Pig producers still have confidence in the future of the British pig industry judging by the plans for re-investment in housing and equipment that will improve efficiency. That’s the feedback Quality Equipment received at the British Pig & Poultry Fair.
“From dry sows through to finishing, there was interest across the whole spectrum of our equipment and building services, which was encouraging to see.
We were busy on both days and while much interest came from larger farms there were also enquiries from young people who were just starting up, and this was seen as encouraging for the future of the UK industry.”
Graham Baker - Sales & Production Director
Quality Equipment has always prided itself on being a down-to-earth company. This was certainly the case for seven members of staff who got their hands – and everything else – dirty while taking part in the Only The Brave mud obstacle run. The event took place at Elveden Estates, near Thetford on Sunday 2nd April.
The aim was to raise £500 for the company’s favoured charity, the East Anglian Air Ambulance service. Pledges at over £1,000 have more than doubled this sum. A team of seven took part, plus two non-QE staff, with some tackling the five-mile and others braving the ten-mile course with over 40 obstacles!
Due to increased demand for Paneltim by pig farmers, Quality Equipment has extended its storage area by 220m² (2368 sq ft) at its Woolpit, Suffolk, base.
This will enable the company to stock an extra 5,000m² (53,819 sq ft) of the plastic panel, widely used in piggeries, particularly for pen division and gates. It offers substantial benefits in terms of strength and hygiene over many traditional materials.