Pilgrim’s Pride Chattanooga Wins Cobb-Vantress Regional Performance Award

Monday, March 7, 2016
Doug Nofsinger of Pilgrims Chattanooga, on left, with Rory DeWeese of Cobb
Doug Nofsinger of Pilgrims Chattanooga, on left, with Rory DeWeese of Cobb

For the second time Pilgrims Chattanooga has won the regional performance award for the South in the annual Cobb-Vantress Sold Flock Breeder Survey. 

This survey, begun in 1994, has developed into one of the most viable measures of Cobb breeder performance and last year included data from 2,416 Cobb500 flocks totaling 43,274,567 pullets capitalized at 25 weeks, said officials.  

As the top regional performer, the Chattanooga Complex capitalized 309,798 Cobb500F pullets achieving an average of 168.58 hatching eggs/hen housed and 144.47 chicks/hen housed with an average flock sell age of 63.24 weeks.  

“It takes a total team effort to accomplish this outstanding performance, and it begins with your leadership and desire to be the best each and every day,” said Rory DeWeese, technical service representative for Cobb-Vantress.  “Doug Nofsinger and his team achieved excellent performance through a combination of hard work and paying attention to details that contribute to a good breeder program.” 

“I would like to thank my team for their hard work and dedication, and also their families for supporting them in accomplishing this goal,” said Doug Nofsinger, breeder manager of Pilgrims Pride Chattanooga. 


Employees of Pilgrims Chattanooga — Lena Hall, Doug Nofsinger, Ricky King, Jerry Edwards and Jim Callaway
Employees of Pilgrims Chattanooga — Lena Hall, Doug Nofsinger, Ricky King, Jerry Edwards and Jim Callaway


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