The initiative targeted poultry farmers that benefit from the INDAP programs and those impacted by the arrival of avian influenza (HPAI) to Arica in December 2022. The training is part of the Wetlands Program, implemented by ChileCarne since 2015, and goes in line with the recent launch of the SAG Biosecurity Program.
In a significant effort to raise biosecurity standards in Chilean poultry farming, a specialized training for small farmers was carried out. Carolina Larraín, ChileCarne’s head of Poultry Health was part of the training.
The talks covered an array of key issues for the industry. Juan Carlos Torres, from the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) talked about avian influenza and its differentiating diagnosis, providing an outlook of the highly pathogenic variant (HPAI) outbreak in Chile, a key piece of information for poultry farmers when it comes to outbreak prevention and handling.
The Biosecurity Program was introduced by Patricia Ortiz and Catalina Bezama from the SAG, and ChileCarne’s Carolina Larraín. They provided details on the program’s regulatory framework and the requirements poultry farmers need to meet. The information provided is key for understanding the new regulations and their impact on poultry farms’ daily operations.
There was also a session on productive management led by Rodrigo Carvajal, advisor for the Agricultural Development Institute (INDAP). His talk focused on improving farm efficiency and productivity, an interesting topic for producers looking to make the most of their resources and boost profitability.
This training held in Arica (north of Chile) is a token of ChileCarne’s, INDAP’s, and SAG’s commitment to the professionalization and strengthening of the country’s poultry industry. These trainings not only seek to improve biosecurity and management practices at the farms, but also support local economic growth and ensure a continuous and safe poultry supply for the Chilean market.