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Research firm Cobb promotes poultry expert

Cobb-Vantress claims to be the world's oldest poultry breeding company

US-based poultry research firm Cobb-Vantress, Inc has promoted Dr Aldo Rossi to vice-president of research and development for the company.

Rossi has 25 years of poultry experience including 17 years with Cobb-Vantress, Inc, and was previously managing director of world quality assurance, veterinary and laboratory services for Cobb for the past four years, following a series of senior roles in the North American poultry industry. 

Dr Rossi began his career at Cargill in 1992, after receiving his doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from the University of California, Davis, focusing on poultry medicine.

Since joining Cobb in 2000, he has served in various capacities, including veterinarian for the World Technical Support Team, North American director of sales and technical service, and general manager for the North American business unit.  As general manager, in addition to his previous North American responsibilities, he was responsible for US hatcheries, grandparent and great grandparent production.
‘Ideal’ person for genetic progress goals

Cobb president Joel Sappenfield said: “Dr Rossi’s broad experience in the poultry industry and his scientific background will be a great asset in leading and directing Cobb research and development, genomic quantitative genetics, global product testing and disease management teams.

His experience makes him ideally suited to achieve our genetic progress objectives that create global competitive advantages and supports our business growth plans.

Cobb-Vantress, Inc is a poultry research and development company engaged in the production improvement and sale of broiler breeding stock. Founded in 1916, it is the world’s oldest pedigree broiler breeding company, with distribution into over 120 countries.

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