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Aviagen Holds Production Management Course

by 5m Editor
22 August 2007, at 3:50am

ALABAMA - Aviagen, the world's leading poultry breeding company, recently completed its annual production management course. This four-week workshop brings participants from around the world together to learn the latest information in all areas of poultry science and its practical application to managing successful breeder and broiler operations.

Aviagen is proud to have hosted a record number of attendees at this year's course. Thirty-one participants representing 14 countries attended Aviagen's 44th Production Management School held at the University of Alabama in Huntsville's Bevill Center from June 4th to June 29th. During the course, attendees from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Thailand, and the USA came together to learn from Aviagen professionals and industry experts through a series of presentations, labs, and workshops.

Nineteen industry professionals including consultants, suppliers and university professors spoke on a variety of issues related to the care and management of poultry. Topics included health and welfare issues, environmental management, nutrition and feed formulation, hatchery management, research and development, and processing. Because of the many different countries and climates represented, the school provided a great opportunity to learn not only from instructors, but also from each other's experiences.

The course also included educational time outside the classroom with field trips to the Aviagen Product Development facility in Albertville, Alabama, an equipment manufacturing facility and a processing plant.

"This course has definitely been a turning point in my career," said Alejandro Lopez, recent course graduate and assistant broiler production manager from Criaves in El Salvador. "I have learned from the best and I feel confident that the knowledge I have gained from the Aviagen Course will help me to become one of the top managers in the poultry industry."

Over the last 40 years, more than 800 men and women from over 100 countries have completed the Arbor Acres Production Management School.

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