We believe that the only way for independent retailers to compete is to offer significantly different & higher quality products. We support them exclusively, by not supplying any multiple retailers, nor making our product available under any other name.
Our facilities are custom-built for our traditional methods of production & fully licensed by the MHS. We also have accreditation from SALSA, the TFTA and OF&G, providing both you & your customers with the highest levels ANIMAL WELFARE & FOOD SAFETY assurance.
We understand that to retain your local reputation as a purveyor of premium produce, it is imperative to source & stock the finest quality goods. Whilst a number of our customers offer Copas Turkeys exclusively, others prefer to position our turkeys as the top tier in their festive range, ensuring that even their most discerning foodie customers are kept happy.
Uniquely for a seasonal producer, Copas Turkeys have all the product consistency, assurance & traceability you'd expect from a premium year round red meat producer. And if this wasn’t enough, our turkey team offer full support (including sales tips & marketing materials!) at your busiest time of year, allowing you to enjoy a truly STRESS FREE Christmas.
We work hard to retain our luxury presence nationwide via a caring, customer-focused independent sector & are always looking for new stockists to fill in the ‘gaps’ where we are experiencing demand. If you would consider yourself one of Britain’s best butchers, farm shops, deli’s or food halls, we would love to hear from you. Or if there is someone you think we should be talking to, please LET US KNOW.
Although over 50 years experience in our field counts for a lot, Christmas & poultry are two high-risk arenas, which is why we call upon impartial advisors & inspectors to provide us with some extra eyes & ears on the ground.
|High Welfare||Founding members of the TFTA (Traditional Farmfresh Turkey Association) - the only assurance scheme in the UK assuring farmfresh production. Our farm is independently inspected according to their Codes of Practice regarding age, diet, welfare & production.|
|Food Safety||SALSA (Safe & Local Supplier Approval) accreditation – inspecting our standards of product safety, legality & quality & the provision of due diligence.|
|Food Hygiene Standards||Our processing facilities are fully approved by the FSA (Food Standards Agency). We have an OVS (Official Veterinary Surgeon) on site for the duration of production, to check the health & welfare of our turkeys & ensure we meet all Food Hygiene regulations.|
|Organic Certification||The raising & production of our Free Range Organic flocks is certified through OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers).|
|Product Consistency||Our unique state-of-the-art facilities were purpose-built for traditional farmfresh production (unusual for a seasonal producer!) & is the only one of its kind in the UK.|
|Bio Security||We maintain the highest levels of bio security at all times & in addition, seasonal production means our farm is free of all poultry for 4mths every year.|
Providing the very best animal welfare, product quality & service sits at the very heart of all that we do, giving you full assurance & support at your busiest time of year.
|Highest Possible Quality||Ensuring great feedback & ecstatic customers.|
|Weight Accuracy||We have more turkey breeds on our farm than any other commercial grower in the UK, to ensure availability of fully mature turkeys in all weight categories.|
|Convenience||Palletised orders are delivered in cold chain, immediately prior to Christmas.|
|Minimal Handling||Each turkey is provided oven ready & individually boxed, complete with personalised labels bearing your shop name, weight in kg, retail price & barcode.|
|Premium Packaging||A beautifully boxed, easy to stock, ‘independent sector only’ brand that customers love & trust in equal measure.|
|Sales Support||Including help & advice with all aspects of your order.|
|Marketing Support||Free-of-charge promotional materials for use in your shop.|
|National PR Activity||We attend consumer exhibitions, list you on our website & work hard on our profile, helping to generate new customers for your business.|
We only opt for traditional turkey breeds from specialist British hatcheries, as these grow at a natural pace & allow us to maintain a natural, compatible diversity within our flocks.
Our turkeys enjoy an oat-rich, nutritionally-balanced, natural cereal diet that’s ethically sourced & completely free of growth promoters or other nasties.
Our experienced husbandry team is led by Steve who has worked with Copas Turkeys for over twenty years.
During the day, our Free Range Bronze & Free Range Organic turkeys are truly free-range, which means they stroll around our cherry orchards & grass meadows taking in the fresh air as soon as they’re old enough (usually six weeks old) & not just for a few weeks towards the end of their lives. Due to their long (& happy!) lives, Copas Turkeys are wandering around outside well before most cheaper alternatives have even hatched!
Too many turkey's destinies are determined on when they reach the popular weight categories, rather than age. Although the industry standard is around 2 months old, we're very aware that every meat has a prime eating time, therefore our turkeys are between5-7 months old when their countryside rambles finally draw to a close.
The benefit of a fuller life is their Dense meat & superior fat cover. This natural fat layer not only makes traditional dry plucking possible, but it means Copas Turkeys don't need to be basted, buttered or covered with bacon to retain their succulence.
We will have over 25 different breeds on our farm this year to provide beautifully finished adult birds in all weight categories. The majority of these will be hens, (not guaranteed for 9kg+ weight categories) because of their superior shape & meat to weight ratio.
Dry plucking by hand is slow & labour intensive. However, because the turkey is kept dry, we are able to hang them for an extended period, like any other game bird. Hanging is one of the main reasons why our turkeys taste so great.
Being Game-hung for 2 weeks is integral to their unrivalled eating quality, providing both a truly tender eating experience & an altogether superior depth of flavour.
"Thanks very much for making it an easy & successful Christmas once again with all your excellent help & guidance throughout" Evans of Didsbury. See more
Our Traditional White Turkeys were awarded THREE Gold Stars!
Our Sage and Onion Stuffing was awarded a Gold Star!
Our Traditional Gravy was awarded a Gold Star!
We were Overall Winner for Brand Identity
Our Free Range Organic Turkeys were Commended in the Meat & Poultry category!
Click here to see who's been talking about us