Latest posts from LEAFIELD Environmental

New Bollards Product Selector LEAFIELD Highway - 3.7.2012

Footbath Doubles as Portable Pond LEAFIELD Agricultural - 25.6.2012

As with the majority of smallholders who keep ducks, Karen Keepence of Braintree was keen to rotate the birds in order to manage the pasture and avoid overgrazing. For this reason, constructing a permanent pond was inappropriate and expensive.

After months of searching to no avail, Karen called Smallholder magazine to seek advice and was referred to a small farm, which had been featured in an editorial. Contact with the farmer quickly ascertained that the portable bath was in fact a plastic footbath; more commonly used in the dairy industry.

Karen ‘googled’ footbath and was delighted to find that Paxton Agricultural supplied an extensive range, one of which she thought would be ideal for the purpose. The Paxton FB3 footbath selected measures 3 metres by over a metre and holds over 500 litres of water.

“The footbath is easy to clean and simple to move around to new pasture,” said Karen, “and it’s a huge hit with the ducks, which is probably more important!”

“We never envisaged such a use for our footbaths said Emily Cunningham of Paxton Agricultural but we’re pleased to have another happy customer with a happy badling of ducks.

Related entries:

Follow the herd … choose quality Paxton products. LEAFIELD Agricultural - 30.5.2012

‘Follow the herd’….. choose quality Paxton products.


This AT6 circular drinking trough is over 8 years old and still going strong!

Related entries:

Illuminated Night Owl as featured in PRW magazine LEAFIELD Highway - 30.5.2012

Its the police dear, something about that nice contemporary lamp you bought from that chap in the pub...

As featured in the May issue of Plastics and Rubber Weekly Magazine.

Related entries:

Hippos new home at Hallam Fields Junior School LEAFIELD Recycle - 22.5.2012

One of Leafields Henrietta Hippo bins has taken up residence at Hallam Fields Junior School to help collect compostable waste;
“Thank you very much for the Hippo bin! it has taken pride of place at the bottom of our steps on the school playground. We wanted this bin for fruit and vegetable waste from morning breaks and packed lunches. It is easy for the children to remember what to put in the compost bin now it is a hippo, as hippo’s don’t eat plastic!
We have had an assembly to remind the children what to compost in the hippo. Gardening Club then remove the bin from the hippo and transfer the fruit waste to the compost bins, near the school vegetable patch where it is used to help grow vegetables. There was much excitement when the hippo came onto the playground and she is a cheerful addition, especially on dull, cold days!
Many thanks from all at Hallam Fields Junior School!”

Related entries:

Paxton help expectant mare LEAFIELD Agricultural - 9.5.2012

Paxton recently supplied a footbath to a heavily pregnant mare suffering with lameness. The FB1, usually sold to the agricultural sector for dairy cows or cattle was purchased by horse owner Sue Singleton, to enable her to clean her horses’ feet properly, as the mare in question was struggling to lift her feet with the additional weight. The FB1 was chosen as its large enough to soak all four feet at once and has a grippy surface. Read the original story by clicking here

UPDATE:
Cookie produced a beautiful chestnut colt foal on Friday 13th April, he has been named ‘Coral Reef’ (aka. ‘Reef’) after 2 champions in his bloodlines: his paternal Great Great Grandsire, Cor De La Bruyere and his maternal Great Great Grandsire, Mill Reef. Sue Singleton said “Cookie is a fabulous mother and I look forward to seeing her chase around after her colt, without her feet letting her down. I will continue using the FB1 footbath routinely to maintain Cookie’s foot hygiene and I intend to make it a part of Reef’s routine too”.

Related entries: