Red Lea Story
We’ve been serving delicious, fresh chicken to Australia for over 60 years. That might sound to you like an exceptionally long time to be in business. And it is.
Our success has come from decades of experience in rearing and processing chicken to the highest standards, so that we can continue to deliver the finest quality products, served fresh to Australia every day.
We approach everything we do with our core company belief in mind, “Fresh is Best”.
Today we serve fresh and cooked chicken products in 38 specialty locations, and we deliver tasty chickens to supermarkets, specialty butchers, restaurants and hotels.
We often get asked how we’ve stayed at the top of our game all these years. It’s simple really, we’re a family business and we think of every customer as part of our family.
The chicken our customers enjoy is the very same chicken that we serve at home for our Sunday family roast dinners.
We have Free Range Accreditation, and we abide by the highest levels of plant hygiene, quality assurance and animal welfare standards.
Our Blacktown processing plant is rich in history and home to some of our fondest memories. It’s the original property where our story began, from our humble beginnings with door to door fresh poultry sales.
We’ve now got a state of the art processing plant and over 500 employees, so times have certainly changed - but the quality and taste of our chickens remains fresh each day.
With our passion for quality and family values in everything we do, it’s no surprise that Australians have named Red Lea Chicken, “the better tasting chicken”.
Red Lea Chickens taste so good because they’re raised on Australian farms with nutrient-rich soil, in thriving regions where there’s an abundance of fresh country air and space to roam.
We’re Free Range Accredited, and our farms are all based in rural and regional areas of New South Wales.
Our largest farms are based in Wellington and Tamworth, with 155 hectares each. Coorangbong is a 45 hectare farm, Mandalong is 35ha and our smallest is based in Menangle, NSW with 5 hectares.
THE RED LEA STORY
Red Lea Chickens' own breeder rearing farms provide the broilers which are then placed onto Contract Broiler Grower farms and the birds are reared to about 55 days of age. We ensure all chickens are processed in accordance with Government and International regulations. This covers plant hygiene, quality assurance, animal welfare standards and regular inspections by State authorities. Red Lea Chickens has a HACCP system in place to ensure quality & freshness of product.