Aviagen Holds Seminars in Slovakia, Czech Republic

EU - Over 150 Aviagen customers and suppliers came together in Slovakia and the Czech Republic last week for two separate seminars held by Aviagen.
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The seminars were aimed at broiler farmers, nutritionists and feed manufacturers and offered practical management advice on how to maximise the performance of their Ross products.

The presentations were given by key members of the Aviagen technical team including Neil Clark, Technical Service Manager, Vlada Zima, Sales and Technical Manager, Barry Thorp, consultant veterinarian and Marcus Kenny, Nutrition Technical Specialist. Leonardo Linares was also introduced as a member of the nutrition team for the region.

The highlight of the events was a presentation from the nutrition team on the importance of the correct nutrient levels, raw materials and physical feed quality. Delegates were then invited to take part in a practical feed sieving workshop, which demonstrated the variability of physical feed quality and its importance in product performance.

An update was also given on the importance of brooding management to help maximize the genetic potential of the Ross stock in product performance.

Last but not least, the seminars looked at wider issues within the industry, including the upcoming European Broiler Directive, and offered practical advice and support for farmers who may be concerned about this legislation and how it will affect their business.

Albert Androvic, the Technical Service Manager of Mach Drubez, the biggest broiler producer in Czech and Slovakia, commented, "Thanks to Aviagen, I was able to meet almost all of the important Slovak Broiler Growers in one place. By involving our customers in practical demonstrations, they realized how important physical feed quality is for the successful growth of broilers. The economical results based on the trials made by Aviagen showed us, that even with high raw material costs, Ross broilers can produce profit for the farmer."

Neil Clark added, "These seminars are designed to give our customers up-to-date advice on Ross products. Our teams across Central and Eastern Europe and around the globe are constantly developing and testing new and existing theories to ensure that our customers are getting the very best from their products.

"The practical workshops are an important part of this support and provide delegates with the opportunity to put into practice the techniques and advice offered in the presentations. But we also want to provide a discussion platform, and these events are a key way to stimulate debate, which can only help support a healthy and vibrant industry."

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