The Cobb Champion awards recognise annual planet-class efficiency at breeder, broiler and hatchery level in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
A’Saffa Foods’ award-winning flock of 23,750 Cobb500 parents on the BBP-D farm peaked at 86.72 per cent and laid at more than 80 per cent for eight weeks, attaining 141.04 chicks per bird housed to 60 weeks.
The presentation took location at the A’Saffa Foods’ plant in Thumrait, Salalah and was attended by senior management personnel such as chief executive officer Dr Nasser al Maawali.
Matthew Wilson, technical solutions director for Cobb in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, stated, “A’Saffa Foods has a extended and committed history with Cobb and the Cobb500 genetic package.
“They have shown more than several years excellence in management and efficiency to attain the optimum genetic prospective from our solution.
“The association between A’Saffa Foods and the Cobb Europe management team in the Middle East continues to benefit from a trust and partnership that enables both companies to expand in the region successfully.”
Dr Maawali, CEO of A’Saffaa Foods, stated, “We would like to thank Cobb-Vantress Inc for conferring us with this coveted award.
“The parent bird (breeder) is the beginning of the back-end production value chain processes, as a healthy mother lays healthy eggs, leading to healthy broiler birds. Our winning of the prestigious Cobb Award in the Middle East region is testimony to our brand’s uncompromised quality, stringent manufacturing standards and conformity to international specifications, and will continue our commitment to achieving excellence and setting new benchmarks in all activities aimed at achieving consumer satisfaction and delight.”
A’Saffa Foods is accredited and certified by the international certifying physique TUV and has been offered the ISO 9001:2008 – Total Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2004 – Environmental Management System and HACCP – for Food Quality and Hygiene. The organization have a completely integrated feed mill, processing plant and additional processing facilities, and location 165,000 breeders a year, all Cobb500, and is also embarking on expansion plans to attain a broiler rearing capacity of eight million per cycle.
Known for generating Oman’s freshest chicken and allied goods, A’Saffa Foods has a very educated on-website healthcare team and knowledgeable scientists at their farms, who monitor the well being of the chickens every day to make sure that they are kept totally free from illness, have the proper balance of feed and water, hence making certain that the final solution that is delivered to the customer is wholesome, organic and pure.
Located in Thumrait (Oman), the A’Saffa Foods plant produces higher-top quality fresh and frozen poultry goods. One of the causes for the remote desert place of the plant in the Dhofar Governorate is to make sure that the most stringent ‘biosecurity’ measures are in location at the facility.
Placing the farms far away from human habitation, migratory bird routes and other developments enables the organization to minimise any prospective threat of contamination or illness that could effect the farms that are positioned across a 40 sq km website.
The infrastructure at A’Saffa Foods plant contains parent farms, feed mill, environmentally controlled sheds (EC Shed), hatchery, halal-certified slaughter residence, modern day (completely automated, untouched by hand) processing plant, R&D centre, illness diagnostics and feed analytical labs.
A’Saffa birds are fed with 100 per cent organic components that are also manufactured at the A’Saffa Feed mill, all all through the raising period to make sure that the chickens are wholesome and as close to organic as feasible. A’Saffa prohibits the use of chicken waste by-goods and recycled animal waste feed substitutes for feeding its birds.
Information Source: Muscat Daily