Alejandro Salgado Ochoa

Agronomist Engineer, National School of Agriculture, Honduras.

MSc Animal Production, University of Guelph, Canada.

Experience: 25 years in Poultry Integrations: El Cortijo and CADECA - Honduras Agro-industrial Consultant and Entrepreneur - Agro-industrial production in the field of meat processing and animal feed - Various companies - Honduras.

Teacher, ENA and José Cecilio del Valle UJCV Universities - Honduras.

Anderson Herbert

Naturovos is a food company founded in 1966, located in Salvador do Sul.

It is a modern and innovative company, with a solid structure, being one of the largest egg producers in Brazil and with great strength abroad, dedicating a large part of its production to export.

Through significant investments in structure, logistics and administration, Naturovos is recognized in the food market for being highly developed and qualified. These characteristics are reflected not only in its physical structure, consisting of two production units (in Salvador do Sul and Vacaria/RS) and an industrial unit (in Salvador do Sul/RS), but mainly in its product range.

The company has a complete line of white and red eggs, liquid and powdered. Through them, Naturovos is part of everyone's routine. In the breakfast bread, in the lunch recipes, in the afternoon snack cake, in the dinner omelette, … Naturovos has a great penetration throughout Brazilian and international society.

Mr. Anderson Herbet will give a talk on "Impact of major global changes in the production and export of eggs" on the morning of Wednesday, October 18, in the speaker's room of the LPN Congress & Expo 2023.

Dr. Hector Cervantes

Hector Cervantes is Mexican and received his DVM degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the National and Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He did his postgraduate work at the University of Georgia under Professor Leo S. Jensen and received his M.S. degree in 1981. He received an internship certificate in avian medicine from the North Carolina State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Avian Pathologists (Past President 2016-2017), the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (Past President, 2007-2008), the Poultry Science Association, the Southern Poultry Science Society (Past President, 2009-2010), and the National Association of Poultry Science Specialists.

He served as a turkey production veterinarian for Cargill, Inc. in Springdale, Arkansas and as director of poultry health for Peterson Farms, Inc. in Decatur, Arkansas. In 1994, he joined Pfizer Animal Health and moved to Watkinsville, Georgia. In 2000, Phibro Animal Health acquired the division of Pfizer where he worked. He was promoted to Sr. Veterinarian Technical Services, Manager of Poultry Veterinary Services and Sr. Manager of Poultry Veterinary Services.

During his tenure at Peterson Farms Hector published a method now known as "The Cervantes Method" for quantifying chick quality based on a series of physical and microbiological parameters. His method has been adopted by almost all broiler companies in Latin America and other regions of the world and, largely because of this, Hector was inducted into the Latin American Poultry Hall of Fame in 2017.

Cervantes has been an Adjunct Professor of Avian Medicine at the University of Georgia and North Carolina State University Schools of Veterinary Medicine since 1996. For his contributions, in 2011 he was awarded Honorary membership in the University. of Georgia Master of Avian Medicine Alumni Association and in 2012 the Ben Harrington Award for mentoring veterinary students by the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. And among other recognitions, he received the Special Service Award from the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) in 2010; the AAAP Lasher-Bottorff Award for significant contributions as an avian pathologist to North American avian health programs and was inducted into the AAAP Hall of Honor, both recognitions in 2019; and also served as President of the AAAP in 2016.

Dr. Cervantes currently remains a Professor at the University of Georgia (USA) College of Veterinary Medicine and is a member of the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP). A year ago he retired from Phibro after a successful professional career.

Dr. Manuel Contreras

Technical Director Special Nutrients

Dr. Matthias Schmutz

Guarantee of continued success

Professor Preisinger had held this position for more than 20 years. He has now moved from LOHMANN to the holding level of the EW Group where he has taken on a new role as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for layer breeding. With his many years of experience in the company, Dr. Schmutz is the best choice to ensure a seamless transition to work in a demanding and exciting time of genetic improvement of poultry according to the needs of the market. This is the basis of our company's success and, with Dr. Schmutz, the continuity of this success is assured.

Career and experience

Dr. Schmutz completed his bachelor's degree in animal husbandry in 1991 and his doctoral studies in 1995 at the University of Kiel, Germany, with the evaluation of breeding data from swine herd books. After leaving the university environment, Dr. Schmutz worked for four years on the optimization of breeding value evaluation of dairy cattle at the German Holstein Breeder Evaluation Center.

Dr. Schmutz joined LOHMANN BREEDERS in 1999, when Prof. Dietmar Flock retired and Prof. Preisinger became chief geneticist. Since then he has always worked in the genetics team and has been actively involved in decisions related to breeding strategies.

Changes in LTZ management, particularly in 2006, made it necessary for Prof. Preisinger to focus more on executive decisions. Already then the main responsibility for the day-to-day breeding work of LTZ was transferred to Dr. Schmutz. Together with the other members of the genetics team, the successful LTZ breeding programs were developed. Our mission: Balanced breeding goals and successful birds.

The focus will be on further improving the performance profile of our already successful birds. Creating genetic breakthroughs at the pure line level and implementing those breakthroughs at the commercial level as quickly as possible have always been the strengths of our breeding business, and will undoubtedly continue to be.

Our balanced breeding goals are the most important mission as our company continues to meet the growing global demand for high performance layers to produce the highest quality table eggs.

The company will have a sustainable future only if commercial egg producers can achieve excellent performance and efficiency. We will continue to work hard to maintain our leading position in this global market.

  • Investments of money and resources
  • A new purebred farm in Canada
  • A new purebred farm in Spain
  • Rebuilding of German breeding farms with enriched individual cages
  • Relocation of progeny field trials from mostly Germany to Russia, Spain and Colombia, and continuation of field trials in Japan
  • Development and application of genomic selection technique.

Investments will continue to ensure the sustainability of the balanced breeding program in the future, also under the new staff constellation. Dr. Schmutz's nearly 20 years of experience in the layer breeding business will ensure that the successful selection pathway continues to focus on economically important traits and ensure that the LTZ lineage portfolio remains well prepared to meet future challenges.

Dra. Sulivan Alves

Dr. Alves is the Technical Director of the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein – ABPA. Since 2019, she leads the technical issues and regulatory affairs in the association, representing nationally and internationally the poultry and pork sector. In the past, she was the Technical Lead for the Association for seven years. In that position, she represented the International Poultry Council at OIE ad hoc working groups in several occasions.

Prior to this position, Dr. Alves was the Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Manager at BRF, one of the largest poultry meat producers in the world being responsible for the sustainability strategy of the company. Dr. Alves is an Animal Scientist and holds a PhD in Agronomy from the University of São Paulo, with research focus on Animal Welfare. At the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, she was a Professor at the Agricultural Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences courses.

Dr. Alves takes over the position from Mrs. Anne-Marie Neeteson, who led the WG to signing the “Declaration of Sao Paulo” together with the FAO. The WG will now continue on the path of poultry industy’s committment in pursuing the Declaration’s goals.

Gonzalo Moreno

Executive President of FENAVI, an entity representing the Colombian poultry sector, and professor at the Universidad de los Andes.

Guillermo Reyes

He has been working in the hatchery area since 1993, with more than 27 years of experience in hatcheries in Latin America, being Incubator Plant Manager, Consultant for different companies in Latin America.

Juan Kutulas

President of Huevos K

Kalen Cookson

Technical services at Zoetis

Leonardo Thielo

Leonardo Thielo is a veterinarian from the Lutheran University of Brazil. Thielo has more than 23 years of experience as a researcher and entrepreneur.

He is co-founder of the companies F&S Consulting, Cibit, Fluxo Máquinas and Trinovati. He is also a collaborator of the Produtor do Bem Certification Seal (First Seal of Animal Welfare in Latin America).

He is also a member of the Technical Council of Facta and World's Poultry Science Association Brazil.

Regarding his involvement in the publication of technical contents, he is the author of four chapters for books on the subject of Animal Welfare. He has developed relevant works in the areas of One Health, Animal Welfare and Disruptive Technologies for Agribusiness.

Mark Allen

Lohmann Breeders

Lohmann Breeders is a leading producer and distributor of high-quality poultry for egg production. Founded in Germany in 1965, Lohmann Breeders has expanded rapidly and today has a global presence, with subsidiaries and distributors in more than 50 countries.

The company focuses on research and development of high-performance poultry using advanced genetics and selection techniques. Its birds are known for their ability to produce high-quality eggs efficiently, making them a popular choice for egg producers around the world.

Lohmann Breeders is committed to sustainability and social responsibility, working closely with its customers to promote responsible farming practices and ensure animal welfare. In addition, the company has implemented organic production practices and has obtained internationally recognized quality and food safety certifications.

In summary, Lohmann Breeders is a leading producer and distributor of high-quality poultry for egg production. Its focus on research and development of high-performance poultry, its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, and its global presence make it a popular choice for egg producers around the world.

Maro Ibarburu

Research Scientist IV Egg Industry Center

Maro Ibarburu has been working for the Egg Industry Center since June 2009, a center located at Iowa State University in the United States. His main responsibilities are to provide statistical data, do cost of production and market analysis for the egg sector and participate in research related to egg production.

Maro received his master's degree in agricultural economics from the University of lowa in 2005 and worked as a researcher in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of lowa from 2005 to 2009, doing research on beef cattle and swine production and markets.

Previously, he received his agronomist degree from the University of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay in 1999, and worked for 4 years managing the family farm where beef cattle, sheep and crops are produced.

Osler Desouzart

Member of the Poultry Market Trend Monitoring Group of the Brazilian Poultry Association (UVA), advisor to the World Agriculture Forum in St. Louis (USA).

Currently he is the director of OD Consulting, a company for planning, strategy and future trends in meat markets.

Sr. David Castro Monroy

Chairman of the UNA Board of Trustees

Tarsicio Villalobos

Tarsicio Villalobos is a veterinarian graduated from the National University of Costa Rica. He worked 11 years for Corporación Pipasa, the largest poultry company in the country, where he started as a field veterinarian for Heavy Breeders and Hatcheries.

He then served as manager of Veterinary Services and finally as assistant to the Vice President of Production. From 2004 to 2007 he was manager of Technical Services for Northern Latin America and the Caribbean at Embrex Inc.

In 2008, with the acquisition of Embrex Inc. by Pfizer Inc., he became Technical Services Manager for Latin America.

From 2010 to the present he has held the position of Director of Technical Services in the Global Marketing department.

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