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Cobb announces flock awards for Canada

By Cobb-Vantress   

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Groupe Westco and Couvoir Boire & Frères are recognized for having the best performing flocks. Photo courtesy Cobb-Vantress Inc..


June 25, 2014 – Groupe Westco of St François de Madawaska, New Brunswick, is the latest winner of the award for the top Cobb500 breeder performance in Canada.


The award was presented to Groupe Westco breeder manager Michele Levesque and her production team by David Engel, Cobb-Vantress technical service manager for Eastern Canada, and Philippe Dufour, Canada sales manager.  The group was also presented with the award for the best Cobb 500FF flock, winning this for the second year in a row. 


Ranked on adjusted performance to 65 weeks of age, the company averaged 149.15 chicks / hen housed on all flocks.  Their flock in Barn 302 won the award for the best Cobb 500FF flock which averaged 150.89 chicks / hen housed adjusted to 65 weeks of age. 


”Michele and her team at Westco have consistently produced great results.  It is our pleasure to recognize this team for their outstanding performance,” said David Engel.

The Canadian awards, introduced in 2012, also recognized the best performing Cobb 500SF flock.  Couvoir Boire & Frères in Quebec won this award for the flock in Girard #2, averaging 144.91 chicks / hen adjusted to 65 weeks of age.

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