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Falklands' sheep paddocks with fence posts from North Wales

Tuesday, January 13th 2015 - 08:46 UTC
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Every year 4.000 fence-posts are shipped to the Falklands, revealed Clifford Jones (Pic Daily Post) Every year 4.000 fence-posts are shipped to the Falklands, revealed Clifford Jones (Pic Daily Post)

Fence posts made from North Wales timber are keeping sheep safe thousands of miles away in the Falkland Islands. Every year a consignment of 4,000 fence posts weighing 20 tons is trucked from Ruthin to Portsmouth on the first stage of an 8,000-mile journey to the South Atlantic, reports the Daily Post from North Wales.

 From there the cargo is shipped to Port Stanley on a journey that takes three weeks before Falklands’ farmers use them to fence in the islands’ half-a-million sheep.

The fence posts are specially steam-treated by Clifford Jones Timber to prevent any contamination of the delicate eco-system in the Falkland Islands.

Using timber from sustainable forests, mainly in North Wales, they are made at the Clifford Jones Timber plant in Brickfield Lane, Ruthin, which processes 100,000 tons of timber each year.

“It’s a special consignment which we fulfill every year” said Jones.

The Clifford Jones Timber company is the UK’s largest manufacturer of fence posts, making four million a year.

It prides itself on using every scrap of the 100,000 tons of sustainable timber which comes through its gates each year, making mini-logs from fence post off-cuts.

Categories: Economy, Falkland Islands.

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  • Briton

    Quite right,
    the sheep should be kept safe, their are far to many odd people abt...

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 11:14 am 0
  • paulcedron

    “The fence posts are specially steam-treated by Clifford Jones Timber to prevent any contamination of the delicate eco-system in the Falkland Islands.”

    yeah, right.
    now they are concerned for the ecosystem...lol

    http://www.seabirds.org/starvation.htm
    http://www.seabirds.org/starvation.htm

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 05:45 pm 0
  • brianF.I

    We care more about our eco system than you lot do you retard, the penguin numbers are now increasing thanks to improvements in conservation and fishery stock management, and no one ever mentions the damage done efore the war, when we had no control over our economic zone. I also like how you keep bringing up that corruption article, well we learn from our mistakes and try to ensure we do not commit them again, what do you lot do? One fuck up after another lol

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 06:42 pm 0
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