Annual turkey sale launched

November 2012

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

The annual turkey sale from Writtle College has been launched and orders are now being taken.

It is the third year that Writtle College has reared KellyBronze® turkeys at the College farm.

There are around 150 KellyBronze® turkeys which roam freely at Sturgeons Farm. They arrived over the summer to be fattened up for Christmas.

The award-winning KellyBronze® turkeys are bred in Danbury by Paul Kelly, who was granted an honorary doctorate degree at Writtle College earlier this year, in recognition of his services to the agricultural industry.

He said: “It’s great to have Writtle College rearing KellyBronze turkeys to supply the west of Chelmsford with a convenient outlet for our famous turkey. It makes it even more pleasurable knowing that students are getting involved in the ‘tender loving care’ it takes to produce the KellyBronze. Hopefully some of these students will become KellyBronze farmers in future years and have their own flocks of our unique turkeys.”

Order your turkey by calling 01245 424244, emailing or visiting

Collection will be from Sturgeons Farm in Cow Watering Lane, Writtle, CM1 3SB on either 23 December between 9am and 12pm or 24 December between 8am and 4pm.