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New Cobb Award Goes to Young Dutch Farmer

29 December 2014

NETHERLANDS - A new award, recognising commitment of farmers in the Netherlands, has been introduced by Cobb Europe. The first person to receive this accolade is Jelle Jukema in recognition of rearing his 25th flock of Cobb500 broilers.

Located in Friesland in the north of Holland, Mr Jukema is a young farmer combining broiler growing with arable production.

He has two 35,000-bird broiler houses and 80 hectares (198 acres) of seed potato and vegetable production.

From left: Wout van Wolfswinkel [Cobb Europe parent stock sales manager] presenting the winner Jelle Jukema [centre] with the award and Martijn Gruyters [Cobb Europe]

He has reared Cobb500 broilers for five years, delivering birds with a final weight of 2.1kg (4.6lb) to Dutch processor, Plukon.

"Jelle Jukema is a young enthusiastic professional who is eager to maximise the economical output of his farm," said Martijn Gruyters, Cobb technical manager for the Netherlands and Belgium.

"The new award recognises his commitment to the Cobb500, rewarding the trust and confidence he’s always shown in our company and our people."

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