Synergy Agri Group of Nova Scotia was winner of the new award for the top Cobb500 breeder performance in Canada. Ranked on adjusted chicks per hen to 65 weeks of age, Synergy averaged 144.21 chicks per hen housed.

Synergy Agri production manager Gary McAleer and the Synergy production team accepted the award from David Engel, Cobb-Vantress technical service manager for Eastern Canada, and Philippe Dufour, Canada sales manager for Cobb-Vantress.

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  "Gary and the team at Synergy have consistently produced great results," said Engel. "With the number of Cobb parent flocks in Canada steadily increasing, we're very happy to recognize this tremendous achievement."

Cobb also recognized the best performing individual flocks for the Cobb 500FF and Cobb 500SF lines, based on ranking using chicks per hen adjusted to 65 weeks of age. Groupe Westco of St. Francois, New Brunswick, was the winner for the best Cobb 500FF flock. The flock from Barn 303 produced 157.7 chicks per hen housed. Poirier-Berard of St. Felix-de-Valois, Quebec, was the winner for the best Cobb 500SF flock. The flock from Ferme Martineau's Barn 5 produced 147.55 chicks per hen housed.