Aviagen marked the introduction of the company’s new Parent Stock Handbook with three customer seminars at VIV Asia in Bangkok for each of their commercial products.
The comprehensive new handbook has 180 pages dedicated to the management of parent stock for customers around the world. The new Parent Stock Handbook is a significant upgrade on previous publications comprising of nine sections compared to just four in the previous manual and contains many more photographs and practical examples to assist in communicating effective descriptions and offer advice on various aspects of breeder management.
The handbook covers a range of topics to more effectively manage parent stock performance. Within the 9 sections in the handbook the presenter, Michael Longley, Global Technical Transfer Manager for Aviagen took some additional time during the seminar to highlight some of the changes and areas he believes are important in achieving optimum growth and productivity of parent stock. They were as follows:
1. Critical age objectives
2. Relative humidity
3. Temperature profile
4. Grading to manage uniformity
5. Stocking density
6. Monitoring growth
7. Assessment of physical condition
8. Care of hatching eggs
9. Environmental requirements.
Well over 150 attendees in total were present during one of the seminars for Arbor Acres Plus, Indian River and Ross during the afternoon to hear the speakers and participate in the discussion at the end of each session and to receive their copies of the new Parent Stock Handbook.