November 16, 2021


Cobb China Academy resumes, bringing expertise to 150 customers    


Cobb China resumed its annual Cobb China Academy in Shenyang and Qingdao, China, last month.


Cobb experts shared recommendations with 150 customers from around the country during the event.


"We are excited to resume our Cobb China Academy after nearly two years of the pandemic," said Jackson Wu, senior manager of technical service and sales for Cobb China. "As the Cobb flocks have evolved, so have our management recommendations. We prepared a lot of new information for the event, including feeding pattern adjustment, gut health and cocci control, all of which we hope will be beneficial to our customers."     


Dr. Youngho Hong, director of technical service for Cobb Asia-Pacific, joined the academy virtually along with regional veterinarian Dr. Magali Charles and nutritionist Dr. Suttisak Boonyoung.


"It is a pleasure to see our customers in China since resuming domestic travel," said Dr. Hong. "The content from Cobb China Academy helps participants with flock performance improvement and troubleshooting. As countries are loosening travel restrictions in the Asia-Pacific region, I hope to join the event in person next year."    


During the event, Cobb China presented the Cobb Champion Broiler Award to Tyson Foods China and Cargill Animal Protein (Anhui). The Cobb Breeder Award was presented to Otto & Sons (Weihai).


Last year, Tyson Foods China's broiler flock achieved an EPEF of 426.5 while Cargill Animal Protein (Anhui) achieved an EPEF of 413.5. In the sold flock year of 2021, Otto & Sons (Weihai) achieved 151.40 chicks per hen housed at 65 weeks.


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