Cody Polley, who has wide experience of managing pedigree and grandparent farms for Cobb-Vantress, has been appointed as breeder specialist with the Cobb World Technical Support Team.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas, he worked initially in turkey production and then joined Cobb in 1998 and within two years became breeder manager at one of company’s pedigree farms.
He progressed to managing the Cobb pedigree complex at Grand Meadows in Oklahoma and went on to manage other pedigree complexes in Kentucky and most recently Three Springs in Oklahoma. He also spent two years as grandparent production manager in Kentucky responsible for 38 contract producers in four of the state counties.
“We are excited to have Cody join our World Technical Support Team,” said Dr Steve Bolden, director of the team. “Our customers in the Asia/Pacific region will value his extensive knowledge as he assists them in getting the most genetic potential from our products.”
The Cobb world technical support team provides high-level expertise for customers on all aspects of the industry — from parent stock management to processing and from veterinary science to ventilation — working closely with the company’s regional technical services personnel.