The deal was announced this morning on the first day of the Royal Cornwall Show and takes effect from Monday (11th June).
It will see Harpers, with their considerable experience in manufacturing feeds, produce Cornwall Farmers complete range of quality Pinnacle Compounds feed, working to Cornwall Farmers own formulations.
Harpers has built up an enviable reputation for quality and service since it was founded 20 years ago by Bill Harper. Now part off the family-run Massey Bros (Feeds) Ltd, its purpose-built Holsworthy mill is ideally placed to service Cornwall Farmers customers across the region.
The deal also means that bulk delivery times will be reduced from four to just three working days, which means Cornwall Farmers can be even more responsive to customer needs.
Harpers will also supply the bagged Pinnacle Compounds range through Cornwall Farmers network of 13 Country Stores across Devon and Cornwall.
Simon Birch, chief executive at Cornwall Farmers, said: “This deal represents the coming together of two strong local agricultural businesses that have the best interests of the Devon and Cornwall farming community at their heart, and underpins our commitment to the local rural economy.
“Bill has a fantastic reputation for the quality of his feeds and service, and we’re delighted to be bringing manufacturing back into our heartland and supporting a great local business. For our Pinnacle Compounds customers it’s business as usual, but with even better delivery times and of course the full support of our experienced technical team.”
Bill said: “Cornwall Farmers has been a bedrock of the agricultural community for more than 90 years and this deal will help cement that position while strengthening our own business here in Holsworthy.
“We’re proud of the contribution we have made to animal nutrition and farming businesses in the region, and look forward to producing the Pinnacle Compounds range to the quality and consistency that Cornwall Farmers and its customers demand.”
Cornwall Farmers, which is owned by its 4,200 members and has annual sales of almost £70 million, is one of the leading feeds suppliers in the South West and has more than 40 years’ experience in supplying compound feeds.
Pinnacle Compounds is a comprehensive range of compound feeds and services for dairy, young stock, beef, sheep, pigs and poultry, formulated and manufactured to Cornwall Farmers own exacting specification and standards, and backed up by a leading nutritional advice service.
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