DS Humphreys, Caersws
In July 2020 beef and sheep farmer, Ioan signed off the construction of a new free-range 457ft x 65ft poultry shed. The £1 million investment into a new state of the start free-range layers enterprise was part of planned diversification to secure the future of the family business.
The shed houses 32,000 free-range on a Lloyds Country Fresh contact, with around 30,000 eggs produced every day and suppled to supermarkets. Any surplus eggs are donated by Ioan to the local Salvation Army in Newtown. The shed was built slightly larger to allow more space for the hens to move around and features the Big Dutchman Natura system supplied and installed by Newquip.
- Clear span steel frame
- Newquip 264 nest system
- Juniper Green
“Over the years I have seen an increase in the number of poultry sheds being built in the area. With the support of my parents, I visited several poultry houses and did a lot of research before committing to diversifying into poultry. The new business venture has given me a few sleepless nights but I knew the investment would give us a bit of certainty and secures the future of the family and the farm. Powell & Co had come highly recommended for the construction of our 32,000 unit and they were fantastic throughout the build especially as this took place during Covid-19. Their communication at every stage was excellent with great support working with Connops who did groundworks, Higgins for electrics and Newquip for the nesting system. The end result has turned out much better than I had expected and provides work for my sister Elliw and her partner”, Ioan Humphreys, Nant yr Ieir, Caersws
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