Ross 140 Club membership on the rise in Balkan countries
EDINBURGH, Scotland. – Aviagen® Kft is proud to welcome Serbian producers Aviprom 2011 doo and Robins doo as the latest members of its Ross® 140 Club.
Aviagen Kft awards membership to farmers who, through dedication and excellence in stockmanship, demonstrate a breeder output of at least 140 chicks per hen housed (hh) at 60 weeks. Aviprom 2011 achieved 147.2 chicks/hh with its first Ross 308 parent stock flock ever, while Robins has advanced its record of 150.7 chicks/hh in 2017 to 156.3 in 2018.
Aviagen Kft introduced the Ross 140 Club in 2014, and membership has now grown to eight members in the Balkans, four of them in Serbia alone; however, this number may still rise, as 2018 results are not yet all finalized.
At a ceremony on Dec. 27, 2018, Aviagen Kft’s Regional Technical Manager Dejan Bosanac rewarded representatives from both companies.
Dejan shares that Aviagen Kft plans to make the award ceremony a yearly event. Beyond recognizing the dedication of the winners, he sees the event as a forum to exchange ideas, strengthen relationships and plan for the future.
“The get-together enabled us to gather and review last year’s work while awarding our two winning companies for exceptional results. Our Ross 140 Club is special. Not only does it demonstrate the genetic potential of our product, but, most importantly, the Club showcases the hard work our customers put into achieving top results. All parts of a company play a part – from farms to hatchery to veterinary and feed mill departments; everybody must work precisely and together to achieve these award-winning results. Once again I congratulate Robins and Aviprom 2011 and hope to see them achieve even more in the coming years.”