Aviagen’s central and eastern European technical team recently organised two workshops with Xavergen, one of the largest poultry producers in the Czech Republic.
The events took place in Kyjov, Moravia and in the historic Dobris Castle near Prague and were attended by over 50 delegates, mostly farm managers and technical personnel from Xavergen.
The main theme of the meetings was ‘Critical Points of PS Management’. Neil Clark, Aviagen’s Area Technical Manager, gave a presentation on the critical points in the rearing and production period. He shared many helpful hints and tips to maximise performance, and ultimately profit, through enhanced management. Many participants joined in the open forum discussions to exchange experiences and learn from each other.
Milos Zima, Technical Director of Xavergen, commented: “These meetings were extremely valuable to our personnel. Education and knowledge transfer are a vital part of our organisation and we would like to thank Aviagen for supporting us in organising these constructive workshops. The information on critical periods in the life of a Ross flock was invaluable and the interaction between the participants was great – we all learnt something new from each other”.
Vlada Zima, Aviagen’s Commercial and Technical Manager for Czech and Slovakia, added, “Xavergen are one of Aviagen’s oldest customers in the Czech Republic and we value the partnership with them very much. Ross birds have now been an integral part of the company for 40 years and product performance has always been exceptional. To consistently enhance this performance, it is important to ensure excellent Parent Stock management, particularly at the key stages of a flock’s life. Neil gave a lot of practical advice and the delegates enjoyed their discussions – we got a lot of useful feed-back from the Xavergen participants, which we will incorporate into our customer service”.