Aviagen has concluded its 55th annual international Production Management School, which began on June 3 in Alabama, USA.
This year’s school welcomed 34 customer students from 20 countries, including veterinarians, live production managers, hatchery specialists and many other poultry industry professionals. Students attended over 75 lectures, workshops and facility visits during their month of learning, collaboration and friendship building.
Led by more than 40 industry experts from Aviagen, academia, and other poultry industry specialists, the school offered the most advanced techniques and best practices in poultry production management. The School was designed to help Aviagen customer students learn to achieve the highest performance and best health and welfare with their broilers and breeders. Combining theory with discussions and hands-on activities, it enabled students to explore relevant topics such as poultry nutrition, veterinary science, hatchery operation and genetic selection. Another highlight of this year was a visit to the National Poultry Technology Center at Auburn University, where students saw the latest in poultry technology and learned about proper ventilation.
“We congratulate our 2018 high achievers, and were also impressed by the level of engagement and cooperative spirit of the students as a whole, which led to interesting questions and lively group discussions,” said production management school director Rudy Gil.