SPE­CIAL AWARD NZ LIFE & LEISURE SPIRIT OF NEW ZEALAND

Turk’s Poul­try, FOX­TON

NZ Life & Leisure - - Ruth Pretty -

Turk’s Poul­try, a fam­ily-owned busi­ness, proudly raises corn-fed and corn-fed free range chick­ens on se­lect, an­i­mal-friendly farms in the Horowhenua.

The com­pany raises the chick­ens pri­mar­ily on lo­cally grown corn and then process them into qual­ity prod­ucts so that New Zealand fam­i­lies can en­joy a rich eat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, know­ing the chick­ens have been raised with care.

Turk’s is a long-es­tab­lished busi­ness which in the last 12 months has em­braced a bold new mar­ket­ing strat­egy to add value to their prod­ucts. By de­vel­op­ing a new range of in­no­va­tive mari­nades that en­hance the flavour of its

Judges’ com­ments (about Turk’s Corn- Fed Free Range Fresh But­terfl ied Chicken Sriracha Chilli & Lime) “Mouth-wa­ter­ingly de­li­cious and suc­cu­lent. The chicken fl avour is en­hanced by the mari­nade but not over­pow­ered so very well bal­anced. An in­no­va­tive ap­proach that tastes great with clean, fresh fl avours.”

corn-fed free range chicken meat and by in­tro­duc­ing smart new pack­ag­ing, they are open­ing up ex­cit­ing mar­ket op­por­tu­ni­ties and grow­ing sales rapidly.

Staff wel­fare is para­mount and their poli­cies to ex­ceed min­i­mum wage, of­fer coun­sel­ing ser­vices, fund em­ploy­ees in vol­un­teer com­mu­nity work such as fire­fight­ing, as­sist ha­lal-cer­ti­fied em­ploy­ees with visa ap­pli­ca­tions and en­roll all pro­cess­ing staff for NZQA Level 3 qual­i­fi­ca­tions were noted by the judges.

Turk’s Corn-Fed Free Range Fresh But­ter­flied Chicken Sriracha Chilli & Lime earned a gold award and scored one of the high­est over­all scores.

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Sil­ver medals were also awarded to: Turk’s Corn- Fed Free Range Fresh But­ter­flied Chicken Filipino Pi­noy BBQ, Turk’s Corn- Fed Free Range Fresh Whole Chicken and Turk’s Corn- Fed Free Range Fresh Chicken Nibbles.

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