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Finnish Seminar Welcomes Aviagen Speakers and New Ross 140 Club Members

04 December 2015

FINLAND - AviagenĀ® SweChick Ab, the business unit responsible for supplies of parent stock to Finland, recently participated in a seminar in Tampere organised by FinlandĀ“s Broiler Association. The seminar, which had over 120 people attend, focused mainly on current issues in Finland as well as offering practical advice for producers.

The seminar also served as an opportunity for Aviagen to welcome four new members to the Ross® 140 Club of which two were present in the meeting. The 140 Club celebrates the achievements of egg producers who reach or exceed 140 chicks per hen housed.

Hannu Tiuttu, Technical and Sales Manager of Aviagen SweChick Ab, said: “It is always a great pleasure for us when we can recognise producers for their outstanding work and commitment to detail. We are confident the 140 Club aids in bolstering results by encouraging continuous production improvements.”

The speakers at the event, who came from a variety of different backgrounds including veterinary and academia, covered a wide range of topics. Aviagen was represented with three speakers; Eija Helander, Nutritionist, spoke on parent stock (PS) feeding based on latest international research and Alan Thomson, Regional Technical Manager Western Europe, followed with an insight into sustainable poultry farming and how the breeding company supports that initiative.

Stuart Thomson, Technical Service Manager, closed the seminar with a presentation on good first week management. He concluded with a look at how Ross® 308 results have developed over the past few years and how they will progress, which was of particular interest to the producers in attendance.

Hannu added: “We are glad that Finland´s Broiler Association invited us and that the presentations by our speakers were so well received. Delegates were also very happy to get copies of our PS Pocket Guide in Finnish which reinforces our support at a local level in the local language.”

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