Cranswick buys Buckle family pig operations, JV
Food producer Cranswick said it had bought the Buckle family's pig farming and rearing operations as well as the family's 50% stake in the White Rose Farms joint venture it set up with the family in 2018.
The enlarged pig enterprise, to be known as White Rose Farms, specialises in the production of pigs in Yorkshire under the Red Tractor assurance scheme and will continue to be led by Rick Buckle, Cranswick said on Tuesday. No financial details were disclosed.
The deal follows Cranswick's acquisition of Packington Pork in December and further increases Cranswick's self-sufficiency in UK pigs processed to more than 30%.