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Welcome to Packington Free Range

At Packington Free Range, we have a simple philosophy: what’s good for our pigs, chickens and the land will naturally be good for us and better for our customers.

It’s this simple philosophy that enables us to produce the most succulent, richly flavoured meat, often lost in today’s intensive farming methods. We know you’ll enjoy it.

Passion, Respect & Excellence

We believe our family run, free range business has prospered over the last 80 years as a direct result of the three watchwords that stand as pillars of our operation and that help set us apart. It’s our relentless drive for passion, respect and excellence that has allowed us and the generations before us to grow and flourish into the business we are today.
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OUR VALUES

To balance profitable farming in harmony with our environment.

To keep sustainability at the forefront of our farming practices.

To be at the forefront of agricultural development and scientific know-how.

Develop our family business whilst putting back into the community.

To be proud of all that we do.

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Pip & Sal’s Kitchen

When you’re a part of a farming family, you can’t avoid getting involved in the early mornings and late nights. So, it’s no wonder that Alec’s wife Philippa and Rob’s wife Sally are both keen supporters of the Packington Free Range values. They’ve become passionate about getting the most out of the pork and chicken Alec and Rob bring home, so here’s a few interesting and imaginative recipes direct from their kitchens.

Click on the images below to view the cooking instructions.

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On the fifth day of Christmas...

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

While industry awards are all very nice and flattering, there's nothing quite as valuable to us as a happy customer! That's why it means so much to us when you get in touch to give us feedback on our products. It's one of our favourite things about January. With the festive period over, it's such a great feeling coming back to work to an inbox full of thanks and gratitude. It really does mean the world to us, and pushes us to drive excellence for you our customers, year on year!

#christmas #adventcalendar #farming #freerange #poultry #cockerels #turkeys
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On the fifth day of Christmas...

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

While industry awards are all very nice and flattering, theres nothing quite as valuable to us as a happy customer! Thats why it means so much to us when you get in touch to give us feedback on our products. Its one of our favourite things about January. With the festive period over, its such a great feeling coming back to work to an inbox full of thanks and gratitude. It really does mean the world to us, and pushes us to drive excellence for you our customers, year on year!

#christmas #adventcalendar #farming #freerange #poultry #cockerels #turkeys

On the fourth day of Christmas...

Meet Our Poultry Farmer

I’m Alec Mercer. My family has been farming in the heart of rural Staffordshire since 1930. Alongside my brother, Robert, who farms our pigs, we have a lifetime of working knowledge, passed down from our father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

It’s this familiarity with the land, that’s helped develop our traditional free range approach to rearing our animals, and passion to provide low-density, environmentally sound and welfare-orientated farms.

#christmas #adventcalendar #poultry #freerange #farming #meetthefarmer #family
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On the third day of Christmas...

OUR FREE RANGE BRONZE TURKEYS

We took the decision to begin rearing Free Range Bronze Turkeys in 2018, after increasing demand from our customers.

As with all our Poultry, it is imperative to us that our Bronze Turkeys are reared to the same high standards you’ve come to expect from Packington Free Range.

We receive our chicks from award-winning breeder Paul Kelly, of Kelly Bronze. Taking them as day-old chicks ensures we are responsible for the welfare of the birds for their entire lives.

The turkeys are reared outside and have access to our fields of traditional English pasture, as well as having shelter and protection from foxes from our polytunnels.

We rear the turkeys to an age at which we know maximises the flavour of the bird. Once ready, they are processed in state of the art facilities which are all BRC accredited, and then packaged into individual branded boxes for your convenience, complete with tips and cooking instructions.

We were awarded a Great Taste one star award for our turkeys, earlier this year, something we are incredibly proud of in our first year of rearing.

#christmas #adventcalendar #christmasdinner #freerange #farming #poultry #bronzeturkey
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On the third day of Christmas...

OUR FREE RANGE BRONZE TURKEYS

We took the decision to begin rearing Free Range Bronze Turkeys in 2018, after increasing demand from our customers. 

As with all our Poultry, it is imperative to us that our Bronze Turkeys are reared to the same high standards you’ve come to expect from Packington Free Range. 

We receive our chicks from award-winning breeder Paul Kelly, of Kelly Bronze. Taking them as day-old chicks ensures we are responsible for the welfare of the birds for their entire lives.

The turkeys are reared outside and have access to our fields of traditional English pasture, as well as having shelter and protection from foxes from our polytunnels.

We rear the turkeys to an age at which we know maximises the flavour of the bird. Once ready, they are processed in state of the art facilities which are all BRC accredited, and then packaged into individual branded boxes for your convenience, complete with tips and cooking instructions.

We were awarded a Great Taste one star award for our turkeys, earlier this year, something we are incredibly proud of in our first year of rearing.

#christmas #adventcalendar #christmasdinner #freerange #farming #poultry #bronzeturkey

🎉🎄🐓⭐️ WIN CHRISTMAS ⭐️🐓🎄🎉

We’re giving away one of our award-winning Packington Free Range Cockerels to one lucky follower! And, because we’re brimming with Christmas spirit this year, we’re also throwing in a £50 Marks & Spencer gift card to cover the cost of the rest of your family Christmas dinner!!

To be in with the chance of winning Christmas, just ”Like 👍” our page and tag five friends you think would love Packington Free Range, in the comments below. We’ll announce the lucky winner on 12th December.

Please note: The winner must be available to collect their cockerel from our Farm Gate Christmas collection in Barton Under Needwood, Staffordshire, on Tuesday 24th December, between 9am-12 noon. The gift card will be posted out as soon as the winner is announced.

Good luck!

#competition #winchristmas #christmasdinner #cockerels #freerange #farming
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🎉🎄🐓⭐️ WIN CHRISTMAS ⭐️🐓🎄🎉

We’re giving away one of our award-winning Packington Free Range Cockerels to one lucky follower! And, because we’re brimming with Christmas spirit this year, we’re also throwing in a £50 Marks & Spencer gift card to cover the cost of the rest of your family Christmas dinner!!

To be in with the chance of winning Christmas, just ”Like 👍” our page and tag five friends you think would love Packington Free Range, in the comments below. We’ll announce the lucky winner on 12th December. 

Please note: The winner must be available to collect their cockerel from our Farm Gate Christmas collection in Barton Under Needwood, Staffordshire, on Tuesday 24th December, between 9am-12 noon. The gift card will be posted out as soon as the winner is announced. 

Good luck!

#competition #winchristmas #christmasdinner #cockerels #freerange #farming

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Fabulously Festive giveaway. Merry Christmas! Lisa Shepherd Lisa Watson Angela Cringle Lorraine Nancarrow Kerry Copp Chapman

Ooh lovely! X Amy Bailey Paul Bailey Stu Sage Sadley Frederick Booth Joan Sadley x

This would be lovely Eric sadley stephen sadley ellie Sadley Judith sadley stuart sadley

Merry Christmas! Rob Pritchard Abi Pritchard Stuart Ledson Perry Faye Melissa Dean Travers x

Matt Bambury Holly McCann John Jones Sian Hobbins Andrew Hobbins. Happy Cockerels! 🎄

How lovely!!!! Doreen Elmore Darren Elmore Tom Elmore Shirley Whetnall Rachael Louise Elmore

Proud to support British agriculture Helen Sutton Helen Pugh Alice Burgoyne Christine Ingram Lottie Thompson

This would help feed the twenty odd guests coming for Xmas day Chris Bunker, Linda Mather, Sian Phillips, Callum Phillips, Jack Phillips xxx

Lisa Hall Lisa Clements Dawn Johnson David Jeynes Lee Watkinson from the piggy farm 😍😍

Kerri Lee Mayo Rachel Hodson Edwards Kelly Cooke Emma Jane Simmonds Glenis Wilkinson Leah Wilkinson xx

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On the first day of Christmas...🎄

PROVENANCE: Our chicks arrive on the farm in small groups at just one day old. This means we’re responsible for each chicks’ welfare for their entire life and can ensure full provenance for every bird we rear.

Our chicks are initially housed in special sheds that have plenty of warm bedding, heating and good ventilation. As the birds grow, the heater is turned down to ensure they become strong and able to adjust to the weather conditions outside.

At about three weeks old, once the birds are strong enough, the shed doors are opened and the birds are free to roam on the range to their heart’s content. In the evening our farmer rounds up the birds from our 200 acres of English pasture and brings them back into the safety of the sheds to protect them from night predators such as foxes.

#freerange #poultry #farming #christmas #cockerels #adventcalendar #december
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On the first day of Christmas...🎄

PROVENANCE: Our chicks arrive on the farm in small groups at just one day old. This means we’re responsible for each chicks’ welfare for their entire life and can ensure full provenance for every bird we rear. 

Our chicks are initially housed in special sheds that have plenty of warm bedding, heating and good ventilation. As the birds grow, the heater is turned down to ensure they become strong and able to adjust to the weather conditions outside. 

At about three weeks old, once the birds are strong enough, the shed doors are opened and the birds are free to roam on the range to their heart’s content. In the evening our farmer rounds up the birds from our 200 acres of English pasture and brings them back into the safety of the sheds to protect them from night predators such as foxes. 

#freerange #poultry #farming #christmas #cockerels #adventcalendar #december

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HELLO ALEC & TONY

How old do they get ? I know organic standards are 70days and some go up to 84 days. How old do your birds get ?

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