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Moy Park named ‘Hatchery of the Year’ at national awards

Moy Park named ‘Hatchery of the Year’ at national awards

Originally published in Poultry Business, July 2019

Moy Park has been named ‘Hatchery of the Year’ at the 2019 National Egg & Poultry Awards. The awards are organised by Poultry Business magazine and Lewis Business Media, and reward excellence in the egg and poultry sector. The judges said the hatchery was an outstanding example of using new technology to make processes more efficient.

Moy Park is one of the UK’s top 15 food companies and one of Europe’s leading poultry producers. It supplies branded and own label chicken products to leading retailers and foodservice providers throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe and is the industry leading manufacturer or organic, free-range and higher welfare chicken.

In September 2017, one year after starting with a greenfield site, Moy Park completed a ₤20 million investment in a state-of-the-art broiler hatchery at Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire, creating 55 new jobs in the area.

The new facility, which supplies 60 farms across Lincolnshire, is one of the first of its kind in Europe and hatches 2.5 million chicks per week, making it the largest single-build hatchery in the UK. Employing industry-leading technology to ensure the best possible production, animal...

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