Cobb-Vantress, Inc., welcomed hatchery managers and owner/operators from across Canada for the 2016 Hatchery Roundtable in Toronto, Ontario. Incubation companies Jamesway and Chickmaster also took part providing insights on their specific equipment and programs.
In addition to Cobb presentations, topics of discussion included vaccination, sanitation, maintenance as well as other important hatchery procedures and practices.
“These hatchery managers and owner/operators play a key role in the Canadian poultry industry and this type of roundtable meeting provides an ideal opportunity for everyone to visit with Cobb experts in person, share ideas and best practices, and network with other industry professionals that deal with similar issues in their operations,” said Trevor Gies, Cobb North America marketing manager.
“I found the meeting very interesting, and learned a lot of great insights that I can apply at my hatchery,” said Terry Firetto-Gross, hatchery manager for Maple Leaf.
“It was a worthwhile event to share and learn best practices from partners in the industry,” said Glenn Taschuk, hatchery manager for Granny’s Poultry (Winnipeg).
“Instead of focusing on general topics, we covered areas that everyone was interested in and wanted to learn more about,” said Ben Green, hatchery specialist in the Cobb World Technical Support Team. “Each attendee suggested topics of interest before the meeting through our event website and that allowed us to create a meeting agenda addressing everyone’s needs. We had great participation from the group and were able to help answer many of their questions.”