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Ross Technical Seminar in Belarus Focuses on Nutrition

03 May 2013

BELARUS - The fourth annual technical seminar for Ross Parent Stock (PS) customers took place recently in Belarus. The event, organised by Aviagen together with its Grandparent (GP) customer PPR Broiler, OAO Agrocombinat Dzerzhinsky, took place near Minsk and saw 90 delegates attend.

As well as receiving first-hand information about the new Ross 308 Parent Stock Nutrition Specifications, guests at the seminar heard presentations on biosecurity and successful brooding, while Neil Clark, Aviagen Regional Technical Service Manager, gave an overview of PS and Broiler results from around the globe. The seminar also included a Q&A session as well as demonstrations of the Aviagen Russian website and technical centre.

Neil Clark said: “We were delighted to see even more attendees at this year’s seminar. The main objective was to introduce the new Ross 308 PS Nutrition Specifications and one of our nutritionists, Antonio Kalinowski, did a terrific job in explaining to the audience how new nutrition specs are compiled and how, apart from experimental and practical data analysis, new modelling tools, that makes nutrition recommendations much more accurate, are applied.”

Yuri Fesin, Director of PPR Broiler, added: "The quality of the presentations given at this seminar was outstanding; they were very informative and the discussions between the delegates were lively. The seminar received exceptionally positive responses from all delegates."

One of the highlights of the event was the presentation of the first ever Best Ross Broiler Flock Awards for Belarus:

The winners were OAO Agrocombinat Dzerzhinsky, with OAO Poultry Farm Druzhba and OAO Vitebskaya Broiler Poultry Farm as runner-ups.

Neil Clark commented: “We would like to congratulate our Ross Broiler Flock Awards Winners on achieving such outstanding results which are testament to the genetic potential of the Ross 308 and the hard work and dedication by our customers to ensure that this potential is realised in their operations.”

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