Poultry International - June 2018 - 20
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Newly formed Avara takes
third spot in UK poultry sector
Avara Foods, a joint venture between Cargill UK's fresh poultry
business and Faccenda Foods, will be the third-biggest producer of
chicken in the UK.
Investments at Cargill U.K.'s fresh chicken
business have included a state-of-the-art
chiller, in operation since 2015, which can
handle up to 10,000 birds per hour. Cargil
A new name appeared in the U.K. poultry industry this year: Avara Foods, a joint venture between the
chicken, turkey and duck businesses of Faccenda Foods
and Cargill U.K.'s fresh chicken business.
Andy Dawkins, Avara Foods'
chief executive, says that through
investment, development and
growth, the new company will be
established as a trusted leader in
fresh food. Avara Foods
The 50/50 shared ownership business processes
more than 4 million birds per week and is thought to be
the U.K.'s third-largest producer of chicken.
Avara brings together Faccenda's laying and breeding farms, hatcheries, two feed mills, grow-out facilities
and six poultry processing facilities, employing 3,600
people, along with its duck and turkey business, with
Cargill's laying and breeder farms, hatcheries, a feed
mill, grow-out facilities and its three poultry processing
facilities, employing 2,500 staff.
Faccenda Foods Managing Director Andy Dawkins
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