Silver Hill deal to export fresh ducks to Germany

Silver Hill Farm's Ronnie and Lyla Steele, withWolfgang Otto of Otto Gourmet Germany, andEavan Fallon, Bord Bia marketing fellow.

Leading German chefs Otto Gourmet have signed a deal to distribute fresh duck products from Silver Hill Farm in Co Monaghan. The agreement with the Michelin-star chefs was secured by Bord Bia marketing fellow Eavan Fallon, who is working on business development assignments on behalf of a number of Irish food and drink companies in the country.

Silver Hill Farm exports 80% of produce and until now this excluded Germany. The company plans to develop sales in retail and food service in Germany to over €1m in the next three years.

Managing director Stuart Steele said: “We identified Germany as a key market for us to break into and so we have been involved with the Bord Bia Marketing Fellowship programme for the last number of years, working with a fellow in the market to identify sales opportunities for fresh and frozen duck products. This has produced excellent results as is evident with this news from Otto Gourmet.”


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