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    Open Day to Showcase New Free-Range Poultry Unit

    Posted 6 November 2007

    Harper Adams University College, Shropshire, the leading provider of higher education for the land-based industries, is hosting a Poultry Open Day on Wednesday 12th December which will give you the opportunity to look around the newly constructed 7,000 bird, naturally ventilated free-range egg production shed prior to the birds being housed.

    The free-range egg production unit, which has increased its capacity by 75%, showcases some of the most recent developments in design and construction.

    Poultry Farm Manager David Chadwick said “We are extremely pleased with the new unit. It demonstrates some of the most recent developments in technology and will allow the University College to significantly strengthen its teaching and research expertise within the poultry sector.”

    The house construction has been completed by Morspan Ltd and the base was provided by Connop and Son Ltd. Vencomatic, Big Dutchman and Potters supplied the house equipment. The birds will be included in the Woodland scheme run by Noble Foods.

    If you are interested in taking a technical tour of the unit and meeting the Harper Adams staff please feel free to visit.

    Date:           Wednesday 12th December between 11-00am and 3-00pm

    Location:       Harper Adams University College, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
                       Follow the signs to the Poultry Unit off the B5062

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