 10th, 17th and 24th. The sessions will run from 1:30 – 2:30 and cost $25.00 each.  To register, click on the session links below. 

June 10th – Making Data Work for You: Tracking, sharing & making data a part of your poultry farm. Click here to register.

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With big data comes big responsibility! During this one-hour webinar hear from University of Guelph researchers about the terms and conditions of handing over your data in real world scenarios. While we may have begun using more sharing software as we began working remotely, but did we understand the terms and conditions we agreed to before we clicked that box? Red flags, and what to look out for will be explained by University of Guelph researchers. Learn more about traceability and tracking capabilities from Transport Genie technology. Also hear about real time research focused on using big data to track and predict disease outbreaks, and how it’s being applied to tracking Avian Influenza.

Topics & Speakers:

  1. Understanding the terms and conditions before you agree to share your data. Sarah Marquis & Emily Duncan, University of Guelph
  2. Transport Genie tracking and tracing a variety of things from chick health to COVID traceability helps measure key points of contact. President & CEO Joel Sotomayor, Transport Genie
  3. Avian Influenza Big Data and Predicting Potential Outbreaks: Using data to predict outbreaks, and applying models to maximize the effective response. Dr. Rozita Dara, University of Guelph the Principal Investigator of Data Management and Privacy Governance research program.

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June 17th  – Before the Crisis: Planning and Preparation for the Unexpected. Click here to register.

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Peace of mind comes with a little bit of planning and communication with your family and farm team members. How are you preparing for the unexpected? During this one-hour webinar, we will hear from Ontario Pork on how they developed a one stop tool kit for being prepared for an on-farm emergency.  We will also hear about how to make your biosecurity more effective by making it user friendly, and an in depth talk from OMAFRA Poultry Specialist talking about lessons learned the hard way.

Topics & Speakers:

  1. Emergency Preparedness Tool Kit: Ontario Pork shares details on the tool kit they use with pork members to help them have peace of mind. Stacey Ash & Frank Wood, Ontario Pork
  2. Biosecurity needs to be user friendly: When a process is too complicated it can feel like we are being set up to fail. The steps to maintaining biosecurity need to be clear, easy and flow into your everyday tasks without adding stress. This results in users being able to manage and apply the process. There is an easier way – and to hear some ideas don’t miss out!  Dave Van Walleghem from Vetoquinol Biosecurity Specialist – Maritimes, Ontario and Western Canada Production Animals
  3. Lessons learned the hard way- avian influenza outbreak, and COVID-19 interruptions to the flow of supply. Ways to mitigate risk on your farm before you have a problem by using the ‘Essential Information Checklist’. Al Dam, OMAFRA Poultry Specialist.

For Certified Auditors, please note that the June 17th Webinar is on the list of approved conferences for those interested in maintaining their PAACO Poultry Welfare Auditor certification. This webinar can be utilized as continuing education credits to maintain your PAACO Auditor status.

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June 24th  – Limiting Liability of Unexpected Visitors. Click here to register.

Proudly supported by event sponsors Egg Farmers of Ontario and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Canada.

The landscape of rights and responsibilities around keeping your farm and livestock secure from unexpected visitors is changing. While there is a call for staying home now, it is the perfect time to prepare. Groups may have had some extra time to plan and coordinate, and if it affects your business you should be ready too! During this onehour webinar we plan to explore everything from knowing your rights, and who to call. When something unexpected happens, it’s important to know the next steps. It eases the stress and helps gain realistic expectations. We hope to connect you with real stories from the field on how this type of scenario might unfold. 

Topics & Speakers:

  1. Practical guide to understanding the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food safety Act (Bill 156). Find out what the bill means at farm level. Get advice to have your location set up for success with the Do’s and Don’ts for farm security. Peter Jeffery, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Senior Policy Advisor 
  2. OPP Provincial Liaison Team (PLT) will speak about when you might get the call from the PLT, and what you can expect next. Who you should call when you have questions. Understand your rights, how to stay on the right side of the law. Constable Brian Smit, Provincial Liaison Team, West Region  
  3. Provincial Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) has a team of investigators and could be in contact with you. Lean about the team, how they operate and what to expect. They are working with your commodity boards to understand the business of poultry. This is crucial to keeping our industry safe, and the bad eggs out Paula Milne, Animal Welfare Service Chief Animal Welfare Inspector 


Past Webinars

  • Disrupting the Process: Perspectives on Mineral Nutrition – Friday, September 8th 2017 (in partnership with Alltech)
    • To watch the full recording of this webinar session, click here.
  • Embracing change: The UK Raised Without Antibiotics Perspective – Friday, September 29th 2017 (in partnership with Alltech)
    • To watch a full recording of this webinar session, click here.
  • Reovirus in Poultry: Disease Update in Canada – Thursday, October 12th 2017 (in partnership with OMAFRA)
  • Beat The Heat: Managing Poultry Heat Stress- Thursday, August 9th 2018 (in partnership with Alltech)
    • To watch a full recording of this webinar session, click here
  • The Scoop on Poop:  Insights into a Chicken’s Intestinal Health – Tuesday, October 30th, 2018. Dr. Dulmelis Sandu, Poultry Veterinarian and Technical Support with Alltech.
    • To watch a full recording of this webinar session, click here