Order Turkey and Goose online for Christmas

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We are  now taking orders
Hurry, numbers are limited!!!

Orders are now open for our delicious
Pasture reared traditional Goose or Bronze Turkeys for Christmas.
Simply fill out the form online to submit your Christmas order.
Order close Tuesday 16 December (or whenever we sell out).

Orders are available for 
Collection in Athenry 
See below for further details.

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Pasture reared BRONZE TURKEY
€4.65 per lb.
Weight range: 12-18lbs approx (a limited number of smaller or larger birds may be available).
You may select a weight range; Small (12-14lb), Medium (14-16lb), Large (16-18lb+) on the order form.

€5.95 per lb.
Average weight: 9-10lb.
You may select a weight range; Small (7-8lb), Medium (8-10lb), Large (10lb+) on the order form.
Please note: most of the birds will fall into the Medium weight range and we will have limited number of larger birds.

Because we rear our Turkeys & Geese slowly in small batches, availability of exact weights cannot be guaranteed. We will do our best to accommodate all requests. You will be charged only for the exact weight you receive.


6,687 farmers pay the wage of One.

The annual memberships fee of the IFA is €80,  therefore it took the membership fees of 6,687 farmers to pay the €535,0000 remuneration of its general secretary in 2013.  One of the IFA's other income streams is a voluntary levy paid by farmers on animals slaughtered & milk supplied in the country.

Therefore the more that farmers supply the more the main lobby group for farmers earn.  Is it just me or is it a bit ironic that there has been a massive push towards increasing volumes of production, particularly in milk?   

Remember all the the talk of 'Liquid Gold' at the start of this year, it hasn't quite worked out, yet the drum sounded a very loud beat from certain quarters that all would be magnificent.  Farmers are now committed financially and have to plough on regardless.  We deserve a representative group that protects our real interests, not the interests of Ireland Food Inc.

I wonder how many farmers membership fees does it take to pay the remuneration of Assistant General Secretary & Director of Operations at the IFA?

Licenced to Kill - Slaughter men an endanger species

In the past few months we have achieved full EU Approval for our on farm abattoir, this allows us to process birds for other small farmers.  Something that opens up a load of possibilities for ourselves & other farmers in our area.  We have gone against the tide a small bit on this one, the trend in recent times has been for the closure of abattoirs .  We supply direct to the consumer and needs must, this was the last piece of the jigsaw allowing us to do this.

We are very lucky to have our abattoir up and running, been able to work with the people on the ground to comply with all the food safety legislation that exists for a slaughterhouse like ours.  We have found systems that enable us to fully comply with food safety legislation and yet provide the flexibility for an operation of our size and traditional practises.  Now that we have come through the process, I keep asking myself a few questions.

Why are there so few small abattoirs like ours in operation?
Is the demand simply not there anymore?
Is our country's interpretation of the EU legislation the reason? 
What was the experience like for the farmers, butchers and slaughter men that had to close slaughterhouses that were generations in existence?
What effects has the closure of these slaughterhouses had on the food supply chain on this small island?

At this stage in the development of our food supply system it maybe that the demand is not there from farmers to slaughter and supply direct to their neighbours.  But that demand was definitely there before we adopted EU Food Hygiene & Protection of Animals at Slaughter legislation.

Slaughtering and Butchering of animals is a noble profession, which on a small scale is becoming less practised.  Maybe the consolidation of meat processing has been to the benefit of both the consumer and the farmer.  

It would be no harm to ask a few questions on this just in case we are about to lose something that both the farmer & the consumer will regret.

Licenced to Kill- Slaughter men an endanger species