Aviagen customers from 22 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as well as Asia attended the eighth Breeder Module of the EMEA Production Management School between 25 and 31 August.
Together with their tutors and industry colleagues, students explored breeder management topics with two-pronged benefits: balanced performance, health and welfare, along with high economic returns for producers.
To achieve these goals, the training covered the latest developments in breeder nutrition, health, ventilation, rearing and laying management. At the same time, it addressed the importance of effective data analysis, key performance indicators and other profit drivers in the chicken value chain.
The EMEA Schools are experiencing widespread success due to their unique, hands-on and collaborative training methods. Presented with real-life case studies, students of both the Breeder and Broiler Schools investigate issues and agree as a team on the best solutions to solve them. Together they work toward the common goal of optimizing broiler and breeder management in a realistic farm scenario.
Alan Thomson, General Manager of Aviagen UK said: ”Our goal is to provide an environment to learn, exchange knowledge, and of course, enjoy the experience. While all students have different objectives, the overriding target is the same: the success of their businesses and the global poultry industry, coupled with personal development. Our wish for our students is that the learning doesn’t stop at the end of the School, but instead that they apply the best practices toward continuous improvement of their businesses, and keep up an ongoing connection and collaboration with their fellow students from around the globe.”