Director Joe Shepherdson has more than 20 years’ experience within the poultry farming sector and has put together a unique team of industry professionals to help with every aspect of your installation – with over 50 years of collective experience between them.

JEL are proud to be the UK agent for both Salmet Poultry Equipment and Exafan Ventilation. Both are at the very top of their fields, Salmet being one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist poultry equipment – with an emphasis on comfort and welfare, as well as hygiene and productivity. After all, happy and content hens are more productive hens.

Exafan are recognised as one of the world-leaders in the development of automated ventilation systems for the poultry sector – with a portfolio of over 10,000 customers across 72 countries. Exafan products meet the highest quality performance to create the perfect environment for hens to keep them healthy, happy and productive, giving you maximum return on your investment. At JEL, we offer the Exafan SCA Touch system – which we have worked hard to design for the UK market, and believe it to be the very best ventilation control system available.

Mari van Gruijthuijsen - Director Sales and Marketing - SALMET

It was in the summer of 2019 when Mr Joe Shepherdson, the owner of JEL Poultry, contacted Salmet wishing to become SALMET’s agent in the UK and Ireland. We immediately got enthusiastic because of his professionalism and we decided to start working together.

We are impressed about the technical skills, poultry knowledge, experience in professional installation and servicing of poultry equipment by JEL Poultry.

No surprise that we are very happy that JEL Poultry and Salmet came together to deliver professional poultry housing systems throughout the UK and Ireland!

So should you ever have a need for

  • Systems for Layers (aviaries or floor system)
  • Systems for Pullets
  • Manure drying tunnels or manure composter
  • Systems for parent stock

Please contact Joe Shepherdson for a professional advice on Salmet equipment!

In Salmet our aim is to deliver high performance equipment guaranteeing customers the highest production of first class sellable eggs with the best possible FCR.

Salmet are not only equipment manufacturers, but also egg producers. Therefore our Layer and Pullet farms are available to our customers for training and education.

We look forward welcoming you soon and strongly recommend JEL Poultry as our strong representative in your country.

Mari van Gruijthuijsen – Director Sales and Marketing, SALMET
Hayden Kinnersmith - Exafan

May we say in the first instance that it is an absolute pleasure working with JEL Poultry

We at EXAFAN have been manufacturing high quality and high-performance equipment for the Livestock Industry for over 35 years. With this comes a wealth of experience and knowledge. This is now complimented by the skill set and focus of JEL POULTRY in the UK,NI & Ireland.

Working as a team, we are pleased to be offering a personalised approach to every project, creating solutions to achieve the highest animal welfare and high quality systems that are fit for purpose with a good return on investment

Hayden Kinnersmith – Area Sales Manager, Exafan

Please get in touch for help or information on how we can enhance your productivity, hygiene, and the comfort & welfare of your hens.


Meet Our Team

Joe Shepherdson
Joe ShepherdsonManaging Director
Having spent over 20 years within the Poultry Farming Sector, I founded JEL Poultry over ten years ago, believing the industry needed to be looked at with fresh eyes and innovative thinking.
As a result, our team at JEL Poultry are now able to handle every aspect of your installation – from initial site survey to design and final fitting – all with an emphasis on comfort and welfare, as well as hygiene and productivity.
With my own specialised knowledge of Suspension Systems together with our Project Manager Billy’s expertise in Laying Systems, we’re the perfect combination to bring your project to life.
I’m very proud of the company and the team we have built here at JEL, and feel confident that with over 50 years’ of collective experience, we are perfectly placed to deliver the very best products, fitting and after-sales service – we’re all about building long-lasting relationships with our growing base of clients.

Billy Roberts
Billy RobertsProject Manager
With over ten years’ experience of Project Management across the UK and in the USA, along with a specialism in Laying Systems, I’m proud to be back in the UK working with Joe here at JEL Poultry. We’ve got a great team here – all committed to bringing you the very best products are service in the industry. With our team’s extensive knowledge of every aspect of your project, we’re the perfect partner to help grow your business the right way

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Sharna Jenney
Sharna JenneyClient Services
I am passionate about customer care, and I love the day-to-day dealing with clients. I really enjoy my job, and I’m so proud to be part of the team here at JEL. We’re all dedicated to listening to and helping our customers find the right solutions for their requirements. I hope to speak with you soon

A few happy clients…

“Joe Shepherdson and his team at JEL Poultry LTD carried out all the installation of male and female feeders, rear spin feeders, drinker lines, ventilation and associated works on our new 3 house GGP breeder unit in Fife, Scotland which was commissioned in March 2018.

First and foremost, JEL Poultry were a pleasure to have on site and worked tirelessly through the extreme conditions caused by “the beast from the east” to ensure the project met the bird placement date on time.

The attention to detail and thorough knowledge of the fast moving poultry industry sets JEL Poultry ahead of the game and I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Joe has recently added an innovative range of products to his portfolio, many of which will be considered in our business to further improve bird welfare and efficiency. I wish Joe and JEL Poultry all the best for the future and look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Roy Fisher, RKF Poultry Limited

“From our very first meeting with Joe and the JEL POULTRY team it was obvious to us their extensive knowledge and passion for the industry.

Nothing was too much bother and they always go the extra mile.

Throughout the consultation and design stage everything was looked at in fine detail , both on “paper” and “ hands on” at farm visits and the factory.

We’re very happy we chose JEL POULTRY for this project and more.

They’re a grand company to do business with”

Steve Evans, Welshpool, Wales