Aviagen has announced the launch of its first Production Management School for customers based in Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa following the success of similar schools in the US, China and Brazil.
The new School will be aimed at poultry professionals involved in the broiler industry in these regions and will complement and build on the experience of the existing well-established and highly-regarded customer education programmes.
The format of the School is modular, with individual week-long courses planned specifically on the management of broilers, breeders and hatchery/incubation.
Graeme Dear, General Manager of Aviagen Limited, said: “The key aim of the new School is to provide poultry education to customers’ production and technical managers. Participants will have an ideal opportunity to gain a detailed understanding of the main drivers in the poultry meat industry. This will enable them to manage, through best practice, broiler breeder flocks with optimum welfare, biological and economic performance.”
The modules have been developed by Nick Spenceley, International Technical Service Manager, who has extensive technical and commercial expertise gained in his 30 years with Aviagen. Nick has also worked across a number of countries in Europe and is therefore well placed to understand the varying needs of Aviagen customers across different regions.
The first module will be held in Edinburgh from 25th August to 1st September 2012 at Heriot-Watt University and focuses on breeder management. It will include a series of lectures, practical workshops and demonstrations and will be presented by a mix of Aviagen specialists and external experts.