Students attending Aviagen’s latest management school in Edinburgh were each assigned to a hypothetical company for the week to allow them to focus on practical problem-solving strategies as they tackled issues such as ventilation, flock health, nutrition, data analysis, rearing and lay management.
“We believe that you can learn more by doing than by listening and that is why there was an emphasis throughout the latest Broiler Module on practical problem solving and teamwork,” said Aviagen UK’s general manager, Graeme Dear. “This format gave students the opportunity to apply their skill sets in an interactive and productive environment.
“A key element of the School’s success to date has been on providing the right expert insights in a setting that encourages the sharing of knowledge and the forging of new relationships.”
The module, which drew 34 students from 19 different countries to Edinburgh to focus on “Optimizing Broiler Performance and Economic Returns”, was tutored by Aviagen specialists Richard Bailey, poultry health scientist; James Wilson, finance manager and veterinarian Zoltan Marton. External presenters were Andy Dawkins, managing director at Faccenda; Ian Dowsland, head of agri improvement projects at Moy Park and Martin Rishoj, poultry specialist at SKOV.