July 15, 2010
Major investments in Cobb's UK poultry facilities
Cobb Europe is investing almost GBP3 million (US$4.59 million) in the redevelopment of one of its UK facilities for producing grandparent breeding stock.
Work had already begun on completely rebuilding the farm in Norfolk, with the first chicks scheduled to arrive in the state-of-the-art housing in November and the project completed in February 2011, according to Cobb.
According to Cobb marketing manager Euan Meldrum, the investment will provide the highest welfare and biosecurity standards for producing breeding stock for distributors across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Meldrum added that the company should also be able to expand the farm's output by around 15% to meet the increasing demand for Cobb chickens.
The project on the existing 2.5 hectare site includes six new breeding houses, new feed units, transfer buildings, egg store and administration facilities.