Slovenia poultry producer Perutnina Ptuj recently held their annual Ross broiler flock awards.
The event focused on the performance of Ross stock within the Ptuj operation and was attended by company broiler farmers from across Slovenia.
The flock awards are designed to promote and recognise the results that can be achieved through the combination of good flock management and the genetic potential of the Ross bird.
This year’s winners were Marjan Pucko, Janez Mahor and Martin Pevec, who were presented with their awards by Slavko Visenjak, Executive Production Director of Perutnina Ptuj and Neil Clark, Aviagen’s Technical Service Manager for the region.
Milena Valant, Production Director for Perutnina Ptuj: “We have been holding these awards for a number of years and each year we have seen an increase in the producers who attend, which illustrates the importance of events like these to customers in Slovenia.”
EU Broiler Directive
As well as the awards, a series of presentations were given on pertinent issues affecting the local industry, including recent developments in flock management both from an operational and veterinary perspective. Top of the agenda was the EU Broiler Directive, which comes into effect next summer. The Directive has important implications for farmers, and the key message was that it is important that the industry readies itself now to ensure a smooth implication process next year.