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Putting Health & Safety First With Poultry House Cleaning

Posted by Nick Pedersen on 02-Jun-2017 14:30:00

Poultry house cleaning involves working with both plant and electrical equipment, as well as exposure to potentially hazardous materials. For this reason we place the health and safety of our contractors and employees at the forefront of our work. Our health and safety policies, which are reviewed on a regular basis, are in many ways more stringent than the statutory requirements needed for compliance.

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Topics: Poultry Litter

Turkey Litter Available Over The Christmas Period

Posted by Nick Pedersen on 03-Nov-2016 13:30:00

In 2015 British families ate 10 million turkeys for their Christmas dinners, most of which had been bred and reared in the UK. Turkeys are known for their succulent meat, their ‘assertive’ temperament and distinctive vocalisations. And they also produce a lot of manure! So today, we have a special announcement: beginning in early November and until the New Year, we will have turkey litter available for customers located in the following areas:

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Topics: Poultry Litter

How To Improve Soil Quality: A Guide For Farm Managers

Posted by Nick Pedersen on 12-Jul-2016 12:30:00

Different parts of the country come with their own unique ‘soilscape’, or soil composition profile. Surrounding our base in Lincolnshire, for example, we have a mixture of loamy, clay-rich soils with a naturally high groundwater level around the coast, and more acidic, seasonally wet clay soils further inland. Elsewhere in the country, soils are quite different. Much of Wales and the south-west of England have sandy soils rich in lime that do not retain much surface water, whereas south-central England has a band of shallow chalk-rich soils. Each soilscape comes with a distinct profile that affects how farmers plant and rear crops.

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Topics: Poultry Litter, Farming, Improve Soil Quality

Chicken & Poultry Litter Analysis – How to Make Sense of the Data

Posted by Nick Pedersen on 06-Jul-2016 09:39:00

Chickens hold a special place in the nation’s heart. Brits munch their way through a staggering 2.2 million chickens every day of the year. This makes chicken the most commonly consumed meat animal in the country, accounting for more than 50% of the UK’s total meat consumption.

Then let’s talk about eggs. In 2015, the British public ate an average of 33 million chicken eggs per day. That’s 189 eggs for every man, woman and child in the country - adding up to a total of 12.2 billion chicken eggs consumed per year.

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Topics: Poultry Litter

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