The first poultry production management school offered by Aviagen America Latina, called Chicken Production, was conducted between July 31 and August 5, 2011 in Embu das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
With the participation of 27 customers from 12 countries throughout Latin America, this trilingual course featured presentations by prominent industry speakers including: Marcos Macari, former president of UNESP, Valeria Abreu from Embrapa, Mike Czarick and Steve Collett from the University of Georgia, USA, Sarge Bilgili from Auburn University, USA, and many more distinguished experts in the poultry science field. During the program, which included theoretical and practical lectures, participants received the latest information in areas related to poultry production.
“One of the most important aspects of the course was undoubtedly the cultural diversity of the participants, which sparked great interest among all students to share ideas and experience about the poultry market in their respective countries, and the different forms of management,” said Ricardo Valle, Technical Services Manager for Aviagen America Latina and one of the organisers of the course.
The course was attended by Aviagen customers from Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Columbia, Paraguay and Uruguay. “Certainly many participants will return to their countries with new ideas to implement and improve their businesses,” added Valle.
“The theme for the school, ‘Chicken Production,’ illustrates the keen focus and importance of the poultry industry in Latin America,” said Ivan Pupo Lauandos, General Manager of Aviagen America Latina.
“One of the main objectives of the course was to contribute to the continued development of the poultry industry in Latin America by bringing the latest technical information from some of the best specialists around the world,” added Ullrich Koehler, Business Manager of Aviagen America Latina.
The first Aviagen America Latina course continues in the tradition, format and content as the Aviagen Production Management School held annually in Huntsville, Alabama.