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Young farmers see what it takes.

Posted: 25/04/2013

Members of Strichen Junior Agriculture Club made their way over to farmlay last night for a tour of our facilities and to see what it takes to put 6 eggs on a supermarket shelf.

The tour gave the youngsters a chance to ask questions about the egg industry and see how our continued investment in technology has made our production more efficient.

Farmlay MD is Food & Drink Entrepreneur 2013

Posted: 21/03/2013

Yes, that's right, our very own Robert Chapman (pictured right), Managing Director of farmlay eggs has been voted the Grampian Food & Drink Entrepreneur at the Grampian Food Forums 2013 innovation awards.

Robert was amidst stiff competition as the judges looked at more than 60 entries from 32 companies but chose Robert as their winner.

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Big biomass switch on at farmlay

Posted: 4th October 2012

Heat is something we use a lot of at our main rearing facility, those fuzzy yellow chicks thrive on heat and traditionally this has been provided using conventional gas heaters.

At farmlay we're committed to doing everything we can to help mother earth so today we threw out our old gas heaters and switched on a 1Mw biomass plant fueled by woodchip as a cleaner alternative to gas. 12,000 litres of water is heated to around 83 degrees and pumped to our rearing units where the heat is extracted from radiators to keep our little chicks warm.

Farmlay producer is young farmer of the year

Posted: 4th October 2012

The Grants have been producing quality eggs for farmlay for over 5 years. Managing 40,000 free range birds Craigs attention to detail is what sets him out as a top egg producer and also winner of the 2012 Farmers Weekly, Young Farmer of the Year.

Graham Wilkinson, Agriculture manager for Tesco said

Craig's enthusiasm, business minded approach and focus make him a worthy winner