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Press Kit
Oct 23, 2015

Centennial Press Kit

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Cobb Looks Foward to the Next 100 Years

SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, USA: After 12 months of celebrations of the first 100 years of Cobb, the company is now looking ahead to increasing investment to grow in markets across the world.

This confidence in the future was reflected in the Cobb-Vantress, Inc. booth at the IPPE show in Atlanta, Georgia, where the company was exhibiting for the 61st time.

Joel Sappenfield, who attended the show for first time as Cobb president, has more than 25 years of experience in poultry. He was delighted to meet customers not just from North America but many of the other 120 countries where the Cobb breed is supplied.

“Having celebrated our centennial in 2016, we are excited and ready for the next 100 years. Our continued commitment to research and development, as well as our investment in expanding our facilities and supply chain globally will lead the way toward a successful future.”

Roger Vessell, Cobb director of world marketing commented, “The value of our relationships with our customers has been and always will be the key to Cobb’s success. As we expand our footprint in new regions we look forward to extending the ‘Cobb family’ around the globe.”

The Cobb display again featured the restored 1929 Ford Model A chick truck, which was unveiled at the 2016 show. This replica of the vehicle that delivered Cobb chicks to customers in Alabama during the late ‘40s and early ‘50s was a popular photo op for attendees and exhibitors alike.

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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