Leading poultry producer Moy Park, announces its continued support for the Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend. This free initiative, organised by the Ulster Farmers’ Union, aims to provide the public with a better understanding of the farming industry and promote awareness of food production and supply chains.
Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend will take place on Friday 16 June (for pre-registered schools), Saturday 17 June and Sunday 18 June for the public.
Twenty-one farms will open their gates and all sectors of the agri-industry, including arable, fruit and vegetable, dairy, beef, sheep, pigs, and poultry will be represented.
Moy Park’s ongoing support for Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend reflects its dedication to fostering agricultural education and awareness. By participating in this initiative, Moy Park contributes to the public’s understanding of food production, promotes local farming communities, and encourages appreciation for the vital role farmers play in our society.
Murray’s Farm near Aghalee (pictured), supplies Moy Park with fresh broiler chickens, and is one of three farms representing the poultry sector across the Weekend.
David Lawrence, Area Manager for Moy Park, expressed his excitement about the upcoming activities at Murray’s Farm, which will feature a variety of family-friendly events, farm animals, local suppliers, and delicious treats.
He said, “Moy Park has a fantastic agricultural heritage that goes back 80 years and we think our continued sponsorship of Open Farm Weekend really speaks to that. The event offers the perfect opportunity to engage the general public in all that we do across primary agriculture. We are particularly proud to be represented by Murray’s Farm in Aghalee, our trusted supplier of fresh broiler chickens. We hope everyone can take the chance to come out on the farms and engage with primary agriculture and support their local farmers and see how they put food on our table every single day.”
William Irvine, deputy president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, commended the initiative for showcasing the agricultural industry and the remarkable efforts of farmers.
He said, “One of the aims of our event is to focus on educating the public, especially those without a farming background, about food production and the workings of local supply chains. Moy Park has a prominent role as a leading poultry producer in Northern Ireland’s agri-industry and we are grateful for its continued support in raising the profile of the event and celebrating local farming families”