Aviagen broiler school teaches students about optimising performance

The latest Broiler Module of the Aviagen Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEAA) Production Management School took place in Edinburgh between 24 – 30 November. The 36 attendees from 17 different nationalities, speaking 15 languages, gathered to investigate innovative ways to maximise the health and performance of their broiler flocks, and in turn ensure economic benefits for their businesses.

While students came from diverse origins across EMEAA, they all had in common a passion for poultry, and were eager to share experiences and learn from one another. Course highlights for many were the brooding and pivot table workshops, as well as tutorials on ventilation. The project work — where they explored the key management topics of veterinary health, housing ventilation and nutrition — was also popular among the participants.

“The broiler module was an amazing experience, and I have so much knowledge to take back with me. Everything I learned will be beneficial to me and my future career in poultry,” said Connie Reeves, a placement student from Moy Park, Northern Ireland.

Head of UK Sales and Technical and School Director Stuart Thomson complimented the fantastic group of students and praised their hard work. “By discussing ideas with classmates from different disciplines and origins, students were able to come up with stronger arguments and sound practices for implementing improvements, which they can hopefully use when they return to their home operations. Above all, they’ve made lasting memories with classmates with whom they have a common bond.”

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