Turkey farm joins Q Guild

The Q Guild has welcomed poultry producer Caldecott’s as its newest corporate member. 

Three generations of the Caldecott family have farmed in Whythall, Worcestershire, since the 1930s when the company began rearing turkeys for the Christmas market.

Today, the company produces around 60,000 turkeys annually, plus 150,000 free-range chickens.

“We are a compassionate, caring farming family who want only the very best for our birds,” said owner Robert Caldecott. “No growth promoters or additives are used, there is full traceability and a mix of modern and traditional methods guarantees the finest quality poultry.

“We have been keen to join the Butchers Q Guild for some time following a year-on-year increase in the number of Guild members we now supply. We are 100% supportive of the retail butcher and independent wholesaler, and always will be.

“We have made a 100% commitment to our customers that we will only supply retailers direct whether purchasing from us or one of our appointed distributors.”

The Robert Caldecott Celebration Turkey range covers free-range bronze turkeys and white barn-reared birds, both available in 4kg and 16kg weight ranges. They come in either multi-boxes or two to four birds per box, or individually boxed. Turkey crown, butterfly and saddle cuts are also available.

The chicken is marketed under the Cotswold Free Range Chicken by Robert Caldecott brand and is available by the case as naked, trussed or tray-wrapped. Chicken breast, wings and legs are also available, while the Robert Caldecott Celebration Cockerel brand is available at Christmas in 2.5kg and 5.5kg weight ranges.

“We warmly welcome Caldecott’s to the Q Guild fold,” said the organisation’s manager Gordon Newlands. “The Guild is extremely well served by reputable poultry sector suppliers, who, like our butchery members, maintain a pedigree based on quality, customer service and value for money.”

The Q Guild now has 41 corporate members, all of which have access to the national membership of 116 independent butchers across the nation.

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