Nelfarms celebrates 75 years of ‘Eggcellence’ | Sunday Observer

Nelfarms celebrates 75 years of ‘Eggcellence’

Nelfarms celebrated their 75th anniversary in business at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel along with Shareholders, family, staff, industry stakeholders and guests. The company took the opportunity to recognise longstanding staff members who have made outstanding contributions to the company.

Noorani Estates Pvt Limited, (Nelfarms) which was incorporated in 1942 with the objective of purchasing and managing tea, rubber and coconut estates, is a family owned business, which is now in its sixth generation consisting of 45 shareholders in total.

“The company will continue to expand and is on a continuous search for suitable land, Nelfarms will continue to stay true to our vision of delivering innovation, health and Nutrition through our products in the years to come. says Mr. Noordeen Sethwala, Director, Noorani Estates Ltd.

The origins of Nelfarms began in a coconut estate in Walahapitiya Nattandiya, where the company decided to diversify into livestock. Nelfarms has since has grown from an estate driven poultry business. Due to the seamless demand for their products, Nelfarms kept expanding annually until poultry became its core business.

In 1975, Seven Hills Limited was incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Noorani estates Limited. Situated at the foothills of the Seven Virgins mountain range in Maskeliya. The focus was on poultry production, dairy farming and dairy food processing.

Noorani Estates Limited or Nelfarms as it is more fondly known is one of the largest poultry farming operations in Sri Lanka today.

In 2003 the company purchased 50 acres of land in Mangala Eliya which is located in the Puttalam District and began to expand its commercial layer operation to increase table egg production, in order to keep up with the growing demand.