The 50-year association between Cobb and Irvine’s in Zimbabwe was marked by a presentation attended by more than 120 guests from the global poultry industry at Hannover.

In presenting David Irvine with a commemorative plaque, Jerry Moye, president of Cobb-Vantress, said the company greatly valued its relationship with its distributors and spoke of the success of the Irvine family in sustaining and growing their business during the many difficulties they had faced during those 50 years. Today the Irvine’s business is not only contributing to food production in Zimbabwe and the region but also housing 800 families, providing primary school education for 800 pupils and running two clinics.