Aviagen has announced that it is committed to running its annual production management training for “decades to come” following the successful graduation of 30 new students from the company’s 53rd annual school in the US.
The students, drawn from 23 countries, spent most of June studying at the school in Huntsville, Alabama, completing a format of nearly 75 lectures and hands-on workshops, supported by lab and production facility visits.
In addition to learning to optimise poultry performance through proven management techniques, students were immersed in lessons on poultry nutrition, hatchery practices, veterinary science and genetic selection, with the school curriculum being specially designed for Aviagen’s customers and their employees.
“As long as customers buy breeding stock from us, we are dedicated to helping them make the most of their flocks,” said school director, Mark Wright, adding that the annual programme successfully combines theory with hands-on training in today’s most successful poultry management practices.
“Our wish is that students employ the knowledge and insights gained from the school to improve their performance and productivity back home.
“As such, we are committed to continuing the school for decades to come, seeing it as a major part of Aviagen’s customer service training portfolio, with our staff working throughout the year to improve the experience for future students.”
Headline image shows the Aviagen class of 2016 from Huntsville