Five nations share flock management facts

SWEDEN - On 14-15 February, Aviagen SweChick hosted a two-day conference focusing on the latest techniques and developments in flock management.
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Taking place in Helsingborg, Sweden, the event welcomed parent stock customers from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, and delegates were offered a wide variety of presentations and workshops on the various aspects of flock management from Aviagen experts and guest speakers.

“This is a bi-annual event aimed at networking and sharing ideas so as to achieve top performance,” says Thomas Carlson, Aviagen SweChick general manager. “Pooling experiences at a conference such as this is invaluable for driving our continuous improvement and development. It also gives us an opportunity to demonstrate our loyalty and dedication to customers.”

Individual sessions tailor-made to delegates’ needs

The conference attracted 54 delegates representing 9 Aviagen SweChick PS customers, with delegates coming from hatcheries and farms throughout Scandinavia to participate in talks and workshops on a variety of flock management subjects; these included the latest on-farm technologies, egg storage, lighting, gut health and nutrition.

“On the second day of the event we presented individual hatchery and farming sessions to dedicated groups with a special interest in each subject,” says Thomas Carlson. “Feedback from delegates indicated that this tailor-made approach to the conference was invaluable in answering delegates’ specific needs.”

Paulina Wahlgren, SweHatch, comments: “The reason for my attendance at this event was to gain knowledge to enhance production results for my company and to network with fellow Aviagen SweChick customers so we can share ideas and experience. It was really helpful to get a more in-depth understanding of GP production results in Sweden and how our supplier deals with challenges and overcomes them successfully.”

Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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