Recently a group of agriculture lecturers from TVET Colleges across KwaZulu-Natal spent a week at the KZNPI to expand their practical poultry knowledge.
It turned out to be a week of mutual learning as this delightful group of people shared with the KZNPI team their broad knowledge of agriculture and their experiences of working with students who have made agriculture their career of choice.
The group spent much time on the KZNPI farm working with all types of poultry : broilers, layers, breeders and in the hatchery. They honed their skills in feeder, drinker, ventilation and brooding management, egg handling, vaccination and blood sampling as well as learning about table egg quality and hatchery procedures.
Four speakers addressed the class on current innovations in their fields :
Team TVET returned to their Colleges with a deeper understanding of the poultry sector and new enthusiasm to share their poultry experiences to their students.