Cobb Europe has announced two new appointments, Russell Jones as commercial manager and Nigel Strain as broiler specialist for the region.
Russell Jones, who has 25 years’ experience in the livestock industry, will be responsible for all direct markets. Starting with a sales career in pig and poultry equipment, and then in nutrition and animal health, he later ran his own consulting business that focused on renewable energy and farm-scale anaerobic digestion.
Nigel Strain began working in the chicken industry in the early 1990s and progressed to management roles with major UK producers. Then in 2015 he spent a period as production director in the Bryansk area of Russia responsible for an integrated operation rearing 1.2 million broilers per week. He is also qualified as a training assessor up to NVQ level 3 standard.
Cobb-Vantress is a poultry research and development company engaged in the production improvement and sale of broiler breeding stock, founded in 1916.