History & Heritage
Capestone has a long rich heritage located in the heart of Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The Scale Family have farmed the land since 1826.
Justin & Kate with George, Meg & Sam (with Kate’s pet duck & Harvey the spaniel)
Poultry production at Capestone was first established in 1920 when father and son Benjamin and Jack Scale produced their first bronze Christmas turkeys. Capestone Christmas turkeys soon became recognised nationally as an annual favourite.
Almost a century later, with generations of working knowledge being passed down, a lifetime of commitment and continuous investment – Capestone is now one of the leading organic poultry producers in the country.
In 2021 the Scale family sold a controlling interest in business to LDC. LDC has a long history in specialist and high welfare poultry production in France which Justin believed was an excellent fit with Capestone.
What’s in a name?
The name “Capestone” originated from the settlement created by a Norman knight named Capris who ruled the area after the battle in 1066. The farm and its name evolved from that settlement.
In order to meet the high standards set by Capestone’s customer base as well as an increasingly consumer conscious shopper – the award-winning farm continuously invests in the business in order to improve efficiency, service and quality.
Since the millennium, significant investment is made annually to factory and farm facilities as well as to the committed Capestone Team through training and support.
Capestone’s philosophy – ‘To grow the business in line with its strict high quality and welfare standards, inspire young people on the link between food and farming whilst improving the local environment within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.