The annual Cobb-Vantress Flock Awards, the company's top honor for United States-based customers, were recently awarded to poultry customers with remarkable results in 2017.
The awards program recognizes top-performing facilities maximizing the genetic potential of Cobb breeding stock. Each year, the Cobb technical services team conducts an annual sold flock breeder survey to determine the award recipients based on four key metrics: egg production, hatchability, chicks per hen housed and life of flock hen mortality.
For complex performance, Foster Farms of Delta was recognized as the top-performing complex in Cobb's west region. With 173.21 total eggs per hen housed adjusted to 65 weeks, the team's dedication to detail and the basics in broiler breeder production paid off in dividends.
The national best was Tyson Foods, Wilkesboro, N.C., for the second consecutive year.