Meet a Producer
Producers come to us and stay with us for the long term.
Richard Pearson, Head of Agriculture at Chippindale Foods, says: “We do invest a lot of time and effort in helping our new producers get up and running and that’s because we want them to be with us for a very long time. The partnerships we have with our farmers are quite unique in the industry and that’s something we’re extremely proud of.”
Phil has been a Chippindale free range egg producer since 2009. He moved from pig farming to poultry and is now producing 15,000 eggs a day from a flock of 16,000 free range hens. Our agriculture team helped him with advice and guidance as he set up his production system, poultry shed and progressed through planning. We have continued to work closely together providing advice on choice of breed, feed, management regimes and business support.
Phil says: "I really liked the attitude of Nick Chippindale and the entire team right from day one - I could see they were a forward-thinking, growing business with a long history and strong family values.
"There was a lot to think about when I started out but I quickly realised that the most important thing is attention to detail in every aspect of egg production. Good welfare and husbandry are essential to peak performance and there are no short cuts."
Richard Pearson, Head of Agriculture at Chippindale Foods, says: "By investing time in our relationship with Phil in the early days we were able to support him in his decision making and we have continued to work together to build a long term and successful partnership."
Mike started working with Chippindale Foods in 2008 when he took the decision to establish himself as a new free range egg producer.
Mike says: “Chippindale have been incredibly supportive from advising me on the initial setup of my first unit to the day to day management of my flocks. I received superb and well balanced advice to maximise profitability, which has been integral to the success of my flocks.”
Mike has found that by being able to talk openly and honestly to our team about his ambitions and challenges, he has developed the confidence to expand his free range poultry business.
“Chippindale Foods always try their hardest to maximise producer returns offering excellent egg prices at all times, especially supporting us through the hardest times with prices much higher than the average. They understand that profitability has to be right through the supply chain.”