When in Season (Easter,Thanksgiving and Christmas) all our turkey are reared and managed by us on our own farms .
All our Irish turkey is clearly marked with the Love Irish Food symbol.
For Thanksgiving and Christmas, we rear a special breed of turkey "Charlesfort Turkey ™ "that is exclusive to our farms.
Rearing turkeys is what our family has done for over 55 years, so it is something that not only we have a great knowledge of but are very passionate about.
Animal welfare is important to us and we wanted to ensure that when our customers purchase a Hogans Farm branded fresh turkey,
that they were getting the best quality of turkey.
That is why we have started to introduce more specialised breeds on our farms.
We call these turkeys - Hogans Farm Charlesfort Turkey™ Range– a very slow grown turkey breed.
What's the difference between a "normal" turkey and a Charlesfort Turkey ?
A Charlesfort Turkey is a slow rearing turkey and "normal" turkeys are not,
this means a Charlesfort turkey has more time to grow at a steady pace , at least 4 weeks more than a normal turkey.
This allows the bird to mature more naturally, it is not rushed in anyway to hit a certain weight, and this extra length in time is what gives a more quality finish and better flavour to the end product.
The breast formation of our Charlesfort™ Turkey is also different to more main stream turkey, and given that it has more time to grow , it means there is more breast meat for smaller sized (kg) bird.
Included in our Hogans Farm Charlesfort™ Turkey Selection is a range of White and Bronze turkeys.
The white turkeys are known as The Charlesfot White™ and are reared in small batches in specialised temperature controlled barns and the Bronze turkeys are known as 'The Traditional Free Range Woodland Bronze ™ Turkey better known as our Woodland Bronze™ the name given by where they are reared , wild and free out in our woodland. These turkeys can be purchased direct from our Farm Shop , online and certain butcher stockist around the country.
Other range of Seasonal products include:
- Standard White Hogans Farm turkey
- Standard white turkey crown
- Standard white Boned and Rolled whole turkey
- Standard white Breast roll
All of which are under the Love Irish Symbol and reared by us on our farms.