Aviagen and Nortura hold industry meeting in Norway

22-07-2010 | | |

A group of guests, including representatives of Norway’s food inspection authority, recently gathered at a joint Aviagen – Nortura, a long-standing Norwegian Ross customer, event focussed on health, welfare and breeding.

The 55 attendees heard from various speakers on a range of topics, including the development of the Norwegian broiler industry since 1994, the Ross breeding programme, performance results, the importance of good biosecurity, stock management and strategies for health and welfare for the future.

Discussing the event, Atle Løvland, poultry veterinarian in Nortura said: “The main outcome of the seminar was that official representatives and the other participants got specific and relevant information on the status of Norwegian broiler production, and the breeding strategies of Aviagen.”

Løvland added that the production results from the Norwegian broiler industry show that there are still improvements to be made, “but we are working very hard. Our focus is on the whole production chain, both in breeding and management to meet the needs of healthy, well-producing broilers and broiler breeders, where health and welfare traits are key to future development.”