Moy Park introduces high-spec poultry house
Moy Park has developed a state-of-the art poultry development house, which it said will allow it to deliver “significant improvements” to its poultry rearing and welfare practices.
Located in Co Down, the 18,500sq ft house, split into 36 individual pens each holding 500 birds, allows inputs such as feed to be altered, enabling Moy Park to capture and analyse data.
Justin Coleman, Moy Park agriculture development manager, commented: “This poultry development house has been purpose-built to the highest specification, including windows providing natural light, enhanced biosecurity and biomass heating. Chicken is at the very heart of our business and this initiative supports our commitment to sustainability, environmental excellence and developing the farm of the future.
“This investment allows us to lead the way in innovation, providing a precision-controlled environment to better monitor bird welfare, feed conversion and environmental impacts, so we can provide optimum conditions for our chickens.”
The new house is part of a broiler expansion programme that is being rolled out across Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The programme aims to deliver 250 new houses.
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