There’s always a lot going on and we want to make sure you can easily keep up to date. Here you’ll find the latest information on what’s going on at Cobb as well as in our industry.
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Fifty-three poultry professionals from throughout the world descended on northwest Arkansas this month for Cobb-Vantress’ exclusive World Technical School. Hosted at Cobb’s global headquarters in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, the two-week program covers a broad range of industry-relevant topics — from genetics to nutrition to housing. This year marked the 20th year of the program, which kicked off May 12.
Cobb Europe recently partnered with RCL Foods and Hybrid Poultry Farm Zambia (Ltd) to host two technical schools for poultry professionals and farm managers across southern Africa. More than 80 individuals attended the two events to learn about current best management practices, share challenges and opportunities, and network with others in the field. Attendees heard from Cobb specialists as well as technical experts from each partnering company.
This year marks the 50-year anniversary of Cobb Spain, a distributor of Cobb Europe, serving Spain, Portugal, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. To celebrate this milestone, the company hosted a celebration in Madrid earlier this month, bringing together many Cobb team members and colleagues who help make the distributor a success
Together, Cobb-Vantress and ASGAV (Gaúcha Association of Poultry) are continuing a joint campaign educating Brazilian consumers about the benefits of making chicken a regular part of a healthy diet. The campaign also focuses on the role of the poultry industry in Brazil and its importance to the country’s continued economic development.
Building on continued growth in the Asia-Pacific region, Cobb-Vantress hosted its second Cobb Asia-Pacific Technical School in Phuket, Thailand, in March. The three-day course provided 160 customers access to some of the latest information in flock management, from breeding and genetics to nutrition and processing.
Long-haul Cobb-Vantress egg driver Kennard “Deano” Davis was recently named Ryder’s Driver of the Year at a ceremony in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. One of Ryder’s most prestigious recognition programs, the award honors drivers who demonstrate exemplary safety performance, customer service and citizenship throughout their careers. Davis will take his place in the Ryder Driver Hall of Fame alongside just 116 others honored in the last 46 years.
Cobb-Vantress had a large presence at VIV Asia 2019 held earlier this month in Bangkok, Thailand. At the region’s largest trade show for the animal protein production and processing industry, leaders said they are focused on expanding Cobb’s footprint in the region. The Asia-Pacific is considered to be the world’s largest poultry market in terms of tons of chicken meat produced annually.
Two full days of seminars this month offered Cobb Europe customers the information to help them further maximize performance at their breeder farms.
Cobb-Vantress, Asia’s breed of choice since 2017, recently hosted its first academy event in China to share expertise on breeder management. Held March 4-6 in Nanjing, Cobb China welcomed 70 participants from nearly 20 customers across the country.
Continuing their mission to increase the availability of animal protein to children around the world at risk of malnutrition, Cobb-Vantress and OneEgg recently launched new chapters in Nepal, Honduras and Ethiopia.
At the recent 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) held in Atlanta, Cobb-Vantress experts discussed the company’s commitment to serving as a leader in technology and continuing investment in driving the poultry industry forward.
After two years of preparation and construction, Cobb celebrated the opening of its New Zealand pure-line facility on January 31, 2019.
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