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Cobb Broiler Grower Wins ForFarmers Award in Germany

2 February 2017, at 12:00a.m.

GERMANY - The ForFarmers 2016 ‘Farmer of the Year’ award in Germany has gone to the Stenmans family who rear Cobb500 broilers grown to 2.45 kg [5.4 lb].

They produce a total of 400,000 broilers in eight houses, receive day-old chicks from Wimex, use feed from ForFarmers and supply the processing plant at Plukon.

Close collaboration between all the suppliers is credited with helping towards the award-winning performance — average daily gain above 66.2 grams, feed conversion at 1.56 at 37 days.

The Stenmans said their aim is to produce high quality broilers: "We have the Cobb breed for its very excellent uniformity, high profitability and good technical performance. The uniformity is, I think, very strongly determined by the genetics".