NI poultry farmer enhances biosecurity with viewing gallery

Moy Park poultry farmer Graham McIlroy has installed a new viewing gallery that will enhance biosecurity.

In a first for the Northern Ireland poultry industry, the Aghadowey farm now has a gallery that will allow visitors to observe the birds from an elevated platform, and without having to enter the poultry house. It will facilitate visits to the farm for customers and retailers, as well as being used for educational purposes.

David Mark, Moy Park general manager agricultural projects, said: “Moy Park is proactive in encouraging our growers to pioneer cutting-edge technology. Graham is an award-winning grower and his farm is the perfect showcase of the use of state-of-the-art innovations in sustainable poultry farming.”

Moy Park said McIlroy already made use of “industry-leading sustainable farming practices”, including advanced biosecurity controls, a biomass hot water heating system, solar panels and the innovative use of local wood chips to fuel his biomass boilers.

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