Canadian Poultry Magazine

Cobb Flock Awards Presented in Canada

By Cobb-Vantress Inc.   

Features Housing Research Poultry Production Production

Gary McAleer (Synergy operations manager),right, accepting the award for the top overall Cobb breeder performance in all of Canada from David Engel, Cobb Cobb-Vantress Inc.

March 21, 2016 – 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 by Cobb-Vantress technical service manager for Eastern Canada, David Engel.  The group was also presented with the award for the top chick producing Cobb 500FF flock as well as the top egg producing Cobb 500 flock in Canada 

Ranked on adjusted production to 65 weeks of age, the company averaged 150.91 chicks / hen housed on all of their flocks.  Their flock in Barn 5 won the award for the most chicks with an individual Cobb 500FF flock and shared the award for the most total eggs, averaging 159.37 chicks / hen housed and 189.9 total eggs, adjusted to 65 weeks of age.


”Gary and the team at Synergy once again showed that paying attention to the finer details of flock management will help achieve such excellent results,” said David Engel.

An award was also presented for the top Cobb 500SF flock which Couvoir Boire & Frères in Quebec won for the third year running.  The flock at Girard-1 achieved 151.26 chicks / hen adjusted to 65 weeks of age.

Sharing the award with Synergy’s B5 barn for the highest total eggs with a Cobb 500 flock was Barn      B-52 at the Pondeuses Atlantique farm in New Brunswick.  This flock produced 189.20 total eggs adjusted to 65 weeks.  

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