BANGKOK, Thailand – The 4th annual CP Group Poultry Production Course was held for two and a half weeks in September in Thailand with Aviagen assisting by delivering four days of training during the event. The course was attended by 37 participants from CP operations in Bangladesh, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, India, Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand.
On the first day, Aviagen addressed grandparent and parent stock management for male selection and both the growing and laying phases of production. Day two was focused on the breeder lighting program, management for leg health, nest management, use of the practical hatchery how-to publications and an interactive training on chick start and brooding. The third day was dedicated to broilers with a review of the handbook, lighting programs, live performance and a sponsored presentation on slaughter and processing. The final day encompassed a valuable demonstration of ventilation in hot and cold weather together with the use of a ventilation evaluation tool.
Aviagen has more than 60 years of dedication and commitment to training and information transfer to customers with the first recognized production school held in the U.S. in 1963. Aviagen is now in its third year of involvement in the CPF Poultry Production Course School and this year initiated the practice of holding an exam which recognizes the top student at the graduation ceremony at the conclusion of the program.
Improvements arise with continual implementation of training programs and Aviagen has introduced more practical, hands-on training modules for customer attendees. The opportunity to get a class involved in a brooding setup or ventilation evaluation offers the perfect scenario for attendees to interact and learn from each other. These workshops are proving to be successful, with participants responding by using their skills and readily discussing options while training.
Another key training objective at the school is to highlight any new management information literature that encompassed the 2016 nutrition specifications, a new breeder service publication and the effective use of practical hatchery ‘how-to’ documents. Also, out of the classroom Aviagen team members get to share accommodation with customer attendees and encourage the external interaction that can prove to be valuable once back in the individual work environments.
“We are grateful to management for the chance to participate in the 4th CP Group Poultry Production Course and provide training for the event. It is a unique occasion to present expertise and support to a major customer and one we fully commit to in order to ensure it is of value and has application with participants,” commented Mark Wright, regional technical manager, Aviagen Asia Pacific.