CAAA Organizes Member Companies to Germany and Denmark for Training Course



From Nov. 12 to 27, 2014, CAAA and Dalum Academy of Agricultural Business Denmark co-organized a delegation of 15 senior technical staff from domestic companies to Denmark for a pig technology training program. The subjects included breeding, feeding management, disease control, air purification, pigsty design, pig equipment, waste treatment. Besides the courses, the delegation also visited 2 commercial pig farms and one breeding pig farm, feed factory, waste treatment, dead pig treatment, pig equipment, Danish Crown slaughterhouse, Hamlet Protein, Eurotier and AGROMEX.

The delegation departed from the Capital Airport at 15:30 on Nov. 12th and arrived at the Hanover Airport at 22:00 local time on Nov. 12th.
Eurotier is a biennial exhibition of animal husbandry organized by DLG. After 20 years of development, Eurotier has already become an international event with the biggest scale and influence. It covers the frontier equipment, animal (cattle, pig, poultry, sheep, and aquatic products), husbandry managerial expertise and services, comprehensive utilization of agricultural waste, solar energy and wind energy and related technologies and equipment.

After the exhibition, the delegation drove to Denmark and began the training in Denmark. The first lecture was a visit to a truck wash station on the border of Germany and Denmark. All the vehicles entering Denmark must be cleaned and disinfected rigorously. The delegation is quite impressed by the staff's meticulous working attitude and the country's determination to control disease from the gate, which is worth learning.
The second stop for the delegation is Dalum Academy of Agricultural Business Denmark, located at the Odense, main city of Funen, the second largest island of Denmark. There are about 300 full-time students. The students can either enter the labor market after 3 and a half of year of training or further study to get a bachelor degree. The training program includes 20 weeks of lecture, 14 weeks of animal producing, 8 weeks of economics, 6 weeks of environmental protection, and the remaining week for farm work.
This training for the delegation took the form of lectures, pig farm visiting and group discussion. After the training, the delegation member learned to know the Danish pig breeding techniques and animal welfare.
Courses included the introduction of Danish pig industry (productivity, biosafety, waste treatment, disposal of dead pigs), breeding, mating, feeding at the different stages of sows, nutrition management, piglet care, pig reproduction, boar feeding and others.
In short, the training program let the delegation member get to know the high level of pig production in Denmark. Here are some reasons: First, efficient national resources sharing mechanism and national pig breeding system; second, bio-security measures to ensure the health of the pigs; Third, technology innovation and rich experience in every aspect of the pigsty, e.g. environment control (ventilation), pigsty design, feed processing, feeding management, nutrition control, feeding procedure; Four, good environment in the delivery room.
This training program, taking the form of lectures, on-the-spot visiting and discussion together, achieved good results and fostered a good example for the future. However, Efforts should be intensified to increase the on-the-spot visiting when organizing such training program.


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