EDINBURGH, Scotland. – Aviagen® Kft is extremely proud of its Ross® broiler growers. Due to their diligence and exceptional management skills, these poultry producers are reaching extraordinary heights in bird health, efficiency and performance.
To recognize their achievements, the team hosted a special awards ceremony on May 16 in Budapest. Aviagen Kft General Manager Balázs Takács, Sales Manager Krisztina Németh, Regional Technical Manager Dejan Bosanac, and Marketing Assistant Barbara Bóka were honored to congratulate the 19 esteemed Ross producers and welcome them to the Ross 420 Club. Membership in this exclusive club is reserved for broiler farmers who achieve a European Performance Efficiency Factor (EPEF) score of 420 or higher.
The awards ceremony also provided an opportunity to share the latest knowledge on a topic of utmost importance: “Biosecurity in times of Avian Influenza (AI).” Dr. Zoltán Marton, Senior Poultry Specialist Veterinarian from Aviagen’s Global Technical Operations, gave his insight on the latest advancements and best practices to protect flocks from the risk of AI.
Welcome Ross 420 Club winners…
The top winners were Johannes Strohmayer, who achieved an exceptional 481 EPEF in the category of broiler growers with flocks less than 100,000, while Novobird Kft scored 450 EPEF, making them the highest achiever for flocks more than 100,000. (All flocks were depleted in 2022.)
Meet the new Aviagen Kft Ross 420 Club members:
|Flocks <100,000 birds||Flocks >100,000 birds|
|Böszörményi Baromfifeldolgozó Kft/ Csillag telep||425||Birdcage Kft||427.00|
|Empire Kft.||442||Birdcage Kft||438.00|
|Empire Kft.||447||Birdcage Kft||439.00|
|Farm Agroker Kft||432||Birdcage Kft||441.00|
|Felsőteleki Parasztgazdaság Kft||429||Bordás Ferenc||433.98|
|Felsőteleki Parasztgazdaság Kft||429||Bordás Ferenc||448.34|
|Felsőteleki Parasztgazdaság Kft||435||Novobird Kft.||429.00|
|Felsőteleki Parasztgazdaság Kft||441||Novobird Kft.||450.00|
|Felsőteleki Parasztgazdaság Kft||444||Szalai László||428.16|
|FP-Bestbird Kft||430||Szalai László||449.92|
|Szabó Családi Gazdaság||420|
|Szabó Családi Gazdaság||421|
|Szabó Családi Gazdaság||435|
“We congratulate the many new members of the Ross 420 Club and together celebrate their achievements. 2022 was ridden with many difficulties, such as a war, high feed prices and fluctuating energy costs. However, due to the tremendous effort and skill of these growers, we are seeing continually strong performance,” commented Balázs. “We applaud their dedication to excellence, and thank them for their hard work. They are an example to their colleagues throughout the industry of the achievements possible with the Ross 308 broiler.”
“We take great pride in becoming a member of the Ross 420 club. Our success is a testament to the commitment of our leadership, our innovative flock management practices developed over 33 years, and the winning attitudes of our farm leaders. These advantages, combined with the excellent genetic traits of the Ross 308 bird and our high-quality feed all play a role in helping us to reach greater results with each passing year,” expressed István Farkas, General Manager of Novobird Kft.