Manor Farm is the chicken brand of Carton Brothers. and is one of the oldest family companies in Ireland dating back to 1775. The company is now in the 8th generation of the Carton family with Vincent Carton currently Managing Director.
Proud of its Irishness the company employs 650 people directly, contracts a further 150 farmers and gives indirect employment to many more throughout the 26 counties. Manor Farm is committed to this Love Irish Food campaign which will guarantee you the consumer that Irish products are kept on the shelves and will keep jobs in Ireland.
During the 1960′s Manor Farm were the first to bring the chicken as we know it today into the Ireland and laid the foundations for the chicken industry that now exists. During that period most chickens were grown in the countryside, mainly in Co. Monaghan and transported to Dublin for slaughtering. Nowadays Manor Farm – with its unique plant number IE 803 EC – has one of the most modern processing facilities in Europe producing chicken of the very highest quality every week at its home in the heart of Co. Cavan. The company supplies its Irish customers from all the major supermarkets, your local stores and butchers as well as for sale abroad.
Manor Farm is totally integrated and has control over our own feed mill, growing farms, hatchery and production plant- all here in Ireland. Indeed the production plant at Shercock has recently completed a major €13m overhaul and is now one of the most modern and sophisticated in Europe.
Dedication to Quality
Consistent within Manor Farm at all times is dedication to Quality and the production of unique and very tasty chicken products from the best chicken that we ourselves produce.
The company prides itself on the number of Awards consistently achieved down the years and continues to invest heavily in quality assurance through its highly trained quality assurance personnel and quality systems. The range of products we produce within the company is enormous catering for every customers need. Indeed the New Product Development Team is constantly producing many new winning products currently on sale today.
Among the many awards we have are:
- Overall National Hygiene & Food Safety Winner 2008
- ISO 22000 – first poultry plant in Ireland to get this accreditation
- ISO 9001 2000
- B.R.C. issue 4 higher level
- Bord Bía quality assurance scheme on farm and processing (1st chicken company in Ireland to be accredited)
- Quality mark
- Hygiene Mark
- Winner of the supreme hygiene award within the poultry category on numerous occasions
The Manor Farm numbers are:
- 234 – number of years Carton Group has been established.
- 650 – number of Manor Farm employees.
- 150 contracted farmers.
- €168m company turnover – €137m of which is spent in the 26 counties.
- €20m – company wages & salaries.
Shercock, Co. Cavan. Ireland