December 5, 2018
Aviagen Anadolu's nutrition school highlights poultry health, feed efficiency
Aviagen® Anadolu recently welcomed customers, including 10 feed mill and breeder farm managers, to its first Poultry Nutrition School, which was held on September 3-6 in Kemalpaşa, İzmir, Turkey.
Attendees discussed how to leverage good nutrition to maximise flock health and feed efficiency. Optimising feed efficiency, according to Aviagen, can have a major impact on the bottom line of poultry growers, as feed represents nearly 70% of production costs.
Therefore, the school's training focused on helping customers reach the highest understanding of nutrition and efficiency for their breeder and broiler diets. To give students the best learning experience, theoretical sessions were reinforced by hands-on training, including a visit to a feed mill.
Lessons were presented by Aviagen nutritionist Adam Sacranie, who delved into the influence of pellet quality on broiler performance, along with feed mill manufacturing specialist John Broomhead, who further explained the main influencers on pellet quality and also spoke on feed mill efficiency.
"At Aviagen Anadolu, our customers always come first, and our number one goal is to strengthen the success of their businesses and the health of their birds, particularly in areas such as gut health," Africa Fernández Gutiérrez, Aviagen's senior technical operations manager, said.
"Since feed is such an important aspect of profitability, pellet texture and its effect on good digestion, and improving knowledge in manufacturing were among the major topics explored."
"We were happy to see students making the intended connections between optimising the texture and form of feed and performance. It was also rewarding to see the high level of teamwork and engagement among the group," Sinan Kıtay, Aviagen Anadolu's technical manager, commented.