Philip Twizell comes from a farming family and has been working with the land and animals for as long as anyone cares to remember. This year he is celebrating ten years of rearing egg-laying hens to the RSPCA’s higher welfare standards.
But it hasn’t always been hens for Philip, up until ten years ago, he made his livelihood with pigs. “I had a herd of 900 sows,” says Philip. “But sadly falling meat prices and constant industry changes took their toll on my love of raising pigs.”