Poultry producers explore themes of highest importance to them
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – When customers speak, Aviagen® listens. That’s why, during a seminar on April 8 and 9 in Docklands, Melbourne, Australia, key Aviagen and industry experts exchanged ideas with valued customers on topics previously requested by them.
Organized biannually by the Aviagen Australia New Zealand (AANZ) team, the seminar brings together valued customers to keep them abreast of the latest genetic gains and trends, while advising on the best growing techniques to achieve these performance advances.
The April seminar was designed to help broiler and breeder customers get the most from their Ross® 308 birds. Aviagen specialists discussed with customers techniques in nutrition, breeder uniformity, disease prevention, optimum house ventilation, female and male management, and a host of other subjects critical to excellent flock performance.
The Ross 308 is very popular among producers throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific due to its excellent breeder performance, healthy broiler growth rate, feed efficiency, meat yield and livability.
The seminar was highly beneficial to attendees and the Aviagen team alike.
“This event was an excellent opportunity to keep abreast of the Ross bird’s current and future performance, and always a great opportunity for networking with industry friends,” commented Gerard Sprenger, general manager, Woodlands Enterprises Pty Ltd., Australia.
“A very practical and useful two days, when we were reminded of the importance of attention to detail and getting the basics correct to achieve the birds’ genetic potential,” added Alan Parnham, farming director, Inghams Group Limited, Australia.
Aviagen AANZ Managing Director Michael Leahy, facilitated the seminar, and offered, “A tremendous opportunity to get together with old friends while being brought up to date on developments by very knowledgeable technical experts.”
“This seminar presented a great opportunity to bring our customers together and present the latest information and management techniques on the Ross 308. It also gave customers the chance to network with the wider Aviagen team, who work hard to supply them with a great product,” added Debbie Fisher, technical service manager, Aviagen ANZ.