Cobb-Vantress has signed a new partnership agreement with the Leong Hup Group, extending the company’s distribution of the Cobb500 broiler breeder in Malaysia.
The signing followed a visit to the group’s new grandparent farm located on an isolated 533-acre stretch of land in Johor province, on the south eastern tip of the Malay Peninsula.
The new farm is more than seven kilometers long (4.3 miles) and, for enhanced biosecurity, is divided into seven separate units of imported grandparents with at least 700 meters (765 yards) between each. It has the capacity to produce 3.5 million parent stock a year, increasing ultimately to seven million.
“This agreement extends an already solid partnership between Cobb and Leong Hup,” said Cobb general manager for the Asia-Pacific region, Pelayo Casanovas. “We are very proud of our association with this exceptional company and with the Lau family, and we look forward to supporting each other for years to come.”
Headline image shows (l-r) Lee Liong Chin, Tan Sri Francis Lau and Lau Jui Peng (all from Leong Hup Group) with Pelayo Casanovas and Mark Glavey (from Cobb)