CAMPINAS, Brazil – To show their appreciation for star Ross® 308 AP breeder performance, the Aviagen® Brazil team recently held the third edition of the annual Parent Stock Award program. During a combination of face-to-face and virtual award ceremonies hosted from September to November, the team personally congratulated the nine national and regional winners, presenting them with plaques and either gold, silver or bronze roosters, depending on their reward level.
These awards are reserved for Aviagen customers who combine excellence in stockmanship, dedication and team work to optimize the genetic potential of Ross breeders. Awards are given in two categories: total eggs produced and total chicks per hen housed at 66 weeks of age, and are based on results from 2020 flocks.
And the winners are...
The national winners in the “Total eggs per hen housed” category were:
|Gold 1st||Grupo Alvorada||218.9|
|Silver 2nd||Granja Pinheiros||217.9|
And the “Total Chicks per hen housed” national winners included:
|Gold 1st||Pif Paf||178.3|
|Silver 2nd||Pif Paf||174.8|
In addition to the national winners, Avivar, Notaro Alimentos, Grupo Neto, Pluma Cassilândia and Frango Americano were recognized at the regional level.
Leandro München, General Manager of Aviagen in Brazil, congratulated this year’s Flock Award recipients. “We applaud their accomplishments, which reflect their skillful management and resilience in the wake of a challenging year.”
"Aviagen is committed to the success of our customers, offering a bird with high genetic potential, while at the same time sharing best-practice advice and support. Our 2021 winners have shown their dedication and hard work in giving birds the outstanding care needed to maximize this potential,” added Luiz Mansano, Commercial Manager, Aviagen Brazil.
"We are proud of these top achievers who have shown impressive team work and a passion for their birds, which leads to steady improvement in health, welfare and performance, along with economic rewards for their businesses,” added Marco Aurélio Romagnole de Araújo, Manager of Technical Services, Aviagen Brazil.
Positive response from the winners
The awards were met with enthusiasm from members of the winning teams:
"We congratulate all who were part of this effort, and appreciate their attitude of continual learning that has set us on a path of ongoing improvement. This is our first time to win this award, which has inspired us to work even harder to get to the next award level,” said Luana Vasconcelos Costa, Agro-industrial Director.
"Placing second in the North, Northeast and Midwest region is extremely meaningful for our team, and has encouraged us to aspire to even greater performance heights with the Ross 308 AP breeder,” remarked Marcos Araújo Ferreira, Production Director.
"We are grateful to our employees, especially the Group of San Francisco, who show relentless devotion even in the face of difficult weather conditions. Our success is due to their commitment and team work," commented Roberto Kehl, Administrative Director.
"We have fully dedicated ourselves from day one, and pay attention to the smallest detail to ensure that chicks are given the best care for optimal development. We congratulate our team, and would also like to thank the customer service team at Aviagen,” shared André Pessamilio, Production Director.
"Being recognized by a leading company like Aviagen is of great importance to our company. We are happy with our performance, which is due to the commitment of our team,” added João Marcelo Alves, PS Production Manager.
"We work together as a team with our Aviagen representatives, who are committed to our success. Everyone involved with the project is extremely focused on the birds and our business, and they all deserve recognition. Our goal is continuous improvement, continually raising the bar on achievement,” noted Eduardo Dourado, Agricultural Manager).
"The year 2020 was marked by our great performance, which was strengthened by the commitment and diligence of our team, coupled with the expertise and support that Aviagen offers us. As a result, we were honored with six awards, two of them national. We are very happy and hope to reach even greater heights in 2022," pointed out Jardel Utzig, Industrial Director.
"We are delighted to achieve significant scores in three regional award categories, while also securing first and second place on the national podium of the Aviagen breeder awards. This demonstrates that the union between genetics and the commitment of our team can go far beyond anything imagined," according to Rodrigo Diniz, PS Production Manager for Minas Gerais State.
"Pluma is proud to reach first place in the regional awards and to have the recognition of a company that truly cares about birds. This placement not only increases our economic results, but also demonstrates the dedication and passion of our team for our birds and our company," added Diogo Garcia, Production Manager.