Aviagen will share broiler management best practices and highlight the important competitive advantages of the Ross 308 AP (AP95).
CAMPINAS, Sao Paulo, Brazil. – Aviagen®, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, has announced that it will be an Amethyst sponsor of Brazil’s 34th annual Foundation of Science and Technology (FACTA) conference. FACTA 2017 will take place May 23-25 at the Expo Dom Pedro in Campinas, Sao Paulo. Conference topics will be presented in the Amoreira I and Amoreira II meeting rooms.
Aviagen has a long history of active participation in the event, and Aviagen Technical Manager for Latin America Anselmo Micheletti currently serves as FACTA’s executive director.
Competitive advantages of Ross 308 AP (AP95)
Aviagen will feature the Ross® 308 AP (AP95) broiler breeder, which benefits Brazilian poultry farmers with its high performance and impressive growth rate. The product’s excellent feed conversion performance offers an economic advantage to poultry businesses, as it means less feed is required to reach ideal body weights and in turn to produce healthy, productive birds.
“We consider FACTA as an ideal opportunity to meet with poultry professionals across the country and together discuss strategies for overcoming the current challenges confronted by the Brazilian industry. We feel Aviagen can add value to these discussions by sharing our flock management expertise and emphasizing the competitive advantages to be gained by optimizing the Ross 308 AP (AP95) to achieve its full performance potential,” explains Abilio Alessandri, sales manager for Aviagen in Brazil.
Focus on overcoming market challenges
Long considered Brazil’s leading poultry science event, FACTA is expected to welcome approximately 500 attendees this year, including poultry industry professionals such as agribusiness experts, consultants, business owners, researchers, teachers, graduate students and graduates from the national and international poultry sectors.
The annual event will open discussion on ideas for overcoming the challenges faced by Brazilian poultry businesses and others involved with poultry production due to the economic crisis in Brazil. Speakers will address current and future opportunities to promote the success of Brazilian poultry farmers and producers. Topic range from effective management techniques to disease prevention.
During a broiler management workshop on May 23, Aviagen regional technical services supervisor and broiler expert Rodrigo Tedesco will speak on “Initial broiler management: challenges and tendencies.” His presentation will be held at 8 a.m. in the Auditorio Amoreira I meeting room.
Two prestigious awards will be presented at the conference: the José Maria Lamas de Silva Prize and the FACTA award. Both awards are designed to honor those who have contributed to the development of the Brazilian poultry industry.
“Aviagen is proud to be a long-time sponsor of Brazil’s foremost scientific conference each year. FACTA provides an invaluable opportunity for poultry professionals to unite and collectively prepare to address important issues facing the Brazilian poultry industry,” concludes Ivan Lauandos, president for Aviagen Latin America.
Founded in 1989, FACTA represents Brazil in the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA), whose mission is to “advance knowledge and understanding of all aspects of poultry science and the poultry industry” (www.wpsa.com). FACTA is the most widely recognized poultry conference in Brazil. It is a non-profit organization that aims to advance the poultry industry through shared knowledge and technology.