November 28, 2019
Aviagen Arbor Acres seminar in Vietnam features Advice for good chick start
During the recent 2019 Arbor Acres® Training Seminar Asia (AATSA) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the Aviagen Arbor Acres team gathered with customers from throughout Asia for two days of knowledge sharing and relationship building.
The team welcomed 76 participants from 33 poultry companies to the fourth annual AATSA, together exploring best practices for "getting birds off to a good start."
Among topics discussed were hatchery, ventilation and brooding management; proper feed and vaccination techniques; housing biosecurity; and chick processing and palletisation - basically the in-depth advice needed to produce quality and healthy chicks, from hatch to delivery at the customer's farm.
As most people learn better by doing, the seminar combined theory with hands-on learning, enabling students to apply their skills during a brooding workshop.
"Our team decided to focus this year's AATSA on brooding due to the fundamental importance of giving chicks a good beginning. This period of their lives has a great impact on their future health, welfare and performance," said Arbor Acres vice president Marc Baribault. "The 2019 meeting was a great success, and the team and I feel our valued customers were able to take home useful information for optimising the genetic potential of Arbor Acres birds and, in turn, improving the bottom line for their businesses."
"The AATSA has convinced me that Arbor Acres performance is a great choice for Indonesia. It was a beneficial meeting, with an in-depth sharing of knowledge and experiences within the poultry community," said Syahrul Bosang, an Indonesian senior poultry consultant.