The event was attended by delegates from 15 countries across the region. Members of Aviagen's European Technical Team provided delegates with information on Ross 708 parent stock and broiler management, hatchability and incubation and nutrition.
Dave Watts, Aviagen's regional technical manager, said: "While the Ross 708 is still fairly new to Europe, it is firmly established as the global market leader in the high-yield sector. The purpose of the seminar was to update our customers on the latest management advice to help them achieve the best possible returns from their product. The Ross 708 requires subtly different management techniques to the Ross 308 and this seminar highlighted areas on which customers should focus."
Mario Pavone, breeder manager for Amadori, commented: "The seminar was an excellent opportunity to share experiences and data with other producers and helped us in focusing and addressing the issues we are dealing with in the field. The Ross 708 is a very successful product in the Italian market due to its excellent balance between PS and broiler performance."