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Poultry Innovations Conference

Tentatively scheduled for November 2021.

Look for details on topics, speaker line up, registration and sponsorship summer 2021.

The Innovations Conference is a biennial event that takes a unique approach to discussing innovations and their impact on poultry welfare, feed, sanitation and more. At our last event in November of 2019 we had attendees representing all aspects of the poultry industry from across Canada.  The first day included talks on agriculture innovations, gene editing, enhancing bio-security with technology, Chickenboy the smart broiler robot, and much more.  The day was followed by a social hour and banquet with gala speaker Crag Klemmer of FCC. Day two started with a breakfast at 8:00 am followed by a panel discussion and concluded with sessions split into commodity-specific groups to address pertinent topics in each sector. Below are a few pictures highlighting some of our speakers, including the Honourable Senator Rob Black.

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2019 Sample of the Break Out Sessions

Time Broiler Turkey Layer Broiler Breeder
10:00 – 10:35 am PCR technology to identify and quantify cocci species – Ryan Snyder PhD Candidate, University of Guelph Poultry Health Research Network Welfare – Emily Leishman, University of Guelph Feed Outlook Situation 2020 and Beyond – David Trott, Wallenstein Feed Resolving Odor, Dust, Noise Problems and Neighbour Disputes using Trees – Todd Leuty, OMAFRA
10:45 – 11:15 am Feed Outlook Situation 2020 and Beyond – David Trott, Wallenstein Feed Feed outlook situation – Lisa Hodgins Chickenboy The Smart Broiler Robot – Faromatics, Heiner Lehr Low density diets for Breeders – Blake Wang, Wallenstein Feeds
11:25 – 11:55 am Chickenboy The Smart Broiler Robot – Faromatics, Heiner Lehr Health Update – Dr. Ben Schlegel Potential Health Effects of the Animal Welfare Changes in the Layer Industry, Dr. Mike Petrik Spectrum Lighting, does it works in broiler breeders? – Dr. Grégoy Bédécarrats University of Guelph
12:10 – 12:45 pm Stray Voltage Solutions Agrivolt Marc Thibodeau, Agrivolt Do Ontario wild turkeys pose a threat at the wildlife-livestock interface? – Amanda MacDonald Ph.D., University of Guelph


Visiting Researcher, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative – Department of Pathobiology 

Improve the performance of hatcheries Ozone Partner – Dr. Keith Warriner & Mahdiyeh Hasani Ammonia levels in our barns – Dan Ward, OMAFRA