Arbor Acres South Africa celebrate 140 and 400 Club Members success

Customers in South Africa are commended for their outstanding breeder and broiler performance
calendar icon 2 March 2022
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Aviagen® distributor, Arbor Acres® South Africa recently awarded a number of customers with Arbor Acres 140 and 400 Club awards.

The Arbor Acres 400 Club recognizes producers who achieve a European Product Efficiency Factor (EPEF) of 400 or more with their broiler flocks. The Arbor Acres 140 Club membership is awarded to customers who achieve a breeder performance of 140 or more chicks per hen housed (chicks/hh) at 60 weeks. Membership for both Clubs requires excellent stockmanship in areas such as biosecurity, environmental
management and nutrition.

The Arbor Acres 2021 Club awards related to the period of November 2020 to October 2021, and all producers who supplied data throughout this timeframe, which met the requirements for both Clubs, automatically gained entry into the Clubs. A total of 26 140 Club awards and 22 400 Club awards were given out, as outlined below.
Chubby Chick:

  • 140 Club:
    • Cooper Emms: 159 chicks/hh
    • Joe Van Dyk: 157 chicks/hh
    • Derick Burgers: 159 chicks/hh
    • Deon, Jonathan & John Fourie: 159 chicks/hh
  • 400 Club:
    • Gerrit Burgers: EPEF 420
    • Boeta Burgers: EPEF 405
    • Terrence Taylor: EPEF 425 (top flock)
    • Deon, Jonathan & John Fourie: EPEF 425 (top flock)

Supreme Poultry:

  • 140 Club:
    • Hein van Wyk: 156 chicks/hh
    • Gustav Aspeling: 154 chicks/hh
    • Jonathan Watson: 156 chicks/hh (top flock)

Caledon:

  • 140 Club:
    • Charles Matamba: 161 chicks/hh
    • Promise Machepi, Ndumiso Khumalo,Charles Matamba & Darlington Kamutanho: 161 chicks/hh

VKB:

  • 400 Club:
    • Mike Potgieter: EPEF 419
    • Jurie Jonker: EPEF 429
    • Arie van Wyk: EPEF 418
    • Hennie du Plessis: EPEF 428
    • Elna Oosthuizen: EPEF 434
    • Andre Koen: EPEF 410
    • Gary Mbundire: EPEF 407
    • Conrad Bruwer: EPEF 401
    • Theunis Oosthuizen: EPEF 406
    • Jan-Louis Marais: EPEF 418
    • Jonathan Hobden: EPEF 419
    • Stephanus Pretorius: EPEF 427

Arno van der Nat, General Manager, Arbor Acres South Africa commented, “It has been hugely rewarding seeing the exceptional results that Arbor Acres South Africa customers have achieved, especially with the challenges we have faced in the industry throughout 2021. I would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support and look forward to continuing our success together, assisted by our dedicated and qualified customer support team.”

“The Arbor Acres breed offers our customers’ outstanding performance to ensure the brand continues to grow within the South African market. The Arbor Acres broiler and breeder are performing exceptionally well, and this is something we will continue to highlight through our 140 and 400 Clubs. It is important for us to recognize our customers who achieve top performance results with their breeder and broiler flocks.

Congratulations to all customers who achieved both 140 and 400 Club awards, we look forward to working together in the future with Arbor Acres South Africa and their customers, to ensure we can continue to reach the genetic potential of the Arbor Acres breed” commented Riaan Le Roux, Aviagen technical service manager, SubSaharan Africa (SSA).

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