Hy-Line UK hosts first European Technical School

Hy-Line UK hosts first European Technical School

Published: 12 December 2019

Over the two days, delegates, which included customers and distributors from across Europe and as far afield as South Africa along with UK producers, enjoyed a series of presentations and practical workshops. International speakers included Director of Global Technical Services Dr Ian Rubinoff and Director of Research & Development Dr Danny Lubritz, whilst homegrown speakers included specialist poultry vet Dr Ian Lowery from Crowshall Veterinary Services and former free range egg producer and now Hy-Line UK's Technical Consultant John Widdowson.

The second day of workshop sessions featured Hy-Line's Technical Services Nutritionist Marcus Kenny who focussed on feed granulometry along with Hy-Line UK's Operations Director Matthew Godfrey who ran through hatchery procedures and chick quality. Neil Turner, Commercial Director for Anitox who kindly sponsored lunch, spoke about protecting feed from contamination with pathogens such as Salmonella. Further sessions included poultry lighting, vaccine application and a hands-on necropsy workshop led by Dr Ian Rubinoff.

But it wasn't all study at Tech School and participants enjoyed a dinner on the first evening sponsored by HATO Agricultural Lighting followed by a Medieval Banquet at Warwick Castle on the second night, which was sponsored by HIPRA.

Commenting after the event, Hy-Line UK Managing Director Omead Serati said: "We were delighted to have hosted this event and it was a great success. It is an ideal format for everyone to learn more about managing Hy-Line layers and how to get the best from the breed. We'd like to thank the generosity of our sponsors who ensured the social side of Tech School was every bit as good as the learning experience."