Moy Park creates 55 jobs with £20m hatchery investment

Moy Park has completed a £20 million investment a new hatchery at Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire.

The new facility supplies 60 farms across Lincolnshire, and hatches 2.5 million chicks per week, making it the largest single-build hatchery in the UK. The investment has created 55 new jobs.

The facility features the latest automation techniques and energy-efficient equipment to reduce electrical energy usage by 25%, as well as employing industry-leading technology to ensure the best possible production, animal welfare, hygiene and biosecurity standards.

Janet McCollum, chief executive, Moy Park said: “Over the last number of years, we have strengthened our production capabilities and, together with our network of 800 dedicated farming partners across the UK, we have continued to develop our agriculture estate. This latest announcement builds on that success, ensuring that Moy Park continues to meet the evolving needs of customers and consumers.” 

David Gibson, director of agriculture at Moy Park, said: “This significant investment has created a world-class hatchery and will ensure Moy Park is well equipped to meet demand for locally sourced, high-quality poultry products. With technologically advanced equipment and a focus on the highest standards of biosecurity, our Newark hatchery embodies our commitment to agricultural and operational excellence.”

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