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Put your best foot forward at this year’s National Poultry Show – Industry Open House

2022 National Poultry Show- Industry Open House - May 5, 2022 Update

For poultry producers, on the heels of two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is a current event that is testing the industry once again. Poultry Industry Council (PIC) and Western Fair Association (WFA) wanted to update our stakeholders that we continue to plan for our in-person event, the National Poultry Show - Industry Open House, June 22, 23 2022. We would like to advise you of some of the safety measures that will be implemented to support this important industry event in light of HPAI.

The Industry Open House, moved to June and modified to accommodate the rescheduling of the 2022 National Poultry Show (NPS) in April of this year, has been extremely well received. We anticipate we will see a strong turn-out of poultry producers, industry partners, and suppliers in London at the Western Fair District – Agriplex, to support this important agri-industry event. To ensure the event’s success, we want to share some important messaging and practices being put in place to safeguard industry attendees.  

On March 26, 2022, the Feather Board Command Centre announced the entire Ontario poultry industry MUST follow heightened biosecurity measures. Western Fair District and Poultry Industry Council are committed to running a safe Industry Open House with the following measures to reduce introduction or spread of this virus or other potentially harmful diseases into our industries:

  • After two years of Covid-19 messaging and restrictions, as well as with lessons learned from the 2015 Avian Influenza, we know our producers and our industry are on a much better footing to practice safe biosecurity when attending a public event.
  • All attendees, exhibitors and sponsors should plan for attending our event as they would anytime they leave the farm. This includes clean, non-barn footwear, a clean vehicle and good hygiene practices. For an up-to-date listing of recommended biosecurity measures, please see the guidance from the Feather Board Command Centre: https://www.familyfoodgrower.ca/family-food/images/FBCC_March-26_2022_Provincial-Advisory.pdf?ext=.pdf and OMAFRA: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/vet/facts/avian_influenza.htm
  • We are asking all attendees from farms that have tested positive for HPAI or are in CFIA-identified control zones to remain free from contact with wild birds, farm animals, deadstock or mortality for a minimum of 5 days before visiting the National Poultry Show in June.
  • We are asking all exhibitors that have visited a farm that has tested positive for HPAI or are in a CFIA identified control zone to remain free from contact with wild birds, farm animals, deadstock or mortality for a minimum of 5 days before visiting the National Poultry Show in June.
  • As is customary at this event, there are no live birds on site, or live birds or poultry products being transported to and from the event. All equipment, including displays and shipping equipment, is to be clean and sanitized when arriving at the show, as it would be anytime you are entering an urban area.
  • Disease prevention and biosecurity on farms is essential to limiting the spread of this disease. Please pay special attention while preparing to attend this event.

Thank you for your work to protect our poultry industry and prevent the spread of HPAI.

The 2022 NPS Industry Open House will feature a blend of tradeshow, professional development, networking, and a wide array of products and services, along with an outdoor food truck court and seating-- so plan to grab a bite while you are at the show.  With these safety measures in place and the event’s dates later in the migration season, our focus is on providing a low-risk gathering point for producers to greet one another after two years of restrictions, educate themselves on the latest products, innovations, and opportunities.

We are looking forward to seeing you - safely - in-person at this year’s event. For more information, please visit www.nationalpoultryshow.com

SHOW INFORMATION

To view the latest Exibitor list and floor map, click here.

To pre-purchase show tickets, click here.

Further details for 2022 on Exhibitor presentations, Registration, Bulk Ticket Purchases, Sponsorship, and Custom Video Opportunities can be found on Western Fair District National Poultry Show webpage or contact Kelly Taylor ktaylor@westernfairdistrict.com for more information.

Western Fair Association is also pleased to announce that Boneyard Event Services Inc. will be the official new show supplier. Boneyard Event Services Inc. is a Canadian company based out of Mississauga. As a family business, they take great pride and ownership of the events they are involved with. They feel strongly that when it comes to delivering great products and services, their key goal is building great relationships that result in high customer satisfaction. Please refer to their website at www.bes.show.

  • June 22 & 23, 2022

  • April 5 & 6, 2023

  • April 3 & 4, 2024

  • April 2 & 3, 2025

 

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Hotel booking information is listed below:

Double Tree by Hilton: 300 King St, London – 519-439-1661 – Website

Best Western Plus: Stoneridge Inn: 6675 Burtwistle Lane, London – 888-471-2378  – Website

Delta Armouries: 325 Dundas Street, London – 519-679-6111  –  Website

Four Points by Sheraton: 1150 Wellington Rd, London – 519-681-0600  – Website

Holiday Inn Express and Suites:  374 Dundas St, London – 519-661-0233   – Website

Residence Inn by Marriott:  383 Colborne St, London – 519-433-7222  –  Website

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The show that has given back to the poultry industry and producers since 1957.

PIC, is a registered charitable organization and receives a portion of the revenues from the National Poultry Show as a result of our partnership with the Western Fair Association.  These funds help PIC in creating new resources, programs and educational sessions for the entire poultry sector.

As one of North America’s premier poultry trade shows, the National Poultry Show brings together the best in the poultry industry with the latest in poultry technology, innovations and education and is a must attend show for the whole industry.

The National Poultry Show

To Everyone who Engaged in the Virtual 2021 NPS Event Thank You!

 

Thank you to all our attendees, speakers and sponsors for making the April 2021 virtual NPS so successful.  A special thank you goes out to our presenting sponsor Aviagen, and to our four keynote speakers: Aidan Connoly the president of AgriTech Capital and CEO of Cainthus, Dr. Maarten De Gussem of VetWorks Global Poultry Consultant, David Speller CEO/ Founder of Applied Poultry Farming & Consultancy, and Dr. Algis Martinez of Cobbs Senior Director of Tech Services & Vet.

The virtual format focused on an educational platform with four topic groupings: Biosecurity, Health Management, Equipment and Innovation in the poultry sector. Sessions ran consecutively each day starting at  10:00 a.m. To view or download the Educational Stage Agenda from April 2021 Click Here for Day 1 and Here for Day 2.  The recording of sessions are available to all attendees and registrants. 

The show also featured a fun Trivia Night, sponsored by Clark Ag Systems, on the 7th, with door prizes and contests!

To continue sharing the knowledge, one video per week will be posted below for you to view. Catch up on a session you missed, or view again to clarify the details you heard. 

Equipment in the Barns with David Speller, CEO of Applied Poultry Farming & Consultancy

 

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