Aviagen’s hatchery support team have travelled to Budapest for an event designed to share knowledge and ideas with the breeding company’s customers. The 2023 Hatchery and Incubation Management Module of the Production Management School for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) took place during the week of April 21-28.
The EMEA program was designed to help production managers improve their skills and effectively manage their hatchery operations. The goal is to maximise chick numbers and quality, leading to broilers with the best-possible performance, health and welfare. Attendees learnt about the needs of a growing embryo and exploring the techniques and knowledge needed to achieve optimum hatchery performance.
Students collaborated with each other and tutors from Aviagen, academia and the broader poultry industry covering factors impacting fertility, early embryo development and hatching-egg care. They also covered best practices in incubation, incorporating innovative tools for monitoring the incubation process and caring for fertile hatching eggs to improve hatchability.