As a celebration of exceptional performance and dedication to poultry breeding, Cobb-Vantress recently presented its annual Flock Awards to North American poultry customers who demonstrated remarkable results in 2018.

Launched in 2004, the awards program recognizes top-performing facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America that are maximizing the genetic potential of Cobb breeding stock. Each year, the Cobb technical services team conducts an annual Sold Flock Breeder Survey to determine the award recipients based on egg production, hatchability, chicks per hen housed and life of flock hen mortality.

Cobb representatives announced the winners in January and will host individual ceremonies to present winners with plaques to commemorate their achievements.

“With the support of our dedicated technical service team, our customers continue to exceed the possibilities of Cobb breeder performance each year,” said Ken Semon, senior director of technical service for Cobb North America. “Their commitment to excellence is unparalleled, which is evident in the high level of performance these winners achieved last year. All of the winners should be proud of their accomplishments, and our top performers will continue to serve as motivation, driving the North American poultry breeding industry to newfound levels of success.”

The full list of 2018 North American winners include:

Award                 

Cobb-Vantress Customer

Location

Country

Co-National Best, Cobb500

George’s Inc.

Harrisonburg, Va.

United States

Co-National Best, Cobb500

Pilgrim’s

Harrisonburg, Va.

United States

Co-National Best, Cobb700

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Noel, Mo.

United States

Co-National Best, Cobb700

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Oglethorpe, Ga.

United States

Cobb500 Fast Feather Top Flock Producer

Pilgrim’s

Moorefield, W.Va.

United States

Cobb500 Slow Feather Top Flock Producer

Pitman Family Farms

Sanger, Calif.

United States

Cobb700 Top Flock Producer

Peco Foods, Inc.

Sebastopol, Miss.

United States

Cobb500 Package Top Flock Producer

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Snead, Ala.

United States

National Best

Synergy Agri Group Inc.

Port Williams, Nova Scotia

Canada

Cobb500 Fast Feather

Synergy Agri Group Inc.

Port Williams, Nova Scotia

Canada

Cobb500 Slow Feather

Cooperative Fédérée De Quebec

Victoriaville, Quebec

Canada

Total Eggs Per Hen Hatched (Mx x 500F)

Synergy Agri Group Inc.

Port Williams, Nova Scotia

Canada

Regional Best, Cobb500

CMI-IP – Avicola Villalobos

Guatemala City

Guatemala

Cobb500 Fast Feather

CMI-IP – Avicola Pollo Rey

San Jose

Costa Rica

Cobb500 Slow Feather

CMI-IP – Avicola Villalobos

Guatemala City

Guatemala

Mexico Best, Cobb500

Buenaventura

Villaflores, Chiapas

Mexico

“It is a great privilege to be receive the Best Cobb Package award,” said David Pruitt, breeder hatchery manager at the Tyson Foods, Inc. facility in Snead, Alabama, and winner of the Cobb500 Package Top Flock Producer award. “It was a team effort – and one that would not have been possible without the family of one of our dedicated growers coming together after losing their father midway through the flock.”