Manchester Farms changes hands
Nov. 7, 2013
by Meat&Poultry Staff
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COLUMBIA, SC – Brittney Miller, president and partner in Manchester Farms, acquired full ownership of the company. Manchester Farms is a producer and marketer of quail, chicken and pork products.
Miller bought out the firm's other partner, Steven Odom, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Miller will oversee day-to-day sales and operations of the company which include growing, processing and hatchery facilities in central South Carolina.
"For the last 40 years, Manchester Farms has been a family business and we will strive to continue the tradition," said Miller, who is the daughter of Bill Odom, Manchester's founder. "The company is the oldest and most-respected producer of farm raised quail in the United States and is growing in other markets by adding additional complementary fresh and frozen-food lines."
The company recently added a new hatchery and breeder farm to support operational growth, research and development and product innovations. The company's product line includes European style semi-boneless quail, bone in quail and quail appetizers. Manchester Farms also produces bacon-wrapped chicken, mini potato skins and gourmet quail eggs.
"Recently, we've invested heavily in the company infrastructure," Miller said. "Based on those investments, the company's production level is at an all-time high, and provides new opportunities for sales growth."