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September , 2022

We are all deeply saddened to hear of the death of our Queen and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family at what will be an incredibly difficult time. For the majority of people alive today across the world, we have never known anything different other than the Queen as our Head of State […]

June , 2022

With huge advances in vaccine technology, Mark Gorton looks at the path towards protection against avian influenza in the UK. Over the past six months we have seen an unprecedented number of avian influenza (AI) cases. Despite the industry’s best efforts to keep it under control millions of birds have had to be culled. Clearly […]

January , 2022

As a company, we are recognised for making small changes on the land we farm that can make a big difference to the environment immediately around us. This year has seen us planting specific seed mixtures thatprovide habitats and food sources to create biodiversity on farmland. After lengthy discussions and advice from seed providers such […]

October , 2021

Production of Christmas turkeys this year will benefit from completing the first phase of our £5 million expansion programme. The initial £2.6 million investment is aimed for the seasonal production of turkeys with two new blast chillers and a new turkey packing hall. The two new chillers, capable of chilling 20,000 turkeys a day, will […]

November , 2020

The past five months have certainly been a challenge within the farming base due to the unprecedented weather conditions. Looking back – and for the second year running – the heavy rains started way back in October and continued right through until February, adding up to some of the toughest growing conditions we’ve ever experienced. […]

May , 2020

The Middleditch family are the first of the new generation farmers diversifying their farm to grow free range chicken. David Middleditch and his son Harry have invested in the 40,000-bird enterprise to achieve a new, more secure income stream against the background of uncertain future returns from their Essex arable acres. “They have put their […]

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