Hubbard acquires Fulletby hatchery
European supplier of broiler breeding stock, Hubbard,
has entered into an agreement to acquire Fulletby hatchery from Joice and Hill
Joice and Hill have been contract hatching parent stock for Hubbard at the
Lincolnshire hatchery for the last year.
"We have been impressed with the high quality chicks and the skilled staff
at Fulletby over the past year," said Stéphane Duthoit, CEO of Hubbard, "We have
built a UK farming operation and, given the rising demand for both our Hubbard
Flex and organic breeds, both in the UK and abroad, it makes sense to
consolidate our investment by adding a British hatchery to our expanding
"We have invested a lot of time and effort into equipping one of the most
modern Chickmaster hatcheries in Europe at Fulletby, but with our acquisition
last year of the hatchery at Eye it became necessary to find an alternative use
for the Lincolnshire hatchery," said Robert Haynes, director of Joice and
Joice and Hill Poultry Ltd.
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