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December EDITION . #37


Chippenham eggs rebranded


nutramix double six champions


Copperwood Pork lands new store


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chippenhamm eggs: rebranded

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nutramix: double six champions

nutramix: title sponsor of minard livestock show

bad dawg's new stops

cb uwi5k / smart eggs kids k

cbg's first live animal export

financial planning for the new year

Welcome As we look towards enjoying Christmas with family and friends, we reflect on a year for which Jamaicans are thankful. We celebrated the achievements of our athletes at the Rio Olympics, as once again Jamaica dominated and came out on top in both male and female sprinting. We continue to be thankful as we were spared the serious blows of Hurricane Matthew, even as we support our neighbour Haiti in their recovery efforts from the devastating impact that they received. The positive reports on Jamaica’s economy, including increased production from our farmers for the year 2016, and projected growth in the tourism sector, all seem to suggest increasing demand for products from the CB Group. We applaud the efforts of the Marketing team for successfully staging several events this year including PAN, Jamaica Food & Drink Festival and the Nutramix Double-Six Championship for farmers. Once again, Jamaicans will be able to celebrate the Yuletide season enjoying products from the CB Group.

Eaton Barrett




Chippenham Eggs


While we’ve all grown fond of our familiar Chippenham Eggs logo

It’s time to get out with the old and in with the new! Same great, fresh eggs, but with a new look in eco-friendly, green packaging! Think crisp, cool air and lush, green hills. Think of our beautiful farm nestled in the hills of Bamboo, St Ann. Since the brand is all about goodness, not just with taste and quality, but also regarding the environment, what better mantra is there than… around the brand in 30 days — chippenham eggs

Good for You! 3

Ham: 101 BONE-IN or BONELESS? Well… simply enough, a boneless ham has had all the bones removed and are then bound up and tumbled in order to fill any voids in the meat. They’re easier to carve and serve. But just like a chicken, a bone-in ham has more flavour because of the bone itself which imparts flavour into the meat. The bones can later on be used to make soup or ham stock.

around the brand in 30 days — caribbean passion

Fact #1: Fact #2:

A ‘ham’ refers to a specific cut of pork – not how it’s cured or cooked. The term ‘ham’ actually refers to the hind leg of a hog.

Leg or picnic? Leg Ham: Includes the ‘butt’ and the ‘shank’ ends. The butt is the upper part of the ham - more ‘rump’ and so more fatty, flavourful and tender, whereas the shank end is the lower end - more leg and less fat. Picnic Ham: Sometimes the front shoulders of a hog are smoked and called ‘picnic hams’ but they’re not really ham cuts, they’re pork shoulders cured in ham fashion.


Honey Glazed Ham Recipe Ingredients 1 Caribbean Passion Boneless or Bone-In Ham 2 cups pineapple juice 1/4 cup honey 2 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp dijon mustard

Directions 1. Cook ham according to package instructions. 2. Prepare glaze while ham is in the oven: a) In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook pineapple juice for 25 mins while stirring frequently. The juice should reduce by half. b) Add honey, sugar and mustard. c) Cook 5-8 minutes while constantly stirring. Once glaze has thickened to a syrup consistency, remove from heat and set aside until ham is ready to be glazed. 3. Glaze ham 20 minutes before cooking time is complete.

around the brand in 30 days — caribbean passion


Team Shooters wins Grand Champion title

The Nutramix team wheeled out west to Anchovy High in St James on November 5th where 32 teams battled it out for the Regional Champion title. At the end of the night, it was team Shooters that dominated and left with the $50,000 cash prize along with their trophies and other prizes. It was on November 12th where the reigning regional winners would meet face to face at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium at UTECH. The afternoon started with a pre-tournament where any and everyone was welcomed to sign up and show off their skills. Little did they know that the winner and runner-up would get a chance to sit amongst the finalists for a shot at the $250,000 grand prize.

around the brand in 30 days — nutramix


The momentum built as onlookers cheered for their favourite teams who one by one got knocked out. Then it was that moment… one table… two teams – Gaza Nation from St Thomas, and Shooters from St James. The air got tense and the crowd closed in. Half an hour later, team Shooters licked their final play and proudly rose from the table. Big congrats to the two: Delmond Grant and Terrence Daniegan who fought hard! Many thanks to all those who came out and supported the tournament! What a great way to end the first ever Nutramix Double Six Championship!

around the brand in 30 days — nutramix


See ya next year! around the brand in 30 days — nutramix


Front Runner one year olds get highest bids at Yearling Sale November 13th was an exciting day for Front Runner (FR) as buyers came in from all over the Caribbean and as far as New York to place bids for one year old horses at the Annual TOBA (Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association [of Jamaica]) Yearling Sale. Only 130 lots were being offered in the sale, the lowest in the past few years, but despite the relatively low turnout, there were quite a few lots that caught the eye based on their breeding. At the auction held at Caymanas Park, a FR fed Chestnut Colt from Everglades Farms and a FR fed Chestnut Filly from HAM Stables sold for a cool $3 million each. The closest sale to these landed at just over $1 million. It’s not called The #1 Horse Feed for nothin’! around the brand in 30 days — front runner


Title Sponsor of Minard Livestock Show

The 17th staging of the Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in collaboration with the Agro Investment Corporation was held on Thursday November 10th at the Minard Estate in Brown’s Town, St Ann. Each year, the show seeks to strengthen the relationship between livestock farmers and users of the livestock products so as to really grow the agricultural industry and economy. The day was full of activities, display of animals, competitions and festivities. Many schools, especially from St. Ann turned out on the day, which provided a great opportunity for students to learn, gain exposure to the industry and see that agriculture is a noble occupation and can be lucrative if given the chance. This year was really special for Nutramix, as it became the Title Sponsor for the event. The enthusiasm and buzz demonstrate that local agriculture continues to evolve.

around the brand in 30 days — nutramix


around the brand in 30 days — nutramix


new stops for

#bigga Bad Dawg Sausages are available at three, yes THREE brand new locations. Now you know! If you’re in the area, make sure you stop by and grab a Bad Dawg with your favourite toppings. Spread the word!

#be t ta


The cant-miss yellow carts have rolled up and parked at two spots:

Station Next to the Rsteurbis Gas Christiana, Manche

Portmore Minaell Portmore, St Cather

And it’s not a cart, but it’s the juicy sausage being grilled up inside the

Grab N Go

@ the Texaco Gas Station

Papine, Kingston 6

around the brand in 30 days — bad dawg


lands new exclusive store Our favourite pork brand just landed another exclusive store!

Lee’s Food Fair

in Boulevard Super Centre The #KnowYourPork initiative continues to grow the brand’s prominence in the local market and increase brand equity. The campaign’s Making the Cut seminar first intrigued Chad Lym and Pauline Harper from Lee’s Food Fair, but it was not until after Jamaica Food & Drink Festival’s first event this fall - Pork Palooza, which boasted all things Copperwood, that it was a done deal.

Lee’s Food Fair Boulevard Super Centre 45 Elma Crescent Do you #KnowYourPork ? For more information, visit

We’re thrilled to have stakeholders in the industry – from farmers, butchers, retailers and food service providers to customers and consumers engaged in the campaign – learning and playing their role in helping to create a sustainable local pork industry.

around the brand in 30 days — copperwood

STAFF SALE: 15% of ALL pork at the Pork Store for the month of December only. MUST bring CB Group identification card to qualify.




BIRTHDAYS December NAME Ricardo Wilson

January DATE 1

NAME Sharon Bartlett


NAME Juliet Brown


Patrine Parks

Keith Fendison

Nicoy McFarlane

Kameil Scott

Garnett White

Merle Henderson-Evans


Peter Williams


Warren Pryce


Stephan Harris



Jasen Lawrence Velton Gooden


Damion Smith Wayne Stewart

Kerry-Ann Rose

Marie Smith

Wilfred Lopez

Anthony Chin


Conroy Dunkley

Valomin Lemont-Rose

Magdalena Hibbert-Thomas


Claudette McKenzie

Zaccheus Henry Aliberth Coke


Alain Pennicot


Andrew White

Marie Brown 24

Sasha-Gay Turner

George Clarke

Verna Cole

Sylburn Thomas

Cornelus Brooks

Desmond Sullivan

Kevin Brown

Akeem Campbell

Leron Dixon

Christopher Harriott

Dwight Morrison

Gerome Griffiths


Shevoy Martin Janoy Spence Marlon Graham

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Dean Palmer

Tanisha Friginett



Suzan Lowe Florence Smallwood

Nadine Hayden

Robert Carr

Lorenzo Davis Winsome Thompson

Kernnel McIntosh 25

Lawrence Cunningham

Stephan Smith Mario Ewart

Lunford Dyer


Verna Holness

Gabrielle Young-Vaughan

Michael Anderson



Thomas Williams

Marlon Scott


Balfour Thomas


Andrea Adams


George Casey

Sophia Johnson


Desmond Archer

Shaw Jermaine


Steve Howe

Stanley Wilson


Vanesta Walder Damion Coleman



Appointments, Promotions


Arnold Road Aundrez Pusey...............Production Accounting Clerk, Finance & Accounting Ricardo Rodway.............Refrigeration Technician, Maintenance Sekou Brown.................Scale Monitor - Plant, Finance & Accounting

Freetown: Davy James...................Shipping Supervisor, Sales & Distribution Effective November 4, 2016

Freetown Stainton Brown..............Shipping Clerk, Sales & Distribution Junior Smalling..............Shipping Supervisor, Sales & Distribution Marvin Messam.............Shipping Foreman, Sales & Distribution Group Office Racquel Ricketts.............Sales Support Specialist, Sales & Distribution Zena Ferguson..............Payroll Administrator, HRD

cb big ups — birthdays + staff announcements

Group Office: Tanneithia Findley..........HRD Administrative Assistant, HRD Effective November 11, 2016 Lucea: Colecia Morrison...........Production Clerk, Finance & Accounting Effective October 19, 2016


Creating Bonds

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A day for education, fitness and fun Our annual CB Group UWI 5K was a great success on November 13th having almost 300 CB staff and family signing up. The morning was filled with friends and families supporting a great cause with around 2,400 folks running, walking and 'wheeling' in the name of education. This turnout is an improvement from last year which had about 2,000 finishers. Khadine "Miss Kitty, The Fluffy Diva" Hylton hosted the event with dance-offs, competitions and giveaways. A big thank you to all those who came out and many thanks to all those who donated though were unable to participate. We can’t forget the kids who came and ran in the Smart Eggs Kids K – to their parents, we appreciate your support!

our community — cb uwi5k/smart eggs kids k


our community — cb uwi5k/smart eggs kids k


our community — cb uwi5k/smart eggs kids k


First Live Animal Export: A Milestone for CB Group our community — cbg’s first live animal export


In September, 70 goats and 18 pigs were shipped from Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston to St Vincent in an agreement facilitated by the CB Group and the St Vincent Government. This represents the first ever live export of animal breeding stock or genetics, with the pigs being delivered from our very own Newport Genetics facility in St Catherine. The delivery of goats was aided by local Jamaican goat farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture’s Bodles Research Station. Export Manager Sylburn Thomas states that, “This shows what can be achieved within CARICOM when we partner together and leverage our respective expertise for shared prosperity and development.” CBG’s Livestock Support Specialist Stanford Hamilton had accompanied the animals to St Vincent to ensure their safe delivery and handover. Thank you to all those in our CBG family who have facilitated and assisted with this major accomplishment. Exciting times ahead!

our community — cbg’s first live animal export


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CB Chicken Oven Roasted Chicken with Lemon Rosemary Garlic Butter Ingredients: • 1 4-5 pound whole CB Chicken • 2 onions, quartered • 1 head of garlic, cut in half plus 3 garlic cloves minced • 3 lemons, 2 cut in half and remaining half sliced into thin slices • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened • 2 tsp grated lemon zest • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs plus 1 sprig minced • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper • ½ cup white wine

Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 425° and position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Mix the butter with minced rosemary, 3 cloves of minced garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper. 2. Pat the chicken dry and rub half of the butter, garlic and lemon zest mixture under the skin and the rest over the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Generously season cavity of chicken with salt and pepper and stuff with lemon half, ½ head of garlic, 2-3 quarters of onion and 2 rosemary sprigs. Truss legs with cooking twine and tuck wings under bird. 3. Place chicken in a roasting pan breast-side-up with the remaining onion, garlic, lemons and herbs. Add ½ cup of white wine. Roast for 30 minutes or until the breast is firm and just beginning to brown in spots. Using tongs, turn the chicken breast-down, baste with juices and roast for 20 minutes longer, until the skin is lightly browned. Using tongs, turn the chicken breast-side-up and baste again. Add ½ cup of water if wine has evaporated. Roast for about 20 minutes longer, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the inner thigh registers 155° to 160° and juices are running clear. 4. Transfer the bird to a cutting board and tent with foil. Remove aromatics and vegetables from the cavity, carve the chicken and serve.

recipe corner — oven roasted chicken with lemon rosemary garlic butter


Caribbean Passion Honey & Rye Glazed Ham Ingredients: • 1½ cups rye whiskey or bourbon or other whiskey • ¾ cup honey • ¼ cup mild-flavoured (light) molasses • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper • 1 12–14-lb. Caribbean Passion smoked bone-in ham

recipe corner — honey and rye glazed ham

Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350°. 2. Whisk rye whiskey, honey, molasses, red pepper flakes, and black pepper in a medium bowl. 3. Set ham on a rack in a large roasting pan and pour in 2 cups water. 4. Score fat in a crosshatch pattern, cutting about ½” deep. 5. Brush ham with rye whiskey mixture and roast, basting every 20 minutes with pan juices and tenting with foil if browning too quickly, until an instantread thermometer inserted into thickest part of ham registers 135°, 1½–2 hours. 6. Transfer ham to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes before slicing. 7. Serve with pan juices.


Your 2017 finance resolutions With each new year, we all get busy making resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle. Sure, eating better and exercising more are certainly good things, but let’s not forget that resolutions should apply to the overall health of your personal finances too… after all, how else are you gonna afford healthier food options and a gym membership? Kidding aside, do follow the tips below for healthy financial resolutions. 1. Develop a budget and stick to it Identify your monthly income and expenses. Add them up to compare the two and ensure that you are spending less than you earn. If your expenses outweigh your income, you’ll need to make adjustments such as reducing your discretionary spending. Evaluate your budget often and make changes whenever necessary. Your smart phone may be a great tool to assist! “PocketGuard Budget App”, “You Need A Budget” and “GoodBudget” are 3 of the top rated apps for iphone and android. 2. Set financial goals or reprioritize current ones What better time to set new financial goals than with the new year. Take a look at your goals for 2016. Did you want to increase your cash reserve, save for a down payment on a home or start saving for retirement? Have your personal or financial circumstances changed this past year? Take into account all that will affect your new goals and then clearly define them.

tid bits — financial planning for the new year

3. Make sure your investment portfolio is still on target Do you still have the same timeline for investing as you did this year? Has your tolerance for risk changed? Do you have any increased or decreased need for liquidity? Does any investment in your portfolio represent a too large or too small a part of your potfolio? The answers to these questions will determine whether or not your investments are suitable in reaching your new goals. 4. Make it a priority to reduce debt Keep track of all your credit card balances keeping in mind interest rates and hidden fees and avoid late fees. Pay off high-interest debt first and considering taking advantage of debt consolidation/refinancing programs. Do not charge more than you can pay off at the end of each billing cycle. The start of the new year may be a great time to meet with a financial professional. They can help: • Determine your income, assets and liabilities • Identify financial goals • Understand specific products/services • Monitor your overall financial plan • Adjust your plan if needs be Good luck with your new year’s resolutions!



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From our CB family to yours.

Chat Bout - The CB Group eZine - December 2016