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Aviagen European seminar a success

Ross customers from across Central and Eastern Europe recently gathered in Ptuj, Slovenia for the 4th annual regional Seminar organised by Aviagen Kft.

The team used this platform to share the exciting expansion plans for the region and to pass on plenty of hands-on management advice to enable customers to realise the true potential of their Ross stock.

The event has become an important fixture in the poultry calendar with over 130 attendees, including, for the first time, guests from the Ukraine. The seminar provided an excellent forum to discuss the latest developments within the industry, to take part in practical workshops and meet the complete Aviagen Kft team. The team in the region is continuing to be enhanced and the recent appointment of Leonardo Linares has given additional nutritional support available to customers in the region. Leonardo was one of the speakers at the event and enjoyed meeting his customers.

Maximising best performance from their Ross stock was a key theme of the 2-day event, which is part of an on-going seminar support program. Speakers gave updates and practical demonstrations on new research and best practice in areas ranging from cost-effective broiler nutrition through to ventilation, vaccination and male management.

Over the 2 days, delegates listened to no less than fourteen different speakers - Aviagen Kft personnel, local representatives and Aviagen specialists including: Barry Thorp, a Consultant veterinarian who spoke about the new European Broiler Directive, which was a topical subject for the delegates. He also gave a very interesting and helpful presentation on Infectious Bronchitis. Akos Klausz, the Veterinarian for the region, supported Barry’s messages by giving delegates practical and sound advice on vaccination storage and techniques.

Tyark Osterndorff, business development manager: “Despite the challenging global climate around us, the poultry industry is continuing to perform well. To support our customers, we are continuing to invest in our infrastructure to provide high-quality products, delivered quickly and efficiently. But this is only half of the equation. Stock management is a huge part of the process and events like these, alongside our ongoing on-the-ground technical and veterinary support are key for sharing best practice and stimulating debate.”

Jonny Harrison, regional technical manager: “The presentations were relevant, timely and topical, exactly what the customers wanted to hear and discuss. At Aviagen Kft we are working hard to support our customers in whatever way we can and are always looking at new ways to share information. Events such as this are an invaluable part of this technical service program and often highlight interesting angles which can then be reflected back into the support packages which we offer. 

This Seminar has received lots of positive feed-back from attendees and we are delighted with the success, which, in no small measure, is thanks to Perutnina Ptuj’s help in arranging a wonderful event in their home city. We look forward to working with other customers in their native countries to organize future events like this one.”

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