Copas Turkeys 60th Anniversary
Sharing our Turkey wisdom from the last 50 years

Q&A


Sharing our Turkey wisdom from the last 50 years

ALL YOUR TURKEY BASED QUESTIONS, ANSWERED

WE FELT IT MADE SENSE TO DEDICATE A LITTLE SPACE ON OUR WEBSITE TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF THE MANY SNIPPETS OF TURKEY WISDOM WE’VE PICKED UP THESE PAST FIFTY OR SO YEARS.

If by chance you still have a ‘burning’ turkey based question that remains unanswered, please feel free to ask it now on turkeys@copas.co.uk.

ARE COPAS TURKEYS HAPPY? HOW ARE THEY LOOKED AFTER?

We maintain the highest standards, regarding space, diet & welfare conditions to ensure our turkeys have a healthy, happylife. Our farm, production methods & facilities are all independently inspected to guarantee this.

IS PRODUCTION MONITORED?

Unlike most seasonal producers production at our farm premises is continually monitored by the Meat Hygiene Service to guarantee food safety & licensed European-Approved Inspectors to assure production standards. We also have an independently appointed Vet on site at all times during production.

WHY ARE COPAS TURKEYS SO EXPENSIVE

Due to the labour intensive, traditional methods of production used (such as dry-plucking each turkey by hand), our turkeys take almost three times as long to rear & cost three times as much to produce as standard turkeys (please see the comparison table’ under ‘Our Turkeys’) but the result is the best turkey you can buy for your family this Christmas!

IS THERE AN INDUSTRY ‘QUALITY STANDARD’ THAT COPAS TURKEYS MEET?

Our farm is independently inspected by both PAI and SALSA auditors. We aim to exceed all farm assurance schemes & welfare standards operating in the UK, including those of the TFTA (Traditional Farmfresh Turkey Association) regarding age, diet, welfare & production. Additionally, each Copas turkey carries our very own guarantee of quality, which includes a money-back commitment in the unlikely event of dissatisfaction.

ARE THESE THE SAME BRONZE TURKEYS I HAVE BEEN READING ABOUT?

There are many different breeds of bronze-feathered turkey in the UK. We have over ten different strains of bronze-feathered turkey on our farm this year, (including birds from Kelly Turkeys hatchery, Wirral Blacks & Devon Bronze breeds) & nine strains of white. However it is not the breed alone which determines the eating quality, it is a mixture of the age, diet, welfare & most importantly, whether it has been hung or not.

HOW DO COPAS FREE RANGE ORGANIC TURKEYS DIFFER FROM COPAS FREE RANGE BRONZE TURKEYS?

Our Organic turkeys are raised & produced in the same way as our Bronze turkeys, however they have been reared on an organic cereal diet and on organically certified land in order to conform to the Organic Farmers & Growers Code.

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