October 10, 2014
Louisiana poultry group cites Cobb-Vantress employee
The Louisiana Poultry Federation has presented Lifetime Achievement award to Cobb-Vantress, Inc. employee Bob Ickesfor his 20 plus years of service and dedication to the federation as well as to the poultry industry in Louisiana.
The award was presented during the federation's 5th annual convention held September 26 to 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bossier City, Louisiana.
"Most recently, Bob has been an advisor to our board of directors since 2004. Bob is definitely the 'go to' person when an officer or board member needs information or advice on federation business!"
Mr. Ickes has been with Cobb since October of 2007 and has worked throughout the poultry industry for the past 40 years. He began his career in 1974 working for J&M Farms.
Cobb-Vantressis a poultry research and development company engaged in the production, improvement and sale of broiler breeding stock.
Cobb is the world's oldest pedigree broiler breeding company. Since 1916 Cobb has grown into one of the world's leading suppliers of broiler breeding stock with distribution in 100 countries.
The company has contributed to the dynamic efficiency and growth of an industry that has transformed chicken into an economically affordable healthy protein source for many of the world's almost seven billion people.