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Press Kit
Oct 23, 2015

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Cobb Shares Latest Research with CP Group

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas, USA: Cobb senior leaders visited Charoen Pokphand in Indonesia, Thailand and China to introduce the company’s latest research and development to the CP Group.  

The Cobb group was led by Joel Sappenfield, president, Roy Mutimer, vice president of Asia-Pacific and EMEA regions, Dr Mitch Abrahamsen, senior vice president of research and development, Pelayo Casanovas, general manager of Asia-Pacific, and Dr Steve Bolden, director of the World Technical Support Team.

“Year over year, we have delivered to our customers an improvement of 0.02 to 0.025 FCR and 45-50 grams increase in weight gain on a 42-day-old broiler consistently over the past 20 years,” Dr Abrahamsen commented. “However, as a direct result of continual investment in our research & development program, growth rate and FCR improvements are expected to accelerate even more with our 2017 parent stock.” 

In Indonesia, the Cobb group met with 15 members of the CP leadership team that included all of the regional general managers.

In Thailand, Joel Sappenfield presented a Chinese painting of a rooster and hen to the CP Group. “CP has been one of the most important customers for Cobb in the Asia-Pacific region,” he said.  “We thank them for their ongoing business and look forward to establishing even deeper business ties with CP Group.”

In China, the Cobb group met 25 CP top-level executives and managers. During the meeting Dr. Abrahamsen spoke about the new technologies that Cobb is utilizing to optimize genetic development, while Dr Bolden discussed the new recommendations for grandparent and parent stock nutrition.

The CP team commended Cobb for organizing this valuable meeting.

- CP is a Thai conglomerate company located in Bangkok. It is Thailand's largest private company and is one of world's largest conglomerates. It consists of three core businesses in agribusiness and food, retail and distribution, and the telecommunications sector with investments in over 20 countries. Founded in 1921, the CP Group employs through its subsidiaries over 500,000 people with offices and factories worldwide.

From left to right: Pelayo Casanovas, Cobb; Prajit Udnoon, executive vice president, CP; Roy Mutimer, Cobb; Virachai Ratanabanchuen, deputy chief executive officer of CP; Joel Sappenfield, Cobb, and Charles Calvert, Cobb.

Lv Pan, vice chairman of CP Foods China [left], being presented with a Chinese painting by Joel Sappenfield, president of Cobb


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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