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Good Breeding & Good Manners Focus at Arbor Acres Seminar

by 5m Editor
15 June 2012, at 11:18am

NETHERLANDS - Customers from Russia and Kazakhstan had a vital input into the agenda of their annual Arbor Acres meeting in the Netherlands. Following a number of requests breeding was top of the agenda with male management being a key talking point.

In addition to presentations on managing males and females from transfer to peak, representatives of the five Russian and Kazakh companies present also discussed improving the quality of Hatching Eggs and Day Old Chicks from young Parent Stock (PS) flocks as well as touching on nutrition issues during rearing and production of the flock and of course useful information on vaccinations.

The group was also given unprecedented access to two Dutch broiler farms to look at different techniques used in the Netherlands. The farmers answered questions and shared their experiences with the Russian visitors.

Stanley Millar, Sales Manager, Aviagen said: “We’re very grateful to our partner VIPP Agri Services B.V. for helping make this fourth technical seminar the best one yet. The event was part of our on-going technical support program which we provide to all our customers. The objectives were to give new ideas and practices to our customers, to let them talk to each other to share experiences, to ask questions and get required information from AA technical specialists.

“To that end we have really succeeded. The Arbor Acres bird has performed exceptionally well in the Russian and Kazakhstan marketplace and breeders have really engaged with the technical teams to get the best performance from the birds.”

Presentations were made by Stanley Millar, Technical Manager Dejan Bosanac, Veterinarian Akos Klausz, Incubationist Timea Torma, and Nutritionist Eija Helander. In addition to the theory and practical examples, delegates also enjoyed the poultry museum at Barneveld and the flower garden at Keukenhof.

Marina Cherekaeva, Sales Director, VIPP Agri Services B.V.,added: “I am very pleased with the programme we put together for our customers this year. We did our best to meet their requirements and give them as much information as possible. Such meetings are always very useful, they stimulate the dialogue between the Arbor Acres team and our customers and that helps us in establishing long-term cooperation.”