CAMPINAS, Brazil – On Nov. 14, the Aviagen® Latin America team gathered with its valued customers from throughout Peru for a day filled with ideas and knowledge sharing at the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Lima. Among the 90 attendees were veterinarians, hatchery personnel and broiler and breeder managers, all united in the goal of getting the most from their Ross® 308 AP broiler and breeder flocks. Together they participated in important conversations surrounding disease prevention, optimal nutrition, incubation management, male reproductive health and more.
“We’re close to our customers in Peru, and with them we work side-by-side to advance the performance, health and welfare of their flocks. Seminars like these are a great way to share advice that helps to maximize the genetic potential of their birds. They also provide a unique opportunity for producers to network and exchange thoughts and experiences with other growers with similar challenges,” commented Osvaldo Bolinaga, Head of Technical Services for South America Excluding Brazil (SAEB).
Security of supply to a growing market
The Ross story in Peru and throughout Latin America is one of growth and success, as the businesses of more and more producers benefit from the strong broiler and breeder traits, namely, a healthy growth rate and meat yield, unmatched feed efficiency and good chick numbers. To keep up with an increasing demand, Aviagen has undergone considerable expansion in Latin America. In addition to strengthening its facilities in Brazil, earlier this year the company established operations in Colombia and Peru. Thus, Aviagen now has three solid bases for supplying Latin America with high-quality broiler breeders.
And, to further ensure security of supply for Latin American customers, earlier this month Aviagen Brazil achieved compartmentalization certification for its operations in São Paulo, and Minas Gerais states. Compartmentalization enables the shipment of poultry breeding stock from Aviagen Brazil supply bases to continue during times of poultry disease outbreak.