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In 2017, following several successful shows for the Whinfellpark Limousins team, the decision was taken to buy a bespoke trailer in order to accommodate not only the cattle but also the stockmen.
This 45ft trailer, custom built by Houghton Parkhouse of Milnthorpe, is used to transport the A.W. Jenkinson Farm’s’ pedigree Limousins across the country, taking them to prestigious National and Local shows, National Limousin Society sales, and also delivering cattle to Whinfellpark Limousin customers throughout the UK. The trailer can be pulled by any one of the six hundred A.W. Jenkinson Transport Limited units.
Houghton Parkhouse were selected as the preferred supplier and manufacturer not simply as they are a local company but because their industry-leading innovations and award-winning designers ensured the best environment for both animals and stockmen. Working closely with the design team, the trailer was configured with a step frame, a single deck using the whole of the lower area for stock and an upper level step frame area as living space for the stockmen, allowing them to remain close to the livestock whilst at overnight events.
This gives the Whinfellpark Limousins team all the capacity needed for their show requirements in terms of stock numbers and staff accommodation. Additionally, there is the option of reverting the whole trailer back to stock accommodation whenever it is necessary.
Ultimately, the trailer ensures that A.W. Jenkinson Farms’ most valuable assets – animals and staff can travel in the safest and most comfortable vehicle available.