Did you know…
That we rear different breeds of turkey. Like all animals there are different breeds and it is the same for turkey.
We rear our own breed exclusive to Hogan’s Farm called Charlesfort Turkey.
This slow rearing turkey breed ,allows the bird the time to mature more naturally. This all benefits the life of the turkey itself and therefore makes for a better overall flavoursome and quality turkey.
This particular breed -Charlesfor Turkey, has larger breast and smaller leg formation than a normal commercial turkey. As Paul Hogan says – Think of it as “the Dolly Parton of turkey!” Sorry Dolly!
When in our Rearing Season (Jan-March for Easter, July-Dec for Christmas (Thanksgiving included) all Hogan’s Farm branded Irish turkey is reared on our own farms.
A Rearing Season you ask?
We have turkey sheds on our farm and surrounding areas, depending on the breed it can take anywhere from 16-26 weeks to rear our turkey. With only 52 weeks in the year and so much space required to rear turkeys we need to rotate our sheds whilst allowing the time to naturally ventilate, breath, clean and in the case of our free range, regrow the vegetation and grass that the birds completely wipe out.
We produce a wide range of retail everyday portions products that are available in Dunnes Stores and Spar and Eurospar stores nationwide.
- Fresh turkey breast mince
- Fresh turkey breast steaks
- Fresh turkey breast stir-fry
- Fresh turkey breast diced
- Award winning fresh butter basted turkey breast
- Fresh Turkey Burgers
- Fresh Turkey Meatballs
- Fresh Turkey Sausages
In order to fulfiil the supply gaps out of rearing season and to keep all our skilled employees in jobs throughout the year..we source fresh turkey breast meat from our approved supplier partner farms in Italy and Germany to continue to produce the portions range.
We chose Italian and German turkey breast because Fintan and Paul have visited these farms and their production operations and have gone through every aspect of the supply chain to ensure that the turkey supplied to us is not only of the very best quality but also that they come from farms and suppliers with the same ethos and animal welfare standards that we expect and adhere to. Their rearing and slaughter processes are similar to ours so we know that the meat is the best quality.
This ensures that our customers are getting the same quality they expect when they purchase a Hogans Farm product whether it’s in or out of our Irish turkey season.
For those who want to know when the product is “Irish” reared by us, the packaging states “Reared and Slaughtered in Ireland” and the product labels also carry the Love Irish Food Symbol, so you can easily identify when it is Irish meat and when it is not.
Our customers can be confident in Hogan’s Farm as they are assured of getting only the best quality products. This is backed up by being the most awarded turkey producer in Ireland!
Please see our award winning products page for more details.