Cobb hosts seventh Regional Technical School in Central America

Cobb-Vantress, Inc / Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA: More than 100 poultry professionals from 10 countries across North and Central America joined together last week in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, for Cobb-Vantress’ VII Regional Technical School (VII Escuela Técnica Regional Cobb)
calendar icon 5 November 2018
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Held every 18 months, the event offered the latest product information and insights on market trends, broiler and breeder management, hatcheries, and processing plants.

Together with the company’s Caribbean distributor, Cobb Caribe, Cobb welcomed customers from 40 companies to the conference. Each day of the event was dedicated to a specific topic: delving into breeders on 23 October, examining broilers on 24 October and exploring hatcheries on 25 October. Throughout all of the presentations, attendees had the opportunity to hear from Cobb’s expert technical service team and respected industry consultants.

“This event gave us a wonderful opportunity to support our customers by providing them with technical expertise, advice and tools for success,” said Todd Wilson, general manager of Cobb North America. “Any time poultry professionals can collaborate is invaluable, and we’re happy to have helped to create the forum for this important dialogue.”

While in Punta Cana, conference attendees also heard from Cobb experts on some of the latest news out of the company and the industry including an update on Cobb’s genetic program, market trends, how to maximise profitability of a poultry operation, and best practices on key topics such as nutrition and ventilation.

Cobb’s technical service team shared a variety of case studies with the group, illustrating new techniques and offering real-world data as support. The 2018 program represents significant growth for the regional technical school, including customers from Canada, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.

The event ran from 22-26 October 2018, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana and was just one of two events Cobb sponsored for Latin American poultry professionals last week. Cobb also participated in the Latin American Poultry & Nutrition Congress 2018 in Miami - a biennial event for poultry and animal nutrition specialists to share information.


Cobb-Vantress, Inc makes quality protein accessible, healthy and affordable worldwide. Our research and technology innovates the global poultry industry. With headquarters in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, we are the world’s oldest pedigree broiler breeder. We distribute poultry to more than 120 countries.

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