A sneak peak at a brand-new rearing system being adopted in the UK.
The Griffiths family, owners of Oakland Eggs, hosted an open days at Perry Farm, Whittington, in January, to showcase its new Landmeco rearing system, the first in the UK.
Oakland Eggs, based in the heart of Shropshire, produces around 500 million eggs per year and employs around 110 people. The firm was founded in 1967 by Aled and Olwen Griffiths and now run by sons Gareth and Elwyn.
It rears pullets as part of its vast egg business, which also included a full packing operation and processing facilities, enabling it to supply fresh eggs to the retail sector and products such as boiled eggs to caterers.
Oakland rears its own layering farm’s birds from day-old chicks, which is says helps to ensure high levels of welfare and traceability.
Landmeco has been a Danish poultry equipment specailist for more than 40 years, and distributes in the UK solely through draperLAYERS, as supplier of equipment packages to the egg industry including aviary, one-tier and multi-tier systems.