Moy Park invests in new state-of-the-art poultry house
Moy Park has invested in a new state-of-the-art poultry development house which will “further enhance its reputation as the leading producer of high quality, fresh locally farmed poultry”, the company says.
Moy Park has invested in a new state-of-the-art poultry development house which will "further enhance its reputation as the leading producer of high quality, fresh locally farmed poultry", the company says.
The new development facility is located in Co. Down near its headquarters in Northern Ireland and the new poultry house is over 18,500 square feet in size. Each pen can hold 500 birds and inputs such as feed can be altered allowing Moy Park to capture and analyse data to deliver statistically significant improvements in its poultry rearing and welfare processes, the company says.
Moy Park is currently running a broiler expansion programme in Northern Ireland and the UK. The programme is expected to see over 250 new poultry houses under construction by the end of this year.
"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," says Justin Coleman, Moy Park Agriculture Development Manager.
"Managing this development house is an exciting new challenge. It is the first Moy Park poultry house of its kind in Northern Ireland and is fitted out with the most up-to-date technology. There's more work involved as it's like managing 36 mini poultry houses but it's very rewarding and interesting work," Moy Park grower Kingsley Jordan said.
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