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Aviagen's China Poultry School Continues to Grow

by 5m Editor
19 April 2010, at 10:38a.m.

CHINA - Aviagen recently concluded its fourth annual China Poultry Production School at the Cactus Resort in Sanya City, Hanan province on 28 March to 3 April 2010.

The school – designed after the Aviagen Production Management School which will celebrate its 47th year this summer – is dedicated to sharing information and best practices with customers to advance their success with Aviagen poultry products.

Bill Souther, Senior Vice President, Aviagen Asia, said: "Aviagen's long-established and highly comprehensive Production Management School in the US is well-known in the poultry industry. With the Aviagen China School, we're bringing that same level of commitment, and in-depth communication to customers here.

"The School fosters collaboration between customers, Aviagen personnel, academia and other industry experts to better equip our customers with the knowledge and tools to be successful. We're very pleased with the participation and success of the China School over the past four years, and look forward to continued growth."

During the seven-day course, more than 69 participants received presentations from 11 speakers including Aviagen poultry professionals and industry experts. Highlights of the comprehensive educational programme include:

  • Dr Rafael Monleon, Asia Veterinarian, Aviagen: Biosecurity Review of China
  • Dr Kim Huang, Asia Nutritionist, Aviagen: Nutrition Changes in China
  • Dr Dinah Nicholson, Global Manager, Hatchery Development & Support for Aviagen: Latest in Hatchery Practice
  • Bruce Evans, Regional Technical Manager with Aviagen: Avian Physiology, Anatomy and Biology

Aviagen customers also contributed to the programme, including Lu Jun (Deputy General Manager of Beijing Arbor Acres Poultry Breeding Company, Ltd) and Gong Xin Min (Production Director of Shandong Yisheng Livestock and Poultry Breeding Company Ltd).

The Aviagen China School provides a good opportunity for local growers to gain valuable information, practical advice and insight on a variety of topics including regional management recommendations, product performance, nutritional advice, biosecurity objectives, and veterinarian issues at the grandparent, parent and broiler levels.

The 2010 China School was hosted and coordinated by Han Feng (Aviagen Vice President, China) and Fred Kao (L.I.R. Business Manager for Aviagen in Asia).