In addition to exploring the more than 750 exhibits on-site at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, visitors can also see a variety of demonstrations, participate in test drives and see new technology in action. See below to learn what’s happening for 2016.
Ride’n’Drives are always popular areas at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show and this year’s will be one of the biggest – literally! Several self-propelled sprayer manufacturers are participating in this new Ride’n’Drive track which lets farmers as well as custom operators test different types of sprayers all in one day.
DAILY FROM 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM IN THE SOUTHWEST DEMO FIELD
Another new Ride’n’Drive opportunity at this year’s show will be the small loader tractor test track. Head through the Britespan Dairy Innovation Centre (DIC) and you will find an array of loader tractors ready to be test driven. Experience for yourself the mobility, attachments and comfort of some of today’s leading tractor brands’ 85HP or lower models.
DAILY FROM 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM BEHIND THE DIC
Let ‘er rip! Tillage equipment will be on display everyday for this year’s field equipment demonstration and focus on deep ripping. Each manufacturer will have 200’ to show off their machine’s skill and finish in a field of barley stubble.
DAILY AT 12:30 PM IN THE SOUTHWEST DEMO FIELD
SPONSORED BY AGDEALER MAGAZINE
1) Arrow Cattle Handling System
Traceability and safe, effective cattle handling are two important issues for all cattle operators. Brussels Agri Services will demonstrate the Arrow Cattle Handling System and the benefits of the Gallagher TSI and HR5.
DAILY AT 10:00 AM & 2:30 PM AT BRUSSELS AGRI SERVICES EXHIBIT ON EXHIBIT ON 8th LANE
2) Hi-Hog Cattle Handling System
An ongoing tradition at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is the Hi-Hog Cattle Handling Demonstration. With the assistance of live cattle, these sessions walk farmers through the features of the Hi-Hog cattle handling equipment step by step.
DAILY AT 10:30 AM & 2:00PM AT THE DAVON SALES EXHIBIT ON NORTH MALL
NEW AND IMPROVED LIVESTOCK PAVILION
You spoke, we listened. With more and more livestock products on display in FCC Livestock Central, the time has come for a new and improved Livestock Pavilion sponsored by the Animal Bedding Company. Centrally located right beside the Britespan Dairy Innovation Centre, the new ABC Livestock Pavilion will be buzzing with interactive exhibits for dairy, beef, swine, poultry, small ruminant and equine farms. Be one of the first to explore the new large pavilion.
ONGOING DAILY BESIDE THE POND
SPONSORED BY ANIMAL BEDDING COMPANY
An important part of any successful livestock farm is high quality feed. The hay cutting demonstrations focus on that very topic. See hay experts showcase new mowers and mower conditioners in this year’s live hay cutting demonstration.
DAILY AT 1:30 IN THE SOUTHWEST DEMO FIELD
SPONSORED BY CANADIAN CATTLEMEN MAGAZINE
Monsanto is committed to providing solutions that enable farmers to produce more crops while conserving more of the natural resources that are essential to their success. Visit our site to learn more about sustainable weed control, biological seed treatments, the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System and more. You also will not want to miss the demonstration of Climate FieldView™, coming to Ontario soon! Climate FieldView is the first integrated support tool that helps you protect yields and optimize inputs through seamless data flow and visualization. Come meet us at the Climate FieldView tent, on the Monsanto site, and learn how Climate FieldView can transform your data into insights on your farm.
ONGOING DAILY ON 1ST LANE
Farm Credit Canada’s FM PRO Mobile, used with Field Manager PRO or 360, lets you choose where and when you manage your field data. AgExpert Mobile, used with AgExpert Analyst, lets you record income and expense transactions as they happen. Visit our booth to see it in action!
ONGOING DAILY IN THE FCC INDUSTRY PAVILION
New Trend: Continuous Rinsing. Led by well-known OMAFRA expert Jason Deveau, this year’s sprayer clinic will compare triple rinsing with continuous rinsing.
SPONSORED BY BASF CANADA
Flock management and animal handling can be made easier with the help of the right sheep handling equipment and software. Let the experts from Brussels Agri Services, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency (OSMA) show you how with these interactive demonstrations.
DAILY AT 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM AT THE OSMA EXHIBIT ON 8TH LANE
Brought to your by Brussels Agri Services, OMAFRA and OSMA
Toyota Canada returns to Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show for its eighth year to showcase their truck and SUV lineup with the Toyota Truck Experience. Farmers can test drive a selection of Toyota’s trucks and SUV’s including the rugged and versatile 2016 Tacoma, 4Runner, Tundra and the Tundra TRD Pro. For more information, visit www.toyota.ca.
ONGOING DAILY AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE CANADIAN ENERGY EXPO
The Ram Test Drive tour has arrived. Come test drive the latest Ram models and find out why Ram is Canada’s longest lasting line of pickups. Sign up for the see It, Want It, Win It contest for a chance to win an FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobile) vehicle of your choice. Spin the Ram Digital Prize Wheel for a chance to win instant Ram gear like t-shirts, hats, flashlights, sunglasses, and the chance to win the Ultimate Fishing Rod Set, along with toolbags, hard coolers or custom Ram belt buckles. The Ram Test Drive Tour. Come for a spin, today.
ONGOING DAILY ON NORTH MALL
Catch the latest dairy technology up close and in action at the DIC. Come see DeLaval’s integrated robotic solutions Including robotic milking, automated feeding, cow health monitoring and body condition scoring camera. Stop and climb their wall – they’re taking robotic milking to a higher level. Lely will demonstrate the Astronaut A4 Robotic Milking System and Lely Vector. This fully operational Automatic Feeding System will be mixing and distributing feed to the Lely herd throughout the entire show.
The DIC highlights the latest innovations in dairy production and is sponsored by Britespan Building Systems, Big Ass Solutions, Lely, DeLaval, Agrilight, Shur-Gain, Faromor, FCC, Kubota, Dow Seeds, Norwell Dairy Systems, Ontario Dairy Farmer magazine, Promat, Stubbe’s Precast, Supreme Mixer/Brodie Ag & Walker Dairy.
ONGOING DAILY IN FCC LIVESTOCK CENTRAL
Featuring Lely & DeLaval
Discover how green energy can be part of your farm at the Canadian Energy Expo during Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Whether you’re interested in solar programs, net metering, off-grid applications, geothermal, small scale wind energy solutions or anaerobic digesters, farmers can talk with the experts and see interactive exhibits, biomass crop plots and live demos – all in one place right beside the pond.
ONGOING DAILY AT THE CANADIAN ENERGY EXPO BESIDE THE POND
SPONSORED BY RURAL GREEN ENERGY
Take a load off from browsing the busy lanes at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show by heading to the New-Life Corral. This new rest area is sure to be the perfect place to have something to eat or cool off with a drink and enjoy the scenery of the pond.
ONGOING DAILY BESIDE THE POND
SPONSORED BY NEW-LIFE MILLS
This summer will prove to be an exciting time at the GYADC with the arrival of 60 lambs and 100 calves…it’s a busy place. We’ve modified the layout to the GYADC and are conducting a number of trials on calf management styles, lamb and calf nutrition. In addition, we’ve included the Calf Rail by Förster Technik (Germany) to feed our individually housed calves this summer. The trials held at the GYADC each year have allowed Grober Nutrition to test new products, refine management recommendations and experiment with innovations in feeding and housing technology. Grober will exhibit lambs and calves, showcase trial results and demonstrate the Calf Rail during this year’s farm show. Come check us out.
ONGOING DAILY AT THE GROBER YOUNG ANIMAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE IN FCC LIVESTOCK CENTRAL
The products and advice that drive your success. Visit our site to see the latest DEKALB® brand hybrids and varieties and learn about how the DEKALB field team can help you find the right fit for your farm and transform great yield potential into actual in-field performance.
ONGOING DAILY ON 1ST LANE
Back by popular demand, the pasture grazing demonstration showcases strategies for livestock large and small to benefit from effective pasture grazing methods. NEW TIMES!
DAILY AT 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM PM ON NORTH MALL
See the most comprehensive display of new seed and crop technology impacting corn and soybean varieties, with many demonstrating the newest biotech and gene-stacking technology. See and compare crop inputs plots under real field conditions from PRIDE Seeds, Dow Seeds, Horizon Seeds, DuPont Pioneer, Sevita International, Country Farm Seeds, DEKALB Brand Seeds/Monsanto, Maizex Seeds, Dow AgroSciences, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Elite Agromart Seeds and Alpine.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT THESE COMPANIES ARE SHOWCASING IN THEIR PLOTS, CHECK OUT THE SEED AND CROP PLOT DEMO REPORT.
Dairy Day is Thursday September 15th! Invited dairy producers & their families are welcome to enjoy a complimentary breakfast sponsored by agricultural companies committed to Canada’s dairy sector. Brunch is courtesy of Blythe Brae Farms, DuPont Pioneer, Farm Credit Canada, Grandview Concrete Grooving, Masterfeeds, Ontario Dairy Farmer magazine, Progressive Dairy Operators and milk provider Gay Lea Foods.
INVITE ONLY – THURS. AT 8:30 AM IN THE SPECIAL EVENTS TENT
SPONSORED BY BLYTHE BRAE FARMS, DUPONT PIONEER, FARM CREDIT CANADA, GRANDVIEW CONCRETE GROOVING, MASTERFEEDS, ONTARIO DAIRY FARMER MAGAZINE, PROGRESSIVE DAIRY OPERATORS, AND GAY LEA FOODS
Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association members are invited to start their day off right, with a complimentary breakfast courtesy of Sylvite AgriServices. Breakfast sandwiches and drinks will be served from 8:30am to 10:00am each day of the Show. For more information, please contact your local secretary/treasurer or Cathy Dibble at 519-463-9737.
DAILY FROM 8:30 AM TO 10:00 AM AT THE OSCIA EXHIBIT ON 6TH LANE
Many are seeking alternative fuels to reduce their reliance on traditional fossil fuels. Using compressed natural gas or biogas in your farm vehicles is not only more environmntally-friendly, it could improve your bottom line. A range of transportation options using renewable energy technology will be on display with a focus on larger, heavy-duty vehicles.
ONGOING DAILY AT THE CANADIAN ENERGY EXPO
SPONSORED BY FAROMOR CNG
Many farm owners manage woodlots in addition to crops & livestock. The professionals to guide attendees in proper management & equipment can be found in this popular expo on South Mall. Full of action, come see ongoing demos featuring sawmills, chain saws, wood splitters & related equipment.
ONGING DAILY AT SOUTH MALL & 5TH LANE
SPONSORED BY B. KROPF FORESTRY SERVICES
You have never seen a demo like this before! The Nuhn Lagoon Crawler is unlike other agitation boats. The Crawler takes the worry out of pushing or pulling your agitation boat in and out of a lagoon. With its 4WD system it won’t get stuck! Come see the Crawler’s superior agitation performance and meet your manure management experts since 1902!
ONGOING DAILY AT 10:30AM AND 1:30PM AT THE POND
Shh! It’s too soon for Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show to announce the dozens of new products today, but stay tuned for the list of new agricultural equipment that is making its Canadian debut in September!
Although Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is 250 miles from our farm, we find that it is well worth the drive and always look forward to attending every year.
With an interest in renewable energy, we can learn about the available technologies to make our farm more sustainable.