COBB SHARPENING UP ON AVIAN INFLUENZA MANAGEMENT

On the back of the devastating influenza virus doing the rounds in Southern Africa. Cobb South Africa’s employees attended an Avian influenza workshop presented by their counterparts from Europe. The Europeans annually battle the virus and have gained valuable experience in doing so. John Vincent (Cobb Europe Quality Director) shared learnings with the South African team on Tuesday 7 Nov at the Irene Country Lodge in Pretoria.

TOGETHER WE CAN DO MORE

Cobb Carolina joined RCL foods “Together we can do more” #DoMore campaign in October. Canned food were collected to be given to less fortunate people. Every can, can make a difference in a person’s life.

 

Doctor Mthimunye maintenance artisan collected most cans individually.

The Carolina team displayed their creative side in rearranging the cans to represent that, it is all about chicken for us!

COBB CELEBRATES SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

Broiler Performance – Winner – ANCA Plumtree (Theo Bezuidenhout, Kobus Barnard, Tony Isemonger, Wes Schwimmbacher)

 

The Annual Golden Comb function was started in 2004 as an effort to retrieve and keep track of Cobb product performance. The function aids as a platform to award farmers and our customers for achieving superior performance with our products.

Over the last two years, the awards were made to be more prestigious, only the two best broiler flocks and two best breeder flocks receive accolades. This year the awards went to Anca poultry’s Plumtree farm for best broiler performance, the runner-up in the same category was GFJ Oosthuizen producing for Grainfield chickens. Eagles Pride Hatchery’s Zandfontein farm was the winner in the best breeder performance and Lufafa Hatchery the runner-up.

We want to congratulate the winners on their brilliant performance.

 

Broiler Performance – Runner-Up – GFJ Oosthuizen (Theo Bezuidenhout, Kobus Barnard, Elna Oosthuizen, Wes Schwimmbacher)

 

Breeder Performance – Winner – Eagles Pride Hatchery Zandfontein (Theo Bezuidenhout, Kobus Barnard, Danie van den Berg, Wes Schwimmbacher)

 

Breeder Performance – Runner-Up – Lufafa Hatchery (Theo Bezuidenhout, Kobus Barnard, James Stewart, Wes Schwimmbacher)

 

25 YEAR SUPPLIER AWARD

Cobb SA 25 year supplier award – (Pieter Oosthuysen, Wes Schwimmbacher, Tore Mercan, Mark Sams)

 

Cobb South Africa was acknowledged by Cobb Europe for being a distributor for 25 years during the recent Golden Comb Awards held during September at Brahman Hills in KZN.

GOLDEN COMB AWARDS

The annual Golden Comb function will be held in KZN on 15 and 16 Sep 2017. Selected guests are invited to join in a celebration for superior performance.

AVI AFRICA A SUCCESS

This year’s annual Avi Africa Poultry conference was held from the 20th – 22nd of June with the majority of delegates attending on the 21st. As always there was good information available at the presentation sessions as well as an abundance of gifts and advice available in the exhibitor’s hall. The Cobb stand hosted a popcorn machine which was enjoyed by many attendees as it could hardly keep up with the demand. The stand was well represented by members from Cobb SA as well as Cobb Europe. To top it all off the 2017 Cobb Champion Awards were also hosted at our stand where two broiler breeder producers were crowned.

AVI AFRICA CONFERENCE

Come visit our stand and meet our people at the annual Avi Africa conference.
The conference takes place at Emperors Palace (Gauteng) during 20 to 22 June 2017.

WINTER BROILER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Cobb South Africa had the services available of World Technical Team Broiler Specialist – Nigel Strain in June 2017. Nigel has a vast amount of experience on Boiler production facilities and systems globally. Here he shared his knowledge with some customers during a Eagles Pride Broiler workshop. The topic of the workshop was Winter Broiler Management.

SPRINGBOK VS FRANCE

Cobb enjoyed the Springbok vs France rugby test with some customers on 10 June 2017.