The Agrihaul team: Chris Watts, Wayne Geyer and Adam Lloyd. Absent: Rob Jenke and Barbara Brinkies.

Encouragement to purchase a truck and start his own business led to Kapunda’s Chris Watts forming Agrihaul.

It was only going to be a short term operation, clearing chicken sheds and onselling the manure.

But now, 30 years on, he is being challenged to keep up with the demand.

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“There is demand for it, especially in Virginia or really anyone that grows anything,” said Chris.

“I want to wind down but we keep getting more work.

“There was 15,000 cubic metres a year when I started… now it can be anywhere between 60,000 and 70,000 cubic metres a year.”

Their main role is to enter a chicken shed, once the birds have been removed to clear and then deliver the content to vineyard operators and cereal growers.

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