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"The Muscovy duck, also known as the Barbary or Barbarrie duck in the UK and Ireland".


Barbarrie Duckling Limited was established in 1993 to import and supply Barbarrie Duck (and other poultry) from France to the burgeoning continental restaurant trade in Ireland. Since the day the first imported case of Barbarrie Duck made its way to Monaghan, the company has grown to establish its products on the menus of some of Irelands top restaurants, North and South.


With growth came diversification, and Barbarrie Duckling Limited has become more widely known as BD Foods to reflect the ever expanding product range. The business is still owned and run by the Bowe family, who have created a strong and dependable business. This is backed by the firm belief that the friendly ethos has played a major role in its endurance and growth.


For the Glaslough region (also home of the renowned Castle Leslie Estate), the company is a major employer and plays a genuine part in the community, where many of the staff have other family connections working in the company. The management and staff of BD Foods are proud of the business they have helped to shape, and look forward to the coming years, continuing to grow the business.


"Many of the customers that started with the company over 20 years ago still continue to trade with BD Foods, and for that we are grateful. We would like to thank our customers, old and new, and we hope to continue to work with you in the near future, delivering products to suit all your tastes" – Paul Bowe

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