Cobb Champion Award Goes To Russia

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From left: Sergey Pilipenko; Ludmila Krivenok – business assistant, Cherkizovo Group; John Ross; Mark Sams [Cobb] and Tore Mercan [Cobb]

The latest Cobb Champion award for broiler performance has gone to Chicken Kingdom company, located in Lipetsk, Russia, and part of Cherkizovo Group. The awards were introduced last year to recognize annual world-class performance at breeder, broiler and hatchery level in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

This award was in recognition of ‘exceptional broiler performance’ in 2016 shown in the average results – liveweight 1.65kg at 31.6 days, daily gain 52.2g, feed conversion 1.16 and livability 95.66% making an EPEF of 429.

The award was presented to Sergei Pilipenko, broiler production director for Cherikizovo, the largest Cobb customer in Russia. “Our next step will be to top 150 chicks per hen housed and look towards a breeder award,” he said.

An award also went to John Ross, chief operating officer of the Cherkizovo Group, who praised the quality of the Cobb technical service: “The service we receive from Cobb in Russia is surely the best in the world. With specialists in all areas and the very latest technology, Cobb is a very reliable and consistent partner for Cherkizovo, the largest poultry meat integrator in Russia.”

Irina Likhacheva, Cobb sales director for Russia, commented: “Trust in us and the Cobb breeding stock will keep growing. At the recent VIV Russia show we finalized four deals for supplying new customers — an example of the hard work of our Russian team.