Winners achieved exceptional performance with Aviagen’s Ross 708 and Ross 308 broiler breeders
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Aviagen®, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, today announced winners of the third annual Aviagen Flock Awards. Aviagen presents these awards each year to North American customers who have accomplished exceptional results with Aviagen’s exclusive Ross® 708 and Ross® 308 breeding hens. The winning scores exemplified the performance peaks achievable when the full genetic potential of Ross products is realized. In some instances, the scores were close, with recipients winning by less than one point. Customer performance was evaluated based on 2015 flock data.
“Reaching the top rung of performance requires a committed, cohesive team with advanced expertise and field experience, as well as strong leadership,” according to Randall Vickery, Aviagen’s Regional Technical Sales manager. “To get the most of Ross breeding stock, minute attention to detail and sound management practices must be applied in every phase of the production cycle.”
Aviagen’s VP of Sales Frank Dougherty adds that close cooperation between Aviagen Customer Service and its customers is also essential to reaching outstanding performance with Ross breeding stock.
“Our regional North American service teams have fostered a positive and effective way of working with their customers. These established relationships, along with customer confidence in and experience with the Ross brand, are indispensable in reaching superior results with Ross breeding stock,” remarks Dougherty.
The winning breeders achieved the highest results in three key performance areas: total eggs per hen housed, percent of total eggs hatched and number of chicks hatched per hen housed.
First and second place achievers were recognized with gold and silver awards for Ross 708, while Ross 308 winners received gold awards.
Ross 708 and Ross 308 Gold and Silver Award Winners
|1st Place||Total Eggs||Sanderson Farms, Kinston, N.C.|
|2nd Place||Total Eggs||Pilgrims, Guntersville, Ala.|
|1st Place||Hatching Eggs||Sanderson Farms, Kinston, N.C.|
|2nd Place||Hatching Eggs||Pilgrims, Guntersville, Ala.|
|1st Place||Chicks||Sanderson Farms, Kinston, N.C.|
|2nd Place||Chicks||Pilgrims, Guntersville, Ala.|
|1st Place||Hatch||Sanderson Farms, Kinston, N.C.|
|2nd Place||Hatch||ayne Farms, North Ala.|
|1st Place||Total Eggs||Keith Smith, Hot Springs Ark.|
|1st Place||Hatching Eggs||Keith Smith, Hot Springs Ark.|
|1st Place||Chicks||OK Foods, Ft. Smith, Ark.|
|1st Place||Hatch||OK Foods, Ft. Smith, Ark.|
In separate ceremonies led by Aviagen representatives, the winners of the 2015 Flock Awards were presented with an engraved crystal egg to commemorate their achievements.
Ross 708 Gold Award, Sanderson Farms, Kinston, N.C. : Total eggs, hatching eggs, chicks and hatch
708 Silver Award Pilgrims Guntersville, Ala. : Total eggs, total hatching eggs, chicks
708 Silver Award, Wayne Farms, North Alabama: Hatch
308 Gold Award, Keith Smith Farms: Total eggs and hatching eggs