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July 18, 2018


Aviagen Production Management School concludes its 55th annual session


Press release
 

 

 

On June 28, Aviagen wrapped up its 55th  annual Production Management School, which began earlier in the month at The Element, Bridgestreet in Huntsville, Ala., US.

 

 

This year, the school welcomed 34 customer-students from over 20 countries, including veterinarians, live production managers, hatchery specialists and other poultry industry professionals. They attended more than 75 lectures, workshops and facility visits.


Customised curriculum for ensured success


The school offered the most advanced techniques and best practices in poultry production management, designed to help Aviagen customer-students achieve the highest performance and best health and welfare for their broilers and breeders.


Led by more than 40 industry experts from Aviagen, academia and other poultry industry specialists, lessons included combining theory with discussions and hands-on activities.


It allowed students to explore relevant topics such as poultry nutrition, veterinary science, hatchery operation and genetic selection.


The main highlight of this year was a visit to the National Poultry Technology Centre at Auburn University. Students were shown the latest poultry technology and learned about proper ventilation.


Rewarding achievement


Rudy Gil, Production Management School Director, shared:


"We congratulate our 2018 high achievers, and were impressed by the level of engagement and cooperative spirit of the students as a whole, which led to interesting questions and lively group discussions."


"At Aviagen, we are committed to the success of our valued customers, and our annual School course is an important space created for sharing our latest information and expertise based on our extensive field trials and research and development efforts. Our goal is that students take what they have learned here and apply the ideas and knowledge to improve their businesses back home," he added.


The programme concluded with a dinner while honouring the 2018 graduates, as well as the top achievers:

 

Winner

Place

Company

Home country

William Boutros

1st

Wilco

Lebanon

Cody Brown

1st

Aviagen

US

Michelle Sadler

1st

Purdue Farms

US

Chris Pistorius

2nd

Tegel Foods

New Zealand

Scott Fitzpatrick

2nd

Purdue Farms

US

Sarah Jackson

3rd

Wayne Farms

US

Juan Pablo Gil

3rd

BRF Latin America

Argentina

 

The Huntsville School joins a complete portfolio of Aviagen schools, seminars and workshops held regularly throughout the world. Since the original school was founded in 1964 as the Arbor Acres Production Management School, more than 1,700 poultry professionals from 62 countries have completed the programme.
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