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.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.