Aviagen Italia recently held a broiler seminar for customers in Bologna, Romagna Region of Italy, with presentations from a number of key Aviagen experts on the principles behind successful broiler management and an update on the latest technical information.

Topics included a new technique, called 'short periods of incubation during egg storage (SPIDES), which improves the hatchability of long-stored eggs; a presentation on the optimum level of calcium/phosphorous in broiler diets; and genetic potential and future performance of Aviagen stock. The event attracted over 85 attendees representing all players in the Italian poultry industry.