Kelly Turkeys starts Scottish subsidiary

Supplies of the KellyBronze turkey in Scotland are being expanded with the purchase of an Ayrshire farm within easy reach of Glasgow.

A joint venture between the Kelly and the Monk families will increase both the breeding capacity in Scotland and the production of KellyBronze turkeys for the Christmas market throughout the country, it is said.

The new company – KellyBronze Scotland – has acquired the 50-acre Magbiehill Farm, a former dairy farm near Dunlop, Stewarton, with extensive buildings that can be readily adapted for the turkeys.

Farmer Jim Monk said: “In the first year we sold 500, mostly to two butchers in Glasgow. Word spread around about the quality of the turkeys, we joined the Scottish Meat Federation and, last year, we sold almost 5,000. We’re now dealing with more than 50 butchers across Scotland and we’re looking towards 6,000 turkeys for this Christmas.”

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