EMEA Technical Webinar Series

We are committed to supporting you and providing technical expertise and recommendations, even when we may not be able to be with you in person. The Cobb Europe webinars hosted by the EMEA region are led by our global team of experts and are intended to provide insights and recommendations across a vast spectrum of topics from nutrition to processing.

This latest series covers three key topics; Ventilation, Hatchery, & Health

April 2021  May 2021  June 2021 

  • Tuesday April 20, 2021

    Warm weather ventilation

    1:00 PM GMT

    Understanding heat stress and how birds cool themselves, tunnel ventilation management and evaporative cooling fundamentals.

    • Learn the mechanism by which birds release heat. What the biggest contributor of heat to the broiler house is. How wind speed effects bird cooling and what you should look to achieve. Night time ventilation management.
    • How and when to use evaporative cooling systems to maintain productivity during hot weather as well avoiding heat stress in the birds.


    Andrew Bourne

    Broiler Specialist – World Tech Support, Cobb Vantress

    Andrew Bourne has sixteen years of poultry experience beginning in the chicken industry in South Africa where he managed a broiler breeder farm and then later three broiler units each with 300,000 birds. Andrew joined Cobb in 2005 and joined the World Technical Support team based in the United Kingdom. He moved to the U.S.A. and is providing broiler specialist advice to customers worldwide.

  • Tuesday April 27, 2021

    Effective ventilation of curtain-sided houses

    1:00 PM GMT

    Open Sided Ventilation: Correct ventilation setup and management of curtain/open sided houses during the brooding period and beyond.

    • Learn the key management areas you should aim to best control with what you have. Which areas of your housing you can look to upgrade to achieve improvements in performance.
    • Concepts of brooding chambers and how to manage curtains to best achieve air movement during cold and hot weather.


    Brendan Graaf

    EMEA Broiler Specialist, Cobb Europe

    Brendan completed his BSc Agriculture, Animal & Poultry Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal,

    Pietermaritzburg in 2011. Going on to completing his MSc in Poultry Science in 2013. He joined RCL Foods as a Management Trainee, working in the hatchery, rearing, breeder, & broiler farms. After Just a year he joined Cobb South Africa through RCL Foods providing Broiler Technical services to South Africa and Namibia. It was just recently in January 2019 that Brendan relocated to the UK to join Cobb Europe as their Broiler Specialist.

Past Webinars

Browse and watch recordings of past webinars here. These will be available for a limited time.

Cold Weather Ventilation

The importance of air inlet and circulation fan systems