CAMPINAS, Brazil – Two important events on the Aviagen® Latin America calendar recently took place in New Orleans, La., US: the Aviagen Latin America Association (ALAA) meeting for Grandparent Stock (GPS) customers in the region and the sixth edition of the Aviagen Training Conference – Latin America (ATC-LA) for GPS and Parent Stock (PS) customers. Both events brought together 120 representatives from the main poultry companies in 19 Latin American countries. Every other year, Aviagen Latin America hosts the events at a different global location to update Ross® 308 AP and Arbor Acres® Max customers on the latest innovations, trends and flock management advice.
Latin America – Key player on global poultry stage
Latin America plays a significant role in the global poultry industry, accounting for approximately 19% of poultry production, 15% of consumption and the export of 33% of all chicken meat in the world. In 2022, Latin America produced 108.1 million parent stock chickens, which represents 18.2% of the world's supply.
"Latin America has competitive advantages over other regions for supplying healthy and sustainable chicken meat, positioning itself as a secure source of food production. In addition, it is a region with a strong growth prospect," says Ivan Pupo Lauandos, President of Aviagen Latin America.
“Each edition of ATC-LA provides a platform for networking and a rich exchange of experiences between poultry professionals from different countries," adds Regional Technical Manager of Aviagen Latin America Mario Sergio Assayag.
Valuable advice for the production chain
Customers of Aviagen’s GPS got together during the ALAA on March 12 and 13 to exchange the latest knowledge and ideas for optimal breeder management, nutrition and biosecurity.
Following this event, during March 13-18, GPS and PS producers convened for the ATC-LA, engaging in a comprehensive program on the main topics impacting the broiler industry. These included: male and female management to optimize results, maximizing performance in key areas, trends in poultry genetics, breeder and broiler nutrition, solving metabolic challenges in breeder flocks, flock monitoring, vaccine evaluation and disease control.
Led by international experts from both Aviagen and American universities and consultants, the ATC-LA program also addressed emerging market trends, breeding for welfare and sustainability, genetic evolution and its benefits for agribusiness, the future of poultry processing in a globalized world, and global trends in poultry health at a time of high health challenges.
“We valued this opportunity to get together with our Latin America customers and provide them with the latest knowledge to ensure their success in an increasingly competitive market. We look forward to welcoming them again to our next edition of ATC-LA in 2025,” emphasized Aviagen Latin America Marketing Manager, Fábio Carnevale.”