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May 20- 25, 2013- Philippines- If May is the month of festivals for the Philippines, it has become the month of Vaccination Technology and Services (VT&S) for Merial Philippines, Inc. For the past years, VT&S Training is being done in May by Merial Philippines’ Avian Business. One key marketing platform of Merial Avian Business is the provision of appropriate vaccination equipment, both in the hatchery and in the field. Merial being the pioneer of vaccination equipment provision has evolved from the simple provision to what is now the industry gold standard in terms of servicing and maintenance.
Testament to this is the recently concluded 2013 VT&S Training for Key Accounts. Refresher discussions on maintenance and vaccine mixing and handling, and hands- on training are held in various locations, taking into account the accessibility of the training areas for target Key Accounts. Taking the lead in the training and discussions is Mr Lim Chin Cheong, Merial Vaccination Technology Manager for Asia. He is ably assisted by the respective Technical Sales Representatives handling the Key Accounts and by Dr Niko Ylagan, Avian Vaccination Technology Specialist.
Brookdale Farms, Marshall Farms, Rizal Poultry, STS and Heritage Hatcheries’ representatives are in attendance in the Bulacan- leg while exclusive training sessions are held for Bounty Fresh Foods, Inc. and San Miguel Foods, Inc. Luzon Hatcheries in Caloocan City, Metro Manila and Calamba City, Laguna respectively. The Antipolo, Rizal session is done for ROBINA, Coral Farm and Cobb Vantress Philippines. The Merial Team then flies to Mindanao to conduct another session for San Miguel Foods, Inc. for their Visayas and Mindanao Hatchery Personnel. The training caravan ends in General Santos City, in Southern Mindanao for CUC- SCIFI hatchery and management personnel.
It is quite a full week but knowing that we have once again re- aligned with our Key Accounts and hatchery partners, and be able to thank them for being our allies in our efforts in ensuring that the vaccination equipment are well maintained, vaccine mixing and handling are done properly and vaccination procedures are followed are more than enough reasons for the Merial Avian Team to smile and look forward for another round of training next year.