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Aviagen School Thrives in China

by 5m Editor
27 April 2009, at 8:09a.m.

CHINA - Aviagen has recently completed a week-long poultry management course in Beijing. The school brought participants from across China and Taiwan together to learn the latest information in all areas of poultry science and its practical application to managing successful breeder and broiler operations.

During the course, held at the Jiuhua Resort & Convention Centre in Beijing, 100 attendees from 25 different poultry companies across China and Taiwan came together to learn from Aviagen professionals and industry experts through a series of presentations and open discussions. On the first day, participants discussed feedback and topics from the 2008 Aviagen China School then were presented information on brooding management from Mr. Mark Wright, Aviagen technical services manager. On day two, Mr. Gu Min Qing, (Technical Service Manager in China) presented on the study of male fertility which was followed by a discussion on water quality by Mr. Rod Konrad, Aviagen technical services manager. The day ended with a lecture on Biosecurity in China by Mr. Zhang Xi Bei, Aviagen technical service manager in China.

On the third day of the school, Mr. Fred Kao, Aviagen technical services manager, discussed creating a comfortable breeding environment. This presentation was followed by Dr. Rafael Monleon, Aviagen veterinarian, who discussed proper vaccination technique. Day four included a nutrition update from Dr. Kim Huang, Aviagen nutrition specialist and a presentation on female management by Mr. Marc Baribault, Aviagen technical services manager. In addition, Prof. Zhao Ji Xun of (Beijing Agricultural University) provided an update on poultry disease in China. On the final day of the school, Mr. Guo Jun, an Aviagen technical services manager in Asia began with a presentation on understanding the importance of hatch debris breakout. Immediately following, the attendees divided into three groups to participate in an actual hatch breakout session.

“Our third Aviagen China school was another great success,” said Han Feng, Aviagen vice president for China and host of the Aviagen China School. “The attendee list continues to grow and there have been numerous requests to continue this annual event for many years to come.”

The Aviagen China School was patterned after the hugely successful Aviagen Production Management Course held annually for the past 46 years in the USA. While the Aviagen course in the USA is a month-long event bringing people for all over the world together for intensive training, the Aviagen China School was designed to meet the more regional needs of those working in the poultry industry in China.

“Aviagen is committed to providing our customers with educational opportunities in poultry management practices,” added Han. “Through these types of events, we are helping to shape the poultry industry in China by providing hands-on experience, first-hand knowledge and new technical strategies to the region’s poultry industry professionals.”