Introducing the Springfield Poultry team

At Springfield Poultry we are blessed with a tight band of loyal and long serving staff members. Our longest standing member of staff, Johnny Phillips, has been with for Springfield for 50 years having started out on Rodney and Beryl’s farm in Christmas 1967.

Read more about our motley crew below.

Partners: Stewart, Nigel, Rodney & Beryl

Springfield Poultry was created through the hard work and perseverance of Rodney and Beryl Mee. Up until 2003 Rodney was still working full time at Springfield Poultry after first buying the farm in 1956. Although Rod and Beryl have retired from the full time farm work, Rod still keeps a watchful an eye on the business he started nearly 60 years ago passing on occasional pearls of wisdom to his boys.

After learning the trade from their dad (who in turn learned his trade from his father and generations of Mee’s before), Nigel and Stewart now run and manage Springfield Poultry.

From left: Stewart, Rodney and Nigel Mee

In the office: Anne, Angie & Michelle

Although the business was handed over to Nigel and Stewart, the business wouldn’t be running smoothly without the help of the Springfield office angels. These go by the names of Anne, Angie and Michelle.

Our agricultural team: Stockman Graham, Bryn, Jamie, Sophie, Will, Tom & the team

Our agricultural team are what keep the business ticking away smoothly. They’re out in the fields at all hours, regardless of the weather, ensuring our Chickens are out and about and above all happy. Our agricultural team hand rear our Organic and Free Range Chickens 52 weeks of the year. Then from May onwards they start preparations for the arrival of our Turkey Poults.

Manufacturing team: Michelle, Ros, Iris & the girls

As vital as any other role played at Springfield, we have our manufacturing team. A team of longstanding staff members and a mixture of new faces too. Our manufacturing team are what make sure our premium Chicken and Turkey meat is sent out exactly as the customer requests.

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A handful of the Springfield team (including our farm dog Chester) on Christmas jumper day, 2016.

The dispatch team: Glyn and Jonathon

Our dispatch team are the last staff members to handle any orders going out. This team ensure the orders are made up, correctly labelled and most importantly are shipped off with the courier!

Part of the furniture: Johnny Phillips, Wes & Michelle

As mentioned above, Johnny Phillips has been working at Springfield Poultry for 50 years. Since Christmas 1967. Johnny was previously our head stockman, he is now semi retired. Although semi retired, Johnny still does a delivery round for Springfield and is very much part of the furniture on the farm.

Michelle, our office angel and manufacturing manager has worked at Springfield Poultry since she was 15, just over 30 years. Without Michelle we’re sure the farm operation wouldn’t run as smoothly.

Wes, like Michelle and Johnny is also a longstanding member of staff. Starting out at Springfield Poultry when he was 27 Wes has worked at Springfield Poultry ever since. A lover of green overalls, Wes can be spotted from a mile away in his very distinct work uniform.

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The Orginal Motley Crew: Johnny Phillips and the Gwynne’s at Springfield Poultry, circa 1976.