New Producers Sought as Egg Firm Expands
31st January 2017
The company behind the “Yorkshire” brand of locally produced free range eggs has announced plans to establish new free range egg producers across the region to meet increasing demand for its brands.
Chippindale Foods, which is based near Harrogate, is also looking to recruit existing egg producers in Yorkshire and the North East to join its supply chain.
The expansion follows the firm’s award-winning partnership with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust which has boosted its free range egg brands and led to the creation of 16 acres of bee friendly habitat on its regional poultry farms.
Richard Pearson, head of agriculture at Chippindale Foods, said: “Over the years we have developed strong and long lasting relationships with local farmers and we work very closely with them to help them maximise production and profitability.
“We have also helped many poultry farmers start up from scratch and we continue to work with them and support them,” he explained.
Chippindale Foods recently launched its Sustainable Future vision covering all areas of the business including grey water storage, the latest fuel efficient vehicles and investing £230K in solar energy at its 55,000 sg ft low carbon egg packing facility at Flaxby.
Mr Pearson said recent growth had created new opportunities for established egg producers to join Chippindale and a chance for those interested in getting started to do so with the benefit of our support and expertise.
“Our producers are an integral part of our supply chain and our partnership approach enables us to set and meet ambitious environmental and sustainability targets,” he said.
“We believe that we have a responsibility to support a more sustainable future for generations to come and we hope to find like-minded producers to be part of our growing business,” he added.