Hubbard to buy UK hatchery

Hubbard SAS is to acquire the Fulletby hatchery from Joice and Hill Poultry. The Lincolnshire site has for the past year being contract hatching Hubbard parent stock.

“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.

“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.”

Robert Haynes, director of Joice and Hill added: “This move will provide the excellent staff at Fulletby with an international company employer, while allowing us to concentrate on the development of our main hatchery at Eye, near Peterborough into the leading supplier of egg layers in the UK’.