32,000

Free Range Unit

G Williams, Powys

Nestled in the Powys countryside is a new free-range poultry unit constructed for 3rd generation farmer Gareth Williams.  In partnership with his parents Wyn and Myra, Gareth has a flock of 250 Welsh Mules which are lambed February/March and lambs sent deadweight to Randell Parker Foods.  Over the last couple of years, Gareth has been working on a local poultry farm gaining first-hand insight into the sector.  With the uncertainty of Brexit for the sheep sector, a decision was made to start a new business venture.

Gareth approached Powell & Co with the plans for his new business venture which now sees a 457ft x 65ft steel frame free-range poultry unit constructed and fully operational.  The 32,000 The Lohmann hens produce around 200,000 eggs per week which are collected ungraded by Oaklands where they grade and retail through the supermarket and food network.

 

Special Features

  • Clear span steel frame
  • Juniper green to blend into the countryside
  • Newquip 264 system
  • High specification packing house
  • Egg storage room
  • Kitchen and meeting area
  • Don’s doors comprising of clamped aluminium for perfect fit

Why Powells?

“From the start of the project I had a clear vision of what I wanted and the Powell & Co team helped and supported me to achieve this.  As a new venture, it was excellent having Mick, Patrick and Jack from Powell & Co providing me with insight, advice and ideas from sheds they had previously built.  The build was fairly stress free in the fact that all the contractors speak and work with each other enabling things to progress smoothly. Whether it is the groundworks, concreting team, electrical or plumbing it’s good to share information as it can prevent any headache in the end. The attention to detail has been fantastic, the ventilation system is very good and the finish is top quality.  As the egg business improves I plan to spend money on the lane and entrance to the shed and also a robot for palletising the eggs so my parents can enjoy retirement.”  Gareth Williams, Powys

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