Cobb approved for 'compartment' status in U.K.

Status allows poultry breeding stock to be supplied to customers when outbreaks would normally restrict exports.

The U.K. farm and hatchery facilities that export Cobb broiler breeding stock globally have been granted "GB enhanced compartment" status — the most stringent requirements for such operations.

With the agreement of an importing country, the high standards of biosecurity within a compartment allow breeding stock to be supplied to customers when outbreaks of avian influenza or Newcastle disease in a particular country would normally restrict exports.

The approval by the U.K. A

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