December 5, 2017
Aviagen, KegoAgri host poultry professionals from Greece and Cyprus
A range of poultry management topics, ranging from good breeder performance to cost-effective broiler nutrition, were on the agenda at a joint Aviagen-KegoAgri customer seminar, which took place on November 7 in Athens, Greece.
KegoAgri is the sole distributor of Aviagen's Ross® broiler parent stock in Greece and Cyprus. The event underscores the close collaboration between the company and Aviagen to promote the success of Ross customers as well as the growth of the Ross brand throughout the region. It also provided the ideal opportunity for Aviagen and KegoAgri to share best practices of helping broiler and breeder poultry producers improve the health and performance of their flocks and the profitability of their businesses.
A variety of the latest broiler and breeder information was presented, including the vital significance of the brooding period for broilers and breeders, the importance of rearing management for good breeder performance, the economic impact of genetic improvement on production, and how to effectively reduce the cost of broiler nutrition.
In attendance at the event were 45 delegates, who represented 90% of the poultry industry in Greece and 50% in Cyprus. These delegates included veterinarians, hatchery and broiler production managers. Additionally, the seminar offered a setting where attendees could exchange ideas and discuss about challenges and opportunities.
"Our goal for this event was to help our customers, whether they are broiler companies, hatcheries or integrators, to improve in specific areas of their business as there is always ample room for advancement," Achilleas Stefanou of KegoAgri said.
"Our customers really appreciated the focused presentations of all speakers and are eager to work with us to consistently enhance performance. We thank the Aviagen team for the support and knowledge they provide through events like this."
"This was the first time we have hosted both broiler and breeder producers from Greece and Cyprus together to offer specific knowledge in genetic improvement, flock management and nutrition," John Stamoulis, general manager of Greek subsidiaries for Nireus Group of Companies, commented. "Customers were impressed by the quality of the speakers and the interesting topics. Because knowledge is our ongoing priority, more events like this will follow in the future."