Golden Comb awards

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The an­nual Golden Comb Awards, to hon­our Cobb cus­tomers by recog­nis­ing out­stand­ing achieve­ments in Broiler, Hatch­eries and Breeder cat­e­gories has be­come one of the big­gest events in the in­dus­try’s cal­en­dar.

With a fit­ting theme, “White with a hint of Red” - to re­sem­ble the prod­uct of Cobb - The Golden Comb Awards for 2015 was held in May, at the up­beat Fire and Ice Protea Ho­tel, Men­lyn (Pre­to­ria). Equipped with noth­ing but their vo­cal cords, the amaz­ingly tal­ented acapella group, Navi Redd kept the crowd en­ter­tained. An evening of good food, flow­ing wine and riv­et­ing en­ter­tain­ment, cer­tainly an en­joy­able event for all.

Pro­duc­tion data from all over South Africa was col­lected, an­a­lysed and col­lab­o­rated to select the su­pe­rior per­form­ers. Theo Bezuiden­hout, (Tech­ni­cal and Sales Man­ager Cobb SA), high­lighted the no­table in­crease in de­mand for Cobb over the last fif­teen years – thank­ing the loyal cus­tomers for their con­tin­u­ous sup­port.

Both the par­ent stock and Broiler re­sults im­proved again year on year, em­pha­siz­ing that Cobb is the most bal­anced breed in the mar­ket.

Best Breeder Flock Per­for­mance more than 15 000 pul­lets placed – Koster Breed­ers (Flock KS02)

FLTR, Steph von Walt­sleben (Breeder Tech Ad­vi­sor Cobb SA), Wes Sch­wimm­bacher (Agri­cul­tural Di­rec­tor Cobb SA), Ru­dolph Loest (Ea­gles Pride – Koster Breed­ers), Theo Bezuiden­hout (Tech­ni­cal & Sales Man­ager Cobb SA)

←Best Breeder Flock Per­for­mance less than 15 000 pul­lets placed – Sterk­fontein Poul­try (Flock L5F57)

FLTR: Steph von Walt­sleben (Breeder Tech Ad­vi­sor Cobb SA), Frans de Jongh (Sterk­fontein Poul­try), Wes Sch­wimm­bacher (Agri­cul­tural Di­rec­tor Cobb SA), Theo Bezuiden­hout (Tech­ni­cal & Sales Man­ager Cobb SA)

Hatch­eries pro­duc­ing more than 250 000 chicks per week – Ea­gles Pride Group of Hatch­eries

FLTR: Steph von Walt­sleben (Breeder Tech Ad­vi­sor Cobb SA), Wy­nand Schreiber (Ea­gles Pride), Wes Sch­wimm­bacher (Agri­cul­tural Di­rec­tor Cobb SA), Al­bert Be­necke (Ea­gles Pride), Salie Co­ertze (Ea­gles Pride), Theo Bezuiden­hout (Tech­ni­cal & Sales Man­ager Cobb SA)

→ Best Broiler Per­for­mance less than 300 000 broil­ers per cy­cle – Pi­rates cy­cle 126 for Sov­er­eign Foods → Best Broiler Per­for­mance more than 300 000 broil­ers per cy­cle – Lo­erie cy­cle 122 for Sov­er­eign Foods

FLTR: Brendan Graaf (Broiler Tech Ad­vi­sor Cobb SA), Wes Sch­wimm­bacher (Agri­cul­tural Di­rec­tor Cobb SA), JG le Roux (Sov­er­eign Foods), Theo Bezuiden­hout (Tech­ni­cal & Sales Man­ager Cobb SA)

← Best group Broiler Per­for­mance for the year was awarded to Sov­er­eign Foods

FLTR: Steph von Walt­sleben (Breeder Tech Ad­vi­sor Cobb SA), Brendan Graaf (Broiler Tech Ad­vi­sor Cobb SA), Wes Sch­wimm­bacher (Agri­cul­tural Di­rec­tor Cobb SA), JG le Roux (Sov­er­eign Foods), Theo Bezuiden­hout (Tech­ni­cal & Sales Man­ager Cobb SA)

← Hatch­eries pro­duc­ing less than 250 000 chicks per week – Cale­don Hatchery

FLTR: Steph von Walt­sleben (Breeder Tech Ad­vi­sor Cobb SA), Heiko van der Merwe (Cale­don Hatchery), Wes Sch­wimm­bacher (Agri­cul­tural Di­rec­tor Cobb SA), Theo Bezuiden­hout (Tech­ni­cal & Sales Man­ager Cobb SA)

The Cobb team would like to con­grat­u­late all the award win­ners on their out­stand­ing per­for­mances.

Dur­ing the evening Wes Sch­wimm­bacher (Agri­cul­tural Di­rec­tor Cobb SA) in­tro­duced the Cobb team: Kobus Barnard (Agri­cul­tural Man­ager), Theo Bezuiden­hout (Tech­ni­cal and Sales Man­ager), Steph von Walt­sleben (Breeder Tech­ni­cal Ad­vi­sor), Brendan Graaf (Broiler Tech­ni­cal Ad­vi­sor) and Willem De Lange (Cobb Plan­ning Man­ager).

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