Aviagen North America Honors Star Breeder Performance with 2020 Flock Awards


Aviagen® customers in the United States continue to impress with their stellar breeder performance. Aviagen recently  recognized these top achievers with the 2020 Flock Awards. The awards are given to Ross® poultry producers who are able to optimize the genetic potential of their  Ross breeders by applying excellence in animal husbandry combined with team  work and dedication. The winners were presented with an engraved crystal egg and
personally congratulated by Aviagen North America representatives.

Categories of excellence

Here are the top four Flock Award categories, which are based on 2020 flock results.

(The broiler breeders include the Ross 708 and Ross 308, and the Ross 308 AP is a
new category for this year.)
-Top Egg Producer represents the highest number of eggs output per hen
housed to 65 weeks
-Top Hatching Eggs is the largest number of hatching eggs per hen housed
to 65 weeks
–Top Chicks awards the most chicks produced per hen housed to 65 weeks
-Top Hatch recognizes the greatest hatchability (based on a percentage) to 65

To be considered for a Flock Award, a farm complex must send in all records of
depleted flocks for the previous year, with a minimum requirement of six flocks.

According to Aviagen North America President Marc de Beer, the goal for the Flock
Award program is twofold: “To encourage growers throughout the region by showing
them the breeder performance that is possible with Ross birds, and to provide
customers with a helpful benchmarking tool. We are immensely proud of their
accomplishments, and look forward to helping our customers achieve continued

“We congratulate these high achievers, who are a shining example to the entire
industry of the breeder performance that is possible through hard work, commitment,
attention to detail and a true passion for what they do,” added Frank Dougherty, Vice
President of Sales for Aviagen North America.

Randall Vickery, Regional Technical Manager for Aviagen North Amerca, also
commented, “We are thrilled to honor our 2020 Flock Award recipients, who
represent the best of the best in the U.S. market. Our dedicated service teams work
hand-in-hand these high achievers, as well as our valued customers throughout
North America, providing management advice and support to champion their

2020 Flock Award winners

A big congratulations to the 2020 Ross 708, 308 and 308 AP Flock Award recipient,
many of whom are repeat winners from 2019: