Following expansion to its monogastric business earlier in the year, livestock feed manufacturer, Harbro has announced another two new additions to its poultry team, James Tilley and James Girdler who will be focussed on expanding the company’s poultry business in England and Wales.
Harbro was founded in north east Scotland nearly 50 years ago and today operates a number of compound mills across the UK as well as being a leading on-farm mill and mix specialist, producing over 200,000 tonnes of layer feed and 400,000 tonnes of pig feed a year. They are also the largest supplier of on farm minerals in the UK.
David Hilldrith, who joined Harbro earlier in the year as Poultry Business Development Manager commented: “This is an exciting time for the business. Harbro feed a large percentage of layers in Scotland, where the company was founded, but we have a great opportunity to grow the business in England. We are ideally placed to service key poultry areas across England and Wales, either with feed mixed on farm by our Tropper, or supplying compound, and have plans to expand our production capacity further.”
James Tilley is based in north Wales where his family have farmed for generations. His poultry experience includes roles within a wholesale egg business and more recently another feed company. James Girdler lives near Manchester. With a degree in Animal Science and Nutrition, Girdler has held roles at large scale poultry producers and within the feed business. The new additions are joining a team that includes David Hilldrith and poultry specialist, Sam Parker, who is based in Yorkshire who has been with the company for a number of years.