The annual Cobb award for the biggest advance in biosecurity programs and disease prevention has been presented to Roy Mutimer, general manager for Cobb Europe — their second success in four years of the award.

"There were those who really doubted whether we could control the mycoplasma threat, so going a whole year with no flock loss is a fantastic achievement,” said Mutimer. “This has nothing to do with luck — more about the total commitment to live the biosecurity culture every day and so make it possible to protect our flocks.” He said that mycoplasma continues to be a challenge, particularly in Holland, with strict biosecurity procedures needed to keep their flocks clean.