The Aviagen UK team welcomed 50 guests to the 2021 UK Ross Breeder Flock Awards ceremony at the Luton Hoo Hotel in Bedfordshire.
The top award of the evening went to the team at Brooke Farm at Banham Poultry (2018) Ltd., which achieved an impressive 170.28 chicks per hen housed (chicks/HH). Collectively, Aviagen Ross 308 UK breeder customers have something to be proud of as the top nine 2021 flocks produced on average 165.5 chicks/HH.
In the past five years, Ross UK breeder performance in general has gone from strength to strength, seeing an average annual gain of more than 2.7 chicks/HH, 0.3% hatchability, and total egg improvement of 2.9.
Stuart Thomson, head of UK sales & technical, said: “On behalf of the UK team, I congratulate the 2021 UK Flock Award winners, who are an inspiration to breeder growers in the UK and around the world.
“I am humbled and amazed at their performance and the people behind the birds who made it possible. The skill with which they tend to the flocks, the dedication and passion for their birds, and daily hard work on the farm all play a role in attaining breeder results that place them at the pinnacle of the UK breeder market.”