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Cherkizovo Group Enjoy Hatchery Training

by 5m Editor
24 May 2010, at 12:07pm

RUSSIA - Staff from Cherkizovo Group are the latest to undergo hatchery training with Aviagen specialist, Dr Steve Tullett. Following on from the very successful workshops already carried out within Russia, Aviagen held another two-day training session, this time at Cherkizovo's Petelinskaya Hatchery and their Moscow headquarters.

The focus for the day was hatchery best practice, underlining that all hatchery actions, no matter how small, can have a dramatic effect on hatchability and future flock performance.

Petelinskaya hatchery manager, Elena Stepanovna Pavlova explained; "Dr Tullett's visit was extremely helpful for me and my hatchery. First of all, it was important to me to have confirmation from a specialist about the routines that I do correctly. I was pleasantly surprised about the extent of the new information that was presented by Steve in a detailed, clear and interesting way.


Training session in progress

"Modern hatchery investigation practices, egg handling and disinfecting methods and focus on chick quality are the key aspects of the presentation that drew my attention because they have a close relationship with what we are trying to do here. The practical sessions and exercises were very helpful for the staff, because it is always good to see how certain things are done with one's own eyes.

"Dr Tullett pulled no punches when it came to a review of the hatchery, his observations and comments on our hatchery practices even the critical ones were accepted. It was good to know where mistakes were being made because we always strive to improve and make further progress."

In total, 15 people attended the sessions with staff from the Penza and Chicken Kingdom operations joining their Moscow colleagues fro the training. The first day focused on the classroom and theory while day two saw everyone head into the hatchery to undertake some practical training and put the theory into practise.

The presentation focussed on modern hatchery techniques and data collection and analysis.

Danny Rotherham, Aviagen's Area Technical Manager, said; "These sessions are vital to the future success of the industry here in Russia. With strict targets for local supply being set by the Russian Government, passing on our knowledge and expertise, to help build a healthy and successful poultry industry in Russia is one of the best ways we can help.

"I'd like to thank Minosyants Artur, managing director of Cherkizovo Group and Pelipenko Sergey, chief poultry manager, Cherkizovo Group for their hospitality and their forward thinking approach which allowed us to come into the hatchery for these sessions."

Aviagen has invested heavily in supporting the Russian arm of the business, recently setting up Aviagen LLC to work in this market. The seminar sessions are one aspect of how Aviagen is seeking to help Russian customers and poultry producers achieve maximum performance from their flocks.

Further Reading

- You can view the find out more about good hatchery practice from Dr Tullett of Aviagen by clicking here.