Winning businesses from the UK, Germany and South Africa have been named as the first successes of a new broiler production award launched by Cobb Europe, covering the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
The award format was designed to identify individual farmers and companies whose results, in chick numbers, hatchability or broiler performance, put them among the best three performing flocks within the region for each category.
“Many of our customers are consistently achieving standards that rank them among the top performing in the world,” said Cobb Europe’s sales and technical director, Tore Mercan, adding that in addition to recognising high performance, the award would also hopefully encourage others to aspire to such achievement.
The winners were:
- Broiler performance – UK-based Hook2Sisters, Wickham Skeith Farm, with an age achievement of 34.5 days, liveweight weight of 2.21kg and feed conversion of 1.52.
- Breeder performance – All South African-based: Eagles Pride (148.8 chicks/ breeder to 60 weeks); Quantum Foods (144.61 chicks/breeder to 60 weeks) and KZN Breeders (142.81 chicks/breeder to 60 weeks).
- Hatchability – Both from Wimex, Germany: Zwethau Farm achieving an average hatch of 90.7% and Falkenhain Farm achieving an average hatch of 90.06%.
Headline image shows Hook2Sisters’ farm manager Nigel Wittrick (left) receiving the performance award from Cobb Europe account manager (UK and Scandinavia), Tom Procter.