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Aviagen Kft commends latest Ross 140 Club winners in Budapest

Club recognizes hard work and dedication that leads to star breeder performance

11 November 2019, at 9:49am

Ross®customers in Hungary continue to impress with their award-winning breeder performance. Every other year Aviagen® Kft holds a special event to honor farmers whose dedication and skillful management gain them entry to the Ross 140 Club – earned only by reaching a breeder output of at least 140 chicks per hen housed at 60 weeks. This year on Oct. 3 in Budapest, 16 breeder farms representing 5 Parent Stock customers were welcomed into the Ross 140 Club; a total of 25 awards were given.

Occasion for knowledge-sharing

Aviagen takes every opportunity to share relevant and current breeding developments and management advice with its customers, and this event was no different. After a welcome by Aviagen Kft General Manager Balázs Takács, Aviagen EPI’s Head Sales Manager Henk Steenblik gave an overview of genetic improvements gained by a responsible, balanced breeding approach. Through the years, these advancements have contributed greatly to economic and environmental sustainability, as well as bird health and welfare.

Krisztina Németh, Sales Manager for Aviagen Kft, presented the winning scores and highlighted that the number of winners in Hungary increased from 3 in 2017 to five. The number of flocks above 140 chicks per hen housed also tripled.

Presenting...the winners

Aviagen CEO Jan Henriksen presented the Ross 140 Club awards to the 25 high achievers. Here are the top results for each of the 5 new Ross 140 Club members:

Customer

Farm

Chicks per hen housed

Nagisz Zrt

Tetétlen

161.4

Gallus Kft

Oroszi

156.91

Bábolna Brojler Kft

Tárkány - Ölbő I.

154.29

Baromfi-Coop Kft

Felsősima

150.5

BRO-KER-BÉT Kft

Újhartyán II. telep

147.5

Congratulations to all 16 Club winners:

Customer

Farm

Chicks per hen housed

Gallus Kft

Bakonyszombathely I

152.44

Gallus Kft

Bakonyszombathely II

147.86

Gallus Kft

Bakonypölöske I.

145.43

Gallus Kft

Oroszi

152.42

Gallus Kft

Bakonypölöske I.

147.64

Gallus Kft

Bakonyszombathely I.

152.88

Gallus Kft

Bakonyszombathely II.

151.60

Gallus Kft

Oroszi

156.91

Baromfi-Coop Kft

Székely

143.40

Baromfi-Coop Kft

Barabás

142.00

Baromfi-Coop Kft

Balkány

142.10

Baromfi-Coop Kft

Felsősima

150.50

Baromfi-Coop Kft

Gávavencsellő

142.90

Baromfi-Coop Kft

Székely

145.60

Nagisz Zrt

Tetétlen

146.10

Nagisz Zrt

Hajdúszovát

141.30

Nagisz Zrt

Tetétlen

140.30

Nagisz Zrt

Hajdúszovát

140.50

Nagisz Zrt

Tetétlen

161.40

Nagisz Zrt

Hajdúszovát

153.20

BRO-KER-BÉT Kft

Újhartyán II. telep

147.50

BRO-KER-BÉT Kft

Újhartyán III. telep

146.20

Bábolna Brojler Kft

Tárkány - Ölbő I.

154.29

Bábolna Brojler Kft

Tárkány - Újölbő

152.79

Bábolna Brojler Kft

Tárkány - Gulyakút

147.17

Balázs took pride in congratulating the new Club members: “It is my pleasure to recognise our customers who achieve top performance with their Ross 308 flocks. These results are the highest ever reached by our Hungarian PS customers, and their accomplishments will undoubtedly inspire farmers throughout the country.”

Péter Bárány, General Manager of Baromfi-Coop Kft, gave his impression of the achievements from a customer’s perspective. “Our targets will soon be 150 to 160 chicks per hen housed and an EPEF above 500. Ten years ago these results would be considered an out-of-reach dream target – but now they are becoming reality.”