Confirmation that KC leads the world in Ethical and sustainable Caviar production.
Michelin star chefs across the country are endorsing the quality every week.
The media interest has been phenomenal, with articles every month both local and National. Live radio and coverage by several TV programs, with "Countryfile" in April and "Back to the land" in May.
Marketing for this year will see KC at the Great Yorkshire show and at every stage of the Tour de Yorkshire. With events planned for London, later in the year.
We have a significant order confirmed with a Super market chain for next Christmas and interst from high profile London stores.
We estimate that by 2020 there will be 3million 5-6 year old sturgeon killed by the traditional producers, in an effort to meet the increasing demand for Caviar. Why? Money!
The KC process involves naturally spawnedeggs which are harvested and turned into Caviar, year after year, until that fish is eventually retired into a protected conservation lake or river.
Production is currently from our farm on the outskirts of Leeds, with plans to open 3-4 more farms around the UK and Ireland on a Franchise/partnership basis. Targetting markets such as China, USA, Europe over the next 2-3 years, not forgetting the UK client base.
Mark is planning to have some farm open days during the summer months. More details later.
The move to the new premises was a daunting one.
Over the last 30 months the team have pulled together to create something really special. Unique 5 star Sturgeon holding facilities with individual temperature and lighting controlled rooms. Plus the onsite state-of- the- art Caviar suite which includes every safety control imaginable ensuring our Caviar reaches the customer in perfect condition.
The only Sturgeon Caviar farm in the World licensed to produce socially acceptable Caviar using a patented process from ovulated eggs.
More importantly for some, KC is in a unique position of being able to work with WSCS and breed Sturgeon for release into places of natural habitat around the world to help wild Sturgeon stocks recover.
By 2020 we hope to have completed the retirement lake for our females who have reached middle age and deserve a well-earned retirement. Visitors will be able to view and feed the 2-4 metre long Sturgeon.