Location Information

  • Westerner Park, Harvest Centre, Marquis Room
  • 4847A 19 St, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 2N7 CA

The Western Poultry Conference is an initiative with the support of Egg Farmers of Alberta, Alberta Chicken Producers, Alberta Hatching Egg Producers, and Alberta Turkey Producers to provide education and training opportunities for poultry farmers in Alberta and across Western Canada.  A dedicated group of volunteers from the government, poultry boards, industry, and producers works together to develop top-quality Western Poultry Conference programs with high-caliber scientific and producer speakers to support farmers in implementing new or updated ideas and techniques on their farms.

Join us for a day of learning in person or virtually! 

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Agenda


9:00 amRegistration & Snacks


9:30Welcome

Celebrating Ten Years of Innovation, Research, Conversation and Community with the Poultry Industry of Western Canada!
Back by popular demand, your MC for the 2024 Western Poultry Conference is the dynamic and well-loved Dianne Finstad!


9:45 amTips to Improve Your Ventilation by Managing Summer Heat Stress and Winter Humidity

Speaker Raymond Funk of Summit Technologies will share information and tips to help producers manage humidity and improve ventilation in their poultry barns. Poultry producers are experiencing weather extremes with both cold and heat. Preparation is essential to prevent catastrophic outcomes. Topics such as misting, tunnel ventilation, managing airflow and what to do when heat and humidity collide will be covered in this timely and important presentation.


10:45How to be Farm Fire-Smart in Today's Uncertain Climate TBD


11:25Feathered Findings - Student Presentations

Hear from the next generation of poultry professionals!


12:05Lunch


13:05Alberta Poultry Industry’s Emergency Depopulation Equipment

Brandy Addai will provide producers with a summary of Alberta Poultry Industry’s newly acquired emergency depopulation equipment, this will include CO2 monitors, TED guns, MAC carts and full barn gassing equipment, with information about training and support available to poultry industry producers.


13:25Vaccination - Top Ten Tips for Success

Join renowned poultry veterinarian Dr. Teryn Girard as she outlines how to find success with vaccination, including examples and tips for all commodities of poultry. She will discuss different types of vaccines, what happens when you choose to vaccinate, and how to improve your vaccination skill set. Meeting the challenge of getting a good titre at the end. Bring your questions and experiences to this important conversation!


14:10Networking Break


14:25Using Data to Improve your Bottom Line

David Speller outlines the unlimited possibilities of using big data with existing equipment on farms. He will show you how to track, explore and understand your data for fascinating insights and a deeper understanding of production on your farm. Running a farm is demanding, and the volumes of data being collected can be overwhelming. Speller has designed a system to condense data findings into a comprehensive but brief summary, offering essential insights in just a few sentences.


15:10Top Ten Ways to Support Each Other in Good and Bad Times

Speaker: Art van Zanten, Integrated Feed Solutions
Panel: Henk Schuur, Alberta Chicken Producers, Adrian Tobler, Alberta Chicken Producers, Art Van Zanten.
Speaker Art Van Zanten will share his experiences with rural producer groups that provide support, reduce isolation, and bring back community in a responsible way. Art's talk will be followed by a panel discussion with producers who have found great benefits from their own rural networks and community.


16:00Video Year Book

You can submit photos to the yearbook and view last year's video. Learn more below!


Speakers

Brandy Addai Emergency Preparedness & Response Coordinator, Alberta Poultry Industry Emergency Management Team

Alberta Poultry Industry’s Emergency Depopulation Equipment


Dr. Teryn Girard DVM, Prairie Livestock Veterinarians, Sessional Instructor at UCVM

Vaccination - Top Ten Tips for Success


David Speller Broiler Producer, Founder and CEO of OPTIfarm and Applied Group

Using Data to Improve your Bottom Line


Art van Zanten Panel with Henk Schuur and Adrian Tobler

Top Ten Ways to Support Each Other in Good and Bad Times


Raymond Funk President, Summit Technologies

Tips to Improve Your Ventilation by Managing Summer Heat Stress and Winter Humidity


Join our Sponsors

Platinum Level Eagle Builders


Platinum Level Boehringer Ingelheim


Platinum Level Farm Credit Canada


Platinum Level Trouw Nutrition


Platinum Level ATB Financial


Platinum Level Steinbach Hatchery


Gold Level CBS Bio Platforms


Gold Level Walbern Agri-systems


Gold Level Fortified Nutrition LTD


Silver Level Country Junction Feeds


Silver Level TD Bank Agriculture Services


Bronze Level Huvepharma


Bronze Level DCL Nutrition


Bronze Level Lallemand Animal Nutrition


Bronze Level Poultry Partners


Networking Break Western Ag Supply


Your Information

  • Registration for the WPC2024

  • Attend WPC virtually

Sponsorship

Interested in supporting this event? We have several sponsorship opportunities available from $99 to sponsor a student to attend to $1500 for platinum or lunch sponsor.  Choose an option below or contact us [email protected] for more information!

2024 Western Poultry Conference Sponsorship Package


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