April 8, 2015 - Synergy Agri Group of Nova Scotia is the latest winner of the award for the top Cobb500 breeder performance in Canada.
The award was presented to Synergy production manager Gary McAleer and the production team by David Engel, Cobb-Vantress technical service manager for Eastern Canada. The group also received the award for the top chick producing Cobb500FF flock.
The company averaged 145.81 chicks / hen housed on all of their flocks, ranked on adjusted chicks / hen to 65 weeks of age. Their flock in Barn 5 won the award for the most chicks on the Cobb500FF flock averaging 151.32 chicks / hen housed (to 65 weeks of age). ”Gary and the team at Synergy continually strive to get the best results, which is again reflected by the team winning these awards”, said David Engel.
There was also an award given for the Cobb500SF flock that produced the most chicks. Couvoir Boire & Frères in Quebec won this award for the second year in a row. The flock in Barn B-6 achieved 149.49 chicks / hen (to 65 weeks of age).
This year an award was given for the best overall flock based on total eggs adjusted to 65 weeks of age. Two flocks topped the list, less than a tenth of an egg apart and resulting in a tie being awarded. One was the Cor Kapteyn flock in Ontario which produces eggs for the Curtis Chick hatchery at Maple Lodge Farms; this flock produced 184.57 total eggs. The second was the flock in Barn B-51 at the Pondeuses Atlantique farm of La Coopérative fédérée in New Brunswick; this flock produced 184.50 total eggs.