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Hubbard acquires Fulletby hatchery

European supplier of broiler breeding stock, Hubbard, has entered into an agreement to acquire Fulletby hatchery from Joice and Hill Poultry Ltd.

Joice and Hill have been contract hatching parent stock for Hubbard at the Lincolnshire hatchery for the last year.
"We have been impressed with the high quality chicks and the skilled staff at Fulletby over the past year," said Stéphane Duthoit, CEO of Hubbard, "We have built a UK farming operation and, given the rising demand for both our Hubbard Flex and organic breeds, both in the UK and abroad, it makes sense to consolidate our investment by adding a British hatchery to our expanding network."
"We have invested a lot of time and effort into equipping one of the most modern Chickmaster hatcheries in Europe at Fulletby, but with our acquisition last year of the hatchery at Eye it became necessary to find an alternative use for the Lincolnshire hatchery," said Robert Haynes, director of Joice and Hill.
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