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History

1890 The business was started by William Lant Duffield, who leased a windmill at Mattishall, Norfolk, to produce flour.
1910 Site of existing Duffields Mill acquired.
1924 2 other mills had been acquired, Wiliam was now running Buxton Mill.
1936 WL Duffields & Sons was formed.
1940 Compounded feed first produced.
1952 Tony Duffield purchased a mixed farm at Hautbois. This farm is still in operation today.
1968 Feed capacity at the Saxlingham site was doubled
The River Tas, which used to power the old mill, was diverted.
1970 The Saxlingham site was again expanded, and the other two sites closed. Saxlingham Mill produced both flour and feed.
1990 Flour milling ceased.
2004 The company acquired Pen Mill Feeds at Yeovil. This is an area with high numbers of livestock production. The mill produces 60,000T + of feed per year.
2009 We acquired Grain Harvesters Feed business (now Duffields South East/Wingham mill in August 2009.)
2010 Duffields acquire the national Keepers Choice Game Feed business and brand.
2015 Duffields acquire the Riverside Feeds in Honiton, Devon in November 2015.
2019-2020 Duffields have just completed a £2 million expansion project at our factory in Yeovil.  This will increase production capacity by 25-30%
Today The Duffield Group is headed by Alistair Duffield, the great grandson of the founder. He is Chairman and Managing Director of the Group. The Duffields Group currently produces and trades 350,000T of feed products per year, spread between ruminant, pig, poultry and game feed sectors.