Launch of Cobb Champion Award26 August 2016
GLOBAL - Exceptional performance at all stages in broiler production is recognised by Cobb Europe in a new Cobb Champion award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Winners of the Cobb Champion Awards for breeder performance – from left Tore Mercan, sales and technical director, Cobb Europe; Charles la Maitre, Eagle’s Pride Group; Lindani Hlongwa, RCL Foods; Arend Kuipers, Eagle’s Pride Group; Greg Hart and Loveson Muebi, Quantum Foods, and Pieter Oosthuysen, key account manager, Cobb Europe.
We are sorry to report that since the presentation Arend Kuipers has passed away. Cobb’s condolences go to his family, friends and colleagues.
The targets are individual farmers and companies whose results – in chick numbers, hatchability or broiler performance – put them among the best three performing flocks within the region for each category.
“Many of our customers are consistently achieving standards that rank them among the top performing in the world,” said Tore Mercan, sales and technical director for Cobb Europe. ”We have set up this new Cobb Champion status not only to recognise and reward this level of performance, but equally to encourage others to aspire to such achievement.
The award winners are presented with a decorative plaque for display on the farm and a crystal trophy for the production manager, together with a range of exclusive Cobb branded items.
Gregory Hart, head of Quantum Foods breeder division at Wellington, South Africa, commented: “The award does mean a lot to our company, myself and our team of managers and suppliers who form the synergy to achieve these results. The rearing, laying and hatchery managers were present and they, too, mentioned their appreciation and the pride they felt in being part of the team that achieved these results.”
The initial winners are:
South Africa - Eagles Pride (Pty) Ltd South Africa - Quantum Foods
148.8 chicks/ breeder to 60 weeks 144.61 chicks/breeder to 60 weeks
South Africa – RCL Foods
142.81 chicks/breeder to 60 weeks
Farm manager Lindani Hlongwa
Production managers Canzius Le Roux and Alan Reddy
Germany – Wimex, Zwethau farm Germany – Wimex, Falkenhain farm
Average hatchability 90.7% Average hatch 90.06%
Farm manager Loretta Petzsch Farm manager Bärbel Bockschütz
UK – Hook2Sisters, Wickham Skeith farm
Age 34.5 days, liveweight 2.21kg, feed conversion 1.52,
Farm manager Nigel Wittrick
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