Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison

NFU Poultry Industry Programme 2022/23, Free range egg producer, North East

I am a free range layer producer from a family farm in North Yorkshire. The business diversified into free range layers in 2010, but previously the farm focussed on arable and sheep. 

We started with a 16,000 bird unit, which quickly developed to 32,000 and then 64,000.

Having arable and poultry on the same farm, it made sense to begin milling our own feed.

On the PIP, I’d like to build my network of contacts. You can never learn too much from people, there’s always somebody who’ll have a little gem in a conversation that can help you with the next thing you’re looking at, or help you change what you’re doing currently. It’s also great to put myself out there a bit more.