Chick quality & hatchability on agenda at 3rd Annual Ross Technical seminar in Belarus

15-05-2012 | |

Aviagen and their Grandparent (GP) customer PPR Broiler recently held their third annual joint technical seminar for Ross Parent Stock (PS) customers in Belarus.


The seminar, which took place near Minsk, saw 80 guests attend from PPR Broiler, PS operations, the Belarus Ministry of Agriculture and the Poultry Union. The guests heard presentations on topics including nutrition and hatchability, PS and broiler performance and chick quality.
Deputy Agriculture Minister of Belarus, Vasily Kazakevich, addressed the seminar and discussed possibilities for the future development of the poultry industry in Belarus. Prospects for a further expansion of the GP programme are exciting to match the mid-term plans of the country to reach 600,000 t of annual broiler meat production.
Speakers at the event also included:
Leonardo Linares, Aviagen’s Nutrition Specialist, who talked about nutrition for birds to improve fertility
Akos Klaus, company veterinarian, who discussed the role of Staphylococcus in leg problems.
Neil Clark, Regional Technical Service Manager, compared PS and Broiler performance throughout the Central and Eastern European region.
Other topics covered were lighting for broilers, egg disinfection and PS management before production.