Groupe Westco of St François de Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada, is the latest winner of the award for the top Cobb500 breeder performance in Canada. The award was presented recently to Groupe Westco breeder manager Michele Levesque and her production team by David Engel, Cobb-Vantress technical service manager for Eastern Canada, and Philippe Dufour, Canada sales manager for Cobb-Vantress. 

The Canadian group was also presented with the award for the best Cobb 500FF flock, winning this particular honor for the second year in a row. 

Advertisement

Ranked on an adjusted performance to 65 weeks of age, the company averaged 149.15 chicks per hen housed on all flocks. The flock in Barn 302 won the award for the best Cobb 500FF flock which averaged 150.89 chicks per hen housed adjusted to 65 weeks of age. 

”Michele and her team at Westco have consistently produced great results.  It is our pleasure to recognize this team for their outstanding performance,” said Engel.

The Canadian awards, which were introduced in 2012, also recognized the best performing Cobb 500SF flock. Couvoir Boire & Frères in Quebec won this award for the flock in Girard No. 2, with an average of 144.91 chicks per hen adjusted to 65 weeks of age.