Moy Park unveils farm of the longer term

Moy Park has unveiled a state-of-the-art poultry farm it’s hailing as a ‘game-changer’ on its pathway to achieve net-zero greenhouse fuel (GHG) emissions by 2040. 

Pictured at Beech farm is Stephen Beagan, head of Agri Estates for Moy Park.

Beech farm in Lincolnshire has been constructed from the bottom up with sustainability in thoughts and may cut back Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 100%, successfully taking the farm ‘off grid’ when all methods are working at capability.  

Applied sciences used on the farm to achieve net-zero emissions embrace floor supply warmth pumps to generate heating, warmth exchanger methods to scale back general warmth utilization, and photo voltaic expertise able to producing a powerful 1MW of electrical energy, which is able to work in tandem with lithium battery storage. 

“All the things from the design and structure of the farm constructing to how we seize and recycle rainwater displays our mantra of ‘cut back, reuse, renewable,” explains Stephen Beagan, head of Agri Estates for Moy Park. “Beech farm is a primary for the poultry sector – by properly thought out improvements, we’ve got created an unimaginable 100% discount in vitality associated GHG emissions – that represents a saving of 900 tonnes of CO2 a 12 months. That is set to be a game-changer for the trade, notably when taken in partnership with our different Scope 3 initiatives.”

With over 700 farming companions throughout the UK, Moy Park plans to make use of Beech farm as a blueprint on its journey to achieve net-zero throughout its agri property. The bottom-breaking facility additionally utilises the newest biosecurity measures, making certain the very best requirements of security and welfare for its birds.

Stephen added: “Like the shoppers we serve, our mission is to create higher meals for everybody sustainably from farm to fork. As a part of this dedication we proceed to develop future targeted methods within the areas of vitality effectivity, emissions, water use, biodiversity and waste to scale back our environmental affect.”

Beech farm is the newest innovation revealed by Moy Park in its dedication to attain net-zero emissions. Final 12 months the agency’s pathway to deal with Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions developed alongside the Carbon Belief, was validated by the Science Primarily based Goal initiative (SBTi).

The agency can be tackling Scope 3 emissions by a variety of tasks corresponding to its ‘Farm Carbon Calculator’ that will monitor and monitor greenhouse fuel emissions in actual time at particular person farm stage, throughout its complete farming base.

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