For the second year running George’s, Inc has won the award for the best Cobb500 breeder performance in the US for its Springdale complex in Arkansas.
Breeder performance is ranked on total eggs per hen housed (adjusted to 65 weeks), with this complex averaging 174.99 total eggs/hen housed from some 1.2 million pullets.
“Winning this award for a second year is a tremendous accomplishment,” stated Ken Semon, director of Cobb technical service for North America, at the presentation dinner. “It’s a reflection of the hard work and dedication put forth by the entire breeder team led by live production manager Benny McClure and breeder manager Ricky Pinkerton.”
The complex has made tremendous improvement in their breeder performance over the past five years — an achievement that breeder manager Ricky Pinkerton attributes largely to ‘a solid flock plan for every flock that all team members embrace’.
Begun in 2004, the Cobb performance awards recognise the overall best performance in the country with Cobb500 and Cobb700 breeding stock. Awards were also presented to the top six regional winners throughout the US in 2011. Completed flock data were collected from 2,070 Cobb500 flocks totalling more than 35 million pullets.
Source: Cobb Vantress