More than 300 participants took part in the annual Serbian poultry congress with Cobb Germany and its distributor Iradia, despite the harsh weather and power issues at the venue in the Tara mountain region.

Dr. Marek Pospiech, technical consultant for Cobb Germany, provided advice on such topics as overheating of embryos, female feeding programs and male management. He spoke particularly about heat stress and potential solutions for these costly challenges in the harsh climate of the Balkan region.

James Truscott, director of Cobb Germany, outlined the continuing expansion of Cobb in a world poultry market that is coping with considerable price fluctuations in raw materials and also in the future competition for energy.

Breeder manager from Bosnia, Dr. Dario Bogdanovic, of Agromiks, presented results from an award-winning flock that achieved a record 179 hatching eggs and 155 quality chicks per hen housed at 65 weeks of age.