Cobb-Vantress, Inc. / Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA: More than 200 poultry professionals and farm managers across southern Africa have benefitted from Cobb Europe and RCL Foods technical school partnership. This year more than 60 students attended the annual school, held virtually for the first time. The program covered topics such as Flock Health, Breeder, Hatchery, Broiler Management and Nutrition.

Beginning on September 9th the three-day technical school was opened with a welcome address from Theo Bezuidenhout, Technical and Sales Executive, “Whilst our current reality has posed some challenges it has also unlocked great opportunities.  This is a groundbreaking initiative for us, we are fortunate to be able to
offer a full bank of international presenters.  Thank you to COBB for making these specialists available and to each of the presenters for availing themselves, we really appreciate it!”

Using the webinar technology students were able to use virtual breakout rooms to do group work on case studies and then present findings.

Charlotte Baadjies, Broiler Farm Manager Worcester, and technical school participant has already implemented management changes as a result of the school. She said, “[It] was a great experience, and I enjoyed all the presentations. My favourite presentation was Broiler nutrition for FCR yield and optimized performance.”
The school brought together world-class Cobb technical specialists from across the globe in one virtual room and allowed broader geographically access for students.

Pieter Oosthuysen, senior technical and account manager for Cobb in Africa also thanked the teams for the presentations and organization of the event. He said, “It is a great opportunity for Cobb Europe to showcase and share technical expertise with our customer in South Africa. Farm managers and veterinarians from as far
as Uganda will benefit from the experience.”  

This is the third year Cobb and RCL Foods has offered the training. Cobb Europe is also planning to launch its first Technical Webinar Series in the coming weeks. The series will be accessible to industry leaders and will cover a number of topics in specialist areas.

About COBB Vantress

Cobb-Vantress, Inc. makes quality protein accessible, healthy and affordable worldwide. Our research and technology innovates the global poultry industry. With headquarters in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, we are the world’s oldest pedigree broiler breeding company. We distribute poultry to more than 120 countries. Find more