Cappoquin Chickens To Close?

Deep Throat

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a real case of fianna fail fiddling while the economy burns!

one of the issues which fine gael has been very strong over the past 5 or 6 years has been in the area of food labelling etc.
but did ff listen or act? no.
result--more job losses!

no point blaming international factors on this occassion!
 


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Isn't a large part of the problem for Irish farmers

a. The increased amount of agricultural foodstuffs which have been allowed into the EU as a result of EU positions on world trade

and

b. the increased cost of agricultural production related to food safety, which has been imposed as a result of EU directives

Who's the most pro-EU party in the state ? Blame them
 

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I'm not effected by all this, and genuinely feel sorry for all those who've lost their jobs. It is a huge blow for the town. I thought I'd comment all the same.

I would have thought that a company like Cappoquin chickens could be turned around by someone with a good business head and good will from the people of Cappoquin. Having spent a night or two in Cappoquin myself I know what a big industry the chicken factory is and how important it is to the town.

That part of Co Waterford and along the Blackwater is absolutely beautiful and the tradition of producing chickens is long and established. It would be a shame to lose all that knowledge and traditions.

There's huge scope for a rebranding of Cappoquin chickens as a national and international brand for high quality produce from one of the most beautiful parts of the country and from a rural farming town who are proud of their food produce.
 

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Hi Guys,

I know this is an old one but its back around again for a 3rd time receivership / liquidation:

http://www.wlrfm.com/news-and-sport/waterford-news/187665-ifa-say-supermarkets-should-sell-irish-chicken-wlrfmnews.html

Article from THIS Tuesday, 20 August 2013


The Chairman of the Poultry Committee of the IFA is confident a buyer will be found for Cappoquinn Poultry, but he says there's a strong onus on supermarkets to sell Irish chickens. The company which employs about 70 staff directly has been placed in liquidation, and a receiver will put the plant up for sale this Friday. Cappoquinn Poultry has been beset by serious financial problems over the past year - it went into examinership last August and was bought over by a consortium in December. However the company was wound up at a meeting in Lismore on Friday. Alo Mohan of the IFA says the survival of the plant now depends on some major factors
This is the third time for cappoquin chickens. Originally when owned by the O Connor family, it went into receivership ( this threads reason for being ). After this it was taken over by a UK company who specialised in Halal meats. This went south and it was taken over by consortium which included local grow houses. Now this is gone south.

I know its the third time but no mention of it on any media anywhere except a small note on WLRFM News page. Its still 70 jobs possibly gone in what was once a major employer in west waterford.
 

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Went there a couple of times a few years ago when it was owned by the UK crowd. I was there to see and price some equipment that badly needed replacing but even though the money total was not a lot and the maintainence boys desperately needed the gear the owners would not spend a penny. Fact is that if there is no investment in new equipment it could not compete , I think the UK company were happy to run it into the ground and then get out. Shame all the same.
 

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Went there a couple of times a few years ago when it was owned by the UK crowd. I was there to see and price some equipment that badly needed replacing but even though the money total was not a lot and the maintainence boys desperately needed the gear the owners would not spend a penny. Fact is that if there is no investment in new equipment it could not compete , I think the UK company were happy to run it into the ground and then get out. Shame all the same.


Does dound like a UK raghead crew, who Allah bless them would be in for the strokes on taxes and grants, cheap labour and subsidies, no rent and no taxman.
 

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Hi Guys,

I know this is an old one but its back around again for a 3rd time receivership / liquidation:

http://www.wlrfm.com/news-and-sport/waterford-news/187665-ifa-say-supermarkets-should-sell-irish-chicken-wlrfmnews.html



This is the third time for cappoquin chickens. Originally when owned by the O Connor family, it went into receivership ( this threads reason for being ). After this it was taken over by a UK company who specialised in Halal meats. This went south and it was taken over by consortium which included local grow houses. Now this is gone south.

I know its the third time but no mention of it on any media anywhere except a small note on WLRFM News page. Its still 70 jobs possibly gone in what was once a major employer in west waterford.
Waterford has been hit very bad during this recession. Kelly's Ltd the store in the city centre is closing down after 166 years of trading. The owner Ian Doolan said that he has no alternative but to close the shop, whose fashion business has been plagued by seasonal weather variations and austerity.
This is the latest in a string of closures in the city, with Benetton, Pulse and Warehouse all closing down in the past couple of weeks. Another clothes and accessories shop Monsoon closed at the end of June.
Some of the rates in Waterford have risen 200% which is utter madness in a time of recession.
 

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Waterford has been hit very bad during this recession. Kelly's Ltd the store in the city centre is closing down after 166 years of trading. The owner Ian Doolan said that he has no alternative but to close the shop, whose fashion business has been plagued by seasonal weather variations and austerity.
This is the latest in a string of closures in the city, with Benetton, Pulse and Warehouse all closing down in the past couple of weeks. Another clothes and accessories shop Monsoon closed at the end of June.
Some of the rates in Waterford have risen 200% which is utter madness in a time of recession.
Waterford has always been an unemployment blackspot, I was in Waterford last year and I thought the main shopping area was very rundown.

Regarding rates have they increased 200% for businesses in the last few years in the middle of a recession?
 

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Waterford has been hit very bad during this recession. Kelly's Ltd the store in the city centre is closing down after 166 years of trading. The owner Ian Doolan said that he has no alternative but to close the shop, whose fashion business has been plagued by seasonal weather variations and austerity.
That's a very sad thing for Waterford. After 18:00, it is like the 1980s here but without the good music and the optimism.
 

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Waterford has been hit very bad during this recession. Kelly's Ltd the store in the city centre is closing down after 166 years of trading. The owner Ian Doolan said that he has no alternative but to close the shop, whose fashion business has been plagued by seasonal weather variations and austerity.
This is the latest in a string of closures in the city, with Benetton, Pulse and Warehouse all closing down in the past couple of weeks. Another clothes and accessories shop Monsoon closed at the end of June.
Some of the rates in Waterford have risen 200% which is utter madness in a time of recession.
Who (or what sectors) would be the big employers in Waterford?
 

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Does dound like a UK raghead crew, who Allah bless them would be in for the strokes on taxes and grants, cheap labour and subsidies, no rent and no taxman.
I suspect they would have a long way to go to rival the mother of mary and perpetual succor and rosary beads of some of our operators, in the meat industry for "the strokes on taxes and grants, cheap labour and subsidies, no rent and no taxman"

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Who (or what sectors) would be the big employers in Waterford?
I believe Sun Financial are down there and of course The Regional Hospital after that it may be the Dept of Social Welfare.
 

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I liked the Waterford area. Especially Dunmore East. I used to rent a house down there for a few years until the Celtic tigger started to roar. Price for a week went from 350 Euro to nearly 800 Euro in one year. Bye bye Waterford.
 

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I wonder would Glanbia be interested. As a previous poster mentioned Cappoquin would have the experience and with the international profile of glanbia they could be a good match. I hope some deal like this is on the table.
People need to do their best in supporting home grown industry I know its hard with cheaper imports available.
I am also lead to believe that international chicken trading is very complicated. And the sourcing of chicken by the big supermarket maybe open to criticism in the light of the last food scandal.
 


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