Hungary sees steady growth in new club members
EDINBURGH, Scotland. – Aviagen® Kft is proud of its Hungarian broiler producers, and for good reason. While 2017 saw 24 new members with 36 flocks, in 2018, the company welcomed 26 new inductees with 68 flocks into the prestigious Ross® 400 Club.
Membership is reserved for growers who, through skillful stockmanship and dedication, are able to maximize the genetic potential of Ross birds, reaching a European Performance Efficiency Factor (EPEF) of 400 or more. EPEF takes into account important performance indicators such as body weight, livability and feed efficiency.
For this latest round of awards, data was collected for broiler flocks depleted between December 2017 and November 2018. Results were taken from five feed mills (Agrifirm Zrt., Bonafarm Bábolna Takarmány Kft., MA-KA Kft., Napsugár Trade Kft. and UBM Kft.) and four hatcheries (Bábolna Brojler Kft., BroKerBét Kft., Gallus Kft., Nagisz Zrt.).
During a recent award ceremony, Aviagen Kft. General Manager Balazs Takacs, along with Krisztina Németh, Sales Manager, and Csaba Horváth, Technical Manager of the Aviagen Kft. customer support team, welcomed 70 attendees from 26 companies. The impressive EPEF scores ranged from 400.36 to the highest of 464.68, reached by Lévai Csilla. Taking second and third place respectively were Empire Kft and Bojtos-Lukács Dóra.
“The Ross 400 Club presents an excellent benchmarking tool, and for Hungary, the club tells a story of growth and success,” reports Balazs. “The team and I congratulate the winners, who are an encouragement and example to growers throughout our region.”
And the winners are...
The latest Ross 400 Club winners reported by Aviagen Kft. are:
As hatched results:
|Agroup Chicken Kft||401.80|
|Baltásné Vörös Ilona||400.80
|S-T Baromfi Kft||415.50
(small producer with fewer
than 20000 broilers)
|Varjasi Farm Kft.||425.59|
|Makra Szárnyas Kft.||405.00|
Results with males: