Kelly turkeys eying for US market

Paul Kelly of UK based Kelly Turkeys is planning to launch the family's Kelly Bronze turkey later this year in the USA. His sights are set on the Thanksgiving and Christmas markets in California, New York and New England with producers supplied from local hatcheries, Farmers Weekly reports.


The firm's managing director told the East Midlands Poultry Discussion Group in late 2008 that the move was a great chance to capture a slice of the most fantastic, 200m birds a year turkey market on the planet."We have explained our plans for Kelly Bronze free-range traditional farm fresh turkey to the people that matter and they are very interested.

"We have also reminded them that they pioneered New York dressed poultry at the beginning of the 20th century so there's nothing new in what we do with great success in the UK. "We have developed traditional farm fresh and now we are taking it back to where it started."

He is encouraged by the reaction of hatcheries to his plans and is confident that once deals are signed early in the New Year that hatching eggs will be flown in to start the process.


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