Where It All Begins
Internationally Cobb-Vantress operates three types of farms to produce and collect the eggs that become Cobb products: Pedigree, Great Grandparent (GGP), and Grandparent (GP). Some eggs and day-old chicks are sold to customers while others stay on the farm to become pedigree stock. In South Africa, we secure GP stock from Cobb-Vantress in the US or UK and continue the production process in-country. Parent stock is produced and distributed to our loyal customers and our customers produce broilers, that feed consumers all over Africa.
Let’s hatch some chicks
Eggs are transported from the GP farms to our hatcheries, where they are set in incubators until they hatch after 21 days. They are then graded, vaccinated, counted, and delivered to customers throughout Southern Africa.
What a Mash!
The Feed Mills
In South Africa, Epol feed mills store, mix and deliver feed to all of our operations. Nutritionists develop the feed formulas to include an ideal blend of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
Are We There Yet?
Transportation is a critical part of our business because safe and humane bird handling means our customers receive the best quality product. Local drivers deliver the eggs collected from the farms to our hatcheries. Cross-country drivers transport day-old chicks from the hatcheries to Cobb customers.
Keeping Our Birds Safe
Animal Welfare & Quality Assurance
Cobb-Vantress and Cobb South Africa are dedicated to the health and well-being of the chickens we breed, raise and distribute worldwide. Cobb regularly educates and trains all team members and growers about our clear standards and expectations for bird handling, care and biosecurity. Our team of skilled veterinarians manage flock health and coordinate with industry researchers and experts to continuously advance poultry health and well-being.
Efficiency, Consistency, and Uniformity
While Cobb does not directly process chickens, our customers do. Our World Technical Support team specializes in processing best practices and outcome-based strategies that help our customers get the best results. This team visits the our global network of distributors, including Cobb SA and their down the line processing facilities on a regular basis.