Green Farm Pig Building
Posted 11/04/2018 : By: Alice Goodrich
J E Stent & Son applied for LEADER funding in 2017, with their grant approved in April that year. Their LEADER project has aided them to installing a new cutting-edge ventilation system in order to improve animal and staff welfare, as well as raising standards within industry. They also installed a misting system to keep the pigs (and staff) comfortable in the summer months by keeping the temperature low and reducing the risk of ammonia emissions.
Not only is this project a great example of how the LEADER programme supports innovation and animal welfare, this project will also create 2 new full time jobs. The business will also be hold demonstration days in order to share knowledge with industry experts and agricultural colleges.
J E Stent & Son has been running for over 100 years, now with a capacity for 6000 pigs over 3 sites.