Turkish poultry farm attains top breeder performance with Ross 308 birds
EDINBURGH, Scotland. – Turkish poultry processor Gedik Piliç has earned membership into the Ross® 145 Club, reaching an impressive parent stock (PS) output of 164.8 chicks per hen housed at 60 weeks with a flock at its Ahmetler farm. Club membership requires breeder results of at least 145 chicks per hen housed at 60 weeks.
This level of achievement is due to the commitment, skill and hard work of the Gedik Piliç team, combined with the winning performance of the Ross 308. The bird’s performance has risen year-on-year due to continual genetic progress, along with improvements in biosecurity and flock management practices, which lead to enhancement of bird health, welfare and robustness.
Members of the Aviagen® Anadolu management team recently visited Gedik Piliç headquarters to present Owner Osman Gedik and Parent Stock Manager Mehmet İlhan with their awards and personally congratulate them.
“It is an honor to receive this award from Aviagen. I would like to thank our breeder staff, the hatchery manager, the factory feed manager and the Ross technical team members for helping us to uncover the potential in the Ross 308 bird and in achieving this performance,” commented Mehmet.
“This award is recognition for Gedik Piliç’s commitment to continuous improvement and highlights the genetic potential of Ross 308 breeders when managed expertly by farm staff and supervisors,” remarked John McGrellis, General Manager of Aviagen Anadolu. “Customers in Turkey have shown that regular results of over 160 chicks at 60 weeks are now achievable. We wish them continued success and look forward to more and more great achievements from Gedik Piliç farms.”