Remembering Tony Barnes, former President of Cobb-Vantress, LLC.
Tony Barnes, the Englishman who helped lay the foundation for Cobb-Vantress to become one of the world’s leading poultry breeding companies, passed away on November 19, 2022 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA.
As the company’s president from 1983 to 1996, he brought the Cobb500™ broiler breeder from the UK to the United States. He also stewarded the company’s move from its original home in Concord, Massachusetts to Northwest Arkansas in 1986.
He eventually was appointed as President of Cobb Inc. and helped oversee the acquisition of Cobb-Vantress by Tyson Foods in 1994. He retired from Cobb in 1996.
A service of remembrance will take place on Monday, November 28 in Siloam Springs.