Pig farmers at Wicks Manor celebrate 50 year milestone by rebranding their home-reared meat products
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An Essex family is celebrating 50 years of farming at the same site.
The Howie family have farmed at Wicks Manor in Tolleshunt D’Arcy, near Maldon, for three generations, starting with Robert Howie in 1967.
Brothers Fergus and Hamish are now at the helm, growing wheat and barley which is milled to make feed for the family’s pig herd. They in turn are made into pork products under the Wicks Manor Farm label at an on-farm butchery, and sold at its farm shop.
To celebrate the milestone, the business has launched new branding and packaging for its range of bacon, ham, pork sausages and burgers, for which it has now developed overseas markets as well as its home one. It has also launched a new responsive website including an online farm shop.
Fergus said they were “extremely proud” of their achievement and “delighted” at the new packaging and branding.