Boyd Bedding: Blue Frog
Boyd Bedding is a family owned and operated business that traces its roots back to the County Tyrone village of Drumquin, where managing director Raymond Boyd grew up on his father’s dairy farm.
A farmer by blood, Raymond gained extensive experience working in the haulage industry before returning to farming full time. He bought a lorry to draw wood shavings from a local mill for his own dairy herd, and quickly found that there was demand from neighbouring farms as well as the poultry industry.
As business grew, Raymond spotted the potential benefits of dried bedding that would create a healthier environment for cattle and day-old chicks. He invested in a processing plant for wood shavings, including a drying plant from Denmark, and moved the business to premises at Deerpark Industrial Estate in nearby Newtownstewart in 2002. BlueFrog was born.
Investing in the technology to dry and dust extract the wood shavings allowed Boyd Bedding to pursue opportunities in leading equestrian markets around the world and the business grew rapidly. Before long, production at the Deerpark site had reached full capacity and after securing a contract to supply horse bedding for the 2012 London Olympic games, it was clear that further expansion would be needed. A second factory opened in Omagh in 2014, and two years later Boyd Bedding was delighted to unveil a £10 million, purpose built facility at Bankmore Road, bringing production capacity to over 40,000 bales per week.
Today, Boyd Bedding is the bedding of choice for thousands of farmers and equestrians around the world. We export to the Great Britain and Ireland, Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Hong Kong and Singapore. We are proud to have gained endorsements from some of the most prestigious stables in the world, including British showjumper Nick Skelton, the Al-Maktoum family of Dubai, and Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.