January 8, 2016
Pas Reform delivers hatchery management programmes in Indonesia
As part of its collaboration with FoodTechIndonesia ('FTI'), the Pas Reform Academy has worked with partners once again to deliver the latest in a series of breeder and hatchery management training programmes for poultry industry professionals.
In partnership with FTI members ISA (part of Hendrix Genetics), Van Eck Industrial Hygiene and Larive, the practical, interactive 4-day training programme in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, attracted more than 35 participants from over 15 different breeding companies across the country.
Dr Marleen Boerjan, Pas Reform's director of R&D, delivered practical sessions and key insights into the impact of the latest research into embryology on hatching egg quality and storage, optimising incubation, and troubleshooting and fine-tuning hatchery performance.
Senior poultry specialist Gerd de Lange led discussions on hatchery hygiene and breeder management, practical aspects of incubating for high quality chicks, achieving uniformity on breeder farms, hatching egg hygiene and hatchery climate control and ventilation.
In addition, ISA sales manager Willie Blokvoort conducted a presentation on chick quality, from the pulling of newly hatched chicks to housing and optimal brooding.
"The objective of this programme is to share knowledge that will assist Indonesian poultry professionals in practical ways, to build strong businesses and achieve sustainable growth," Bas Kanters, Pas Reform's sales director for Asia, said. "While we are sharing the most up-to-date knowledge with hatcheries and breeder farm operators, participants tell us that they also greatly value the opportunity that this training creates, to share experiences and insights with other professionals from across their industry."