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Press Kit
Oct 23, 2015

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Cobb Turkey Preparing for Winter with Producer Seminars

With winter approaching Cobb Turkey organized two seminars for contract producers of its customers – Banvit and Gedik Piliç.

Delegates at the Banvit seminar

The first seminar was for Banvit, one of the leading companies in the poultry sector in Turkey, which was established in 1968 and produces beef as well as a range of poultry products.


Erol Çan, country manager for Cobb in Turkey, spoke on ‘The world of Cobb’, production manager Zekeriya Yıldırım on production period and male management and technical service manager Mert Yalçınalp on rearing period, winter period and floor egg management.


General coordinator of Banvit, Erdal Elmas commented: “ We always appreciate the technical support provided by Cobb Turkey for our company and I hope this close association will continue for many more years. I believe that holding these events more often will help keep the knowledge level of our producers as high as possible”


The second seminar was for Gedik Piliç, broiler producers at Usak's Eşme district. Gedik Piliç was also established in the same district in 1968 and has increased processing capacity to reach 250,000 birds per week.


During the seminar, topics such as brooding, winter period management and biosecurity were discussed. Gedik Piliç production manager Kadir Mercan also contributed his expertise, with the questions asked by producers throughout the seminar showing that the right topics had been chosen for this seasonal event. 


Ÿ The Cobb Turkey fully automated hatchery, which began operating in Bandirma in March 2013, was expanded earlier this year to achieve an annual capacity of five million female parent stock.  The hatchery, in which Cobb has invested $4 million over the last three years, supplies the wider Middle East region as well as Turkey.  The latest expansion increased the size of the hatchery premises by nearly 500 square meters to accommodate the new hatchers, a new technical room and a second chick holding room.

Zekeriya Yildirim, production manager of Cobb Turkey

Cobb-Vantress, Inc. is a poultry research and development company engaged in the production improvement and sale of broiler breeding stock.  Cobb is the world’s oldest pedigree broiler breeding company. Founded in 1916, Cobb has grown into one of the world’s leading suppliers of broiler breeding stock with distribution into over 120 countries. Cobb has contributed to the dynamic efficiency and growth of an industry that has transformed chicken into an economically affordable healthy protein source for many of the over seven billion people in the world.

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