Aviagen Kft commends latest Ross 140 Club winners in Budapest


Club recognizes hard work and dedication that leads to star breeder performance

Ross® customers in Hungary continue to impress with their award-winning breeder performance. Every other year Aviagen® Kft holds a special event to honor farmers whose dedication and skillful management gain them entry to the Ross 140 Club – earned only by reaching a breeder output of at least 140 chicks per hen housed at 60 weeks. This year on Oct. 3 in Budapest, 16 breeder farms representing 5 Parent Stock customers were welcomed into the Ross 140 Club; a total of 25 awards were given.

Occasion for knowledge-sharing
Aviagen takes every opportunity to share relevant and current breeding developments and management advice with its customers, and this event was no different. After a welcome by Aviagen Kft General Manager Balázs Takács, Aviagen EPI’s Head Sales Manager Henk Steenblik gave an overview of genetic improvements gained by a responsible, balanced breeding approach. Through the years, these advancements have contributed greatly to economic and environmental sustainability, as well as bird health and welfare.

Krisztina Németh, Sales Manager for Aviagen Kft, presented the winning scores and highlighted that the number of winners in Hungary increased from 3 in 2017 to five. The number of flocks above 140 chicks per hen housed also tripled.

Presenting… the winners

Aviagen CEO Jan Henriksen presented the Ross 140 Club awards to the 25 high achievers. Here are the top results for each of the 5 new Ross 140 Club members:

Customer Farm Chicks per hen housed
Nagisz Zrt Tetétlen 161.4
Gallus Kft Oroszi 156.91
Bábolna Brojler Kft Tárkány – Ölbő I. 154.29
Baromfi-Coop Kft Felsősima 150.5
BRO-KER-BÉT Kft Újhartyán II. telep 147.5

Congratulations to all 16 Club winners:

Customer Farm Chicks per hen housed
Gallus Kft Bakonyszombathely I 152.44
Gallus Kft Bakonyszombathely II 147.86
Gallus Kft Bakonypölöske I. 145.43
Gallus Kft Oroszi 152.42
Gallus Kft Bakonypölöske I. 147.64
Gallus Kft Bakonyszombathely I. 152.88
Gallus Kft Bakonyszombathely II. 151.60
Gallus Kft Oroszi 156.91
Baromfi-Coop Kft Székely 143.40
Baromfi-Coop Kft Barabás 142.00
Baromfi-Coop Kft Balkány 142.10
Baromfi-Coop Kft Felsősima 150.50
Baromfi-Coop Kft Gávavencsellő 142.90
Baromfi-Coop Kft Székely 145.60
Nagisz Zrt Tetétlen 146.10
Nagisz Zrt Hajdúszovát 141.30
Nagisz Zrt Tetétlen 140.30
Nagisz Zrt Hajdúszovát 140.50
Nagisz Zrt Tetétlen 161.40
Nagisz Zrt Hajdúszovát 153.20
BRO-KER-BÉT Kft Újhartyán II. telep 147.50
BRO-KER-BÉT Kft Újhartyán III. telep 146.20
Bábolna Brojler Kft Tárkány – Ölbő I. 154.29
Bábolna Brojler Kft Tárkány – Újölbő 152.79
Bábolna Brojler Kft Tárkány – Gulyakút 147.17

Balázs took pride in congratulating the new Club members: “It is my pleasure to recognise our customers who achieve top performance with their Ross 308 flocks. These results are the highest ever reached by our Hungarian PS customers, and their accomplishments will undoubtedly inspire farmers throughout the country.”

Péter Bárány, General Manager of Baromfi-Coop Kft, gave his impression of the achievements from a customer’s perspective. “Our targets will soon be 150 to 160 chicks per hen housed and an EPEF above 500. Ten years ago these results would be considered an out-of-reach dream target – but now they are becoming reality.”