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This year, despite in-person meeting restrictions, we are maintaining our commitment to providing you with access to the latest in poultry production knowledge and ideas.  The pandemic approach to Producer Updates has resulted in the sessions being re-invented.  This year, we are offering added flexibility on format and content.

The 2020-2021 Producer Update Series has been divided into three themes with bonus materials: 

  1. Animal Welfare was held on December 9th, 2020
  2. Barn Environment will be held on February 10th, 2021 ~ session details are listed below
  3. The Business of Birds will be held on February 24th, 2021~ session details are listed below
  4. Bonus materials and records accessed at your leisure

Sessions cost $25.00 each and run from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Thank you to our Executive Sponsor

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February 10th ~ Barns: Managing the Environment for Birds and Staff

The barn is a complex environment where the birds live and the staff work. Making sure both can thrive and operate in a comfortable environment makes a huge difference for the production and health of everyone involved. 

Agenda    1 – 4:30 pm (EST)

Introduction & Welcome

Ashley Honsberger, Poultry Industry Council

Air Quality

Dr. Bill Van Heyst, University of Guelph

Clean & Disinfect (conventional to organic)
 

TBA, Jeni Mobile

Water Quality and Options
 

Dan Marshall, Trouw Nutrition

Breakout Room

Everyone

Coffee Break

Everyone

Bathrooms : Designs that Work

Sarah Sheppard, Moonfleet

Appropriate use of alternative feed or water additives for bacteria reduction in broilers.

Dr. Jess Walkey, Joyce Veterinary Services

COVID 19 Poultry Industry Update

Al Dam, OMAFRA

Breakout Rooms

Everyone

Wrap Up & Closing

Charlotte Wall, Poultry Industry Council

*Agenda is subject to change

 

Register for Feb 10th

February 24th ~ The Business of Birds

During the pandemic our industry has seen business transitions and succession happening at an alarming rate. Making sure you understand how to protect your wealth we want you to have all the tips needed to ensure your business lasts for many generations.  This session features a variety of topics to help you get there.

Agenda    1 – 4:30 pm (EST)

Introduction & Welcome

Ashley Honsberger, Poultry Industry Council

New Year – new chances for FUNding! 

Margaret May, OSCIA 

Transition & Succession   

TBA, Farm Credit Canada

Planning for Prosperity  

Heather Watson, Farm Management Canada  

Breakout Room

Everyone

Coffee Break

Everyone

Investing for your Future Wealth

Paul Richardson, TD Wealth

Stress Management, Advice from the Recovering Farmer  

Gerry Friesen, The Recovering Farmer

Emergency Planning Resource Tool

Al Dam, OMAFRA

Breakout Rooms

Everyone

Wrap Up & Closing

Charlotte Wall, Poultry Industry Council

*Agenda is subject to change

 

Register for Feb 24th

Bonus Materials

Watch at your own leisure… the OMAFRA update with poultry specialist Al Dam, the OAHN report presented by Emily Martin, and a detailed presentation on dilated proventriculus from Dr. Chanelle Taylor of Cargill.

Thank you to Series Sponsors

 

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