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About Cobb Europe

Cobb Europe is the European subsidiary of Cobb-Vantress, Inc., an international poultry research and development company. Cobb is the world's oldest pedigree breeding farm, from 1916 we have grown into one of the world's leading suppliers. We are active in the development, production and sale of broiler breeding stock. We distribute in more than 100 countries. The headquarters of the Cobb-Vantress Inc. is located in the United States. The European headquarters in the United Kingdom (Colchester).

There are 16 separate facilities in the UK, ranging from Production Farms and the Hatchery, to the Transport Facility and our QCC Laboratory.

With about 400 enthusiastic colleagues in Europe, of which about 180 based in the UK, we work every day to feed the world of tomorrow. We are committed to continuous genetic progress, animal health, meat quality, industry-leading products and technical support. We take our mission seriously: to make high-quality proteins worldwide accessible, healthy and affordable.

Farm locations UK

Our farms are located in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk. Our Head office is in Colchester and a further office is based from Dereham in Norfolk.

We care about our animals

The health and well-being of the animals we breed, raise and distribute worldwide is our top priority. We are committed to continuous genetic advancement for animal welfare traits and animal health for the poultry we raise for our global customers now and in the future.

All our employees play an important role in ensuring the good welfare of the animals. In the daily care of our animals, we take into account the optimal conditions for feed, water, light, temperature and ventilation, so that our animals can develop and grow well. Our employees also carry out daily checks to evaluate the health and behavior of our animals. In addition, we collect a lot of data about our animals at our breeding location. Based on this data, our R&D department makes selections of animals with the best genetic and animal welfare characteristics.

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We do everything we can to protect our animals against the introduction of pathogens. Thanks to our biosecurity program with strict company hygiene rules, we offer our animals the safest possible environment. This requires many disciplines from all our employees. Are you curious what this can mean for you?

  • As Cobb employees, you are not allowed to own any avian species in your home. To be allowed to enter our farm locations, you must not have been in contact with poultry. You sign a statement for this.

  • Daily showering is part of your work at our farm locations. When you arrive at work, you start the day fresh and fruity. By taking a shower, you wash any pathogens from your body. After showering, put on your work clothes.

  • In addition, there are many other measures such as disinfecting hands, disinfecting materials, registering visitors and pest control. New employees are of course intensively supervised and trained in following the biosecurity program.