Think outside the box, no matter what size the box is. That was the key take-home message for Ireland-based Aviagen “graduate” Linda Morgan following her completion of a week-long breeder training module in Edinburgh.
Designed to train 35 students from 20 countries, the module was part of Aviagen’s Europe, Middle East and Africa production management programme which is structured to give students an interactive learning experience, directed by a team of in-house and external specialists.
The Edinburgh module focused on key areas of breeder management, including ventilation, flock health, nutrition, data analysis, rearing and laying management.
“It was the perfect opportunity for us to bolster our understanding of our own sector,” said Ms Morgan, who is technical manager (broilers and breeders) for Western Brand in the Irish Republic. “After spending a week with my fellow students, the main learning point for me was to think outside the box, no matter what size the box is.”
Aviagen UK’s general manager, Graeme Dear, added that the programme creates the perfect environment for company and external specialists to communicate poultry management updates in a succinct and exciting way.
“Learning is key and we recognise the importance of giving students the chance to share their insights and experience with industry colleagues from different parts of the world,” he said.
Headline image shows Aviagen’s Edinburgh graduates