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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR DELIVERIES 2022/23 December 6, 2022


We will close for Christmas at 5pm on Friday 23rd December and re-open at 8.30am on Wednesday 28th December
For New Year we will close at 5pm on Friday 30th December and re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 3th January

For all pre-Christmas deliveries please order by Wednesday 14th December

For deliveries on Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th and Friday 30th December
Please order by Tuesday 20th December

For deliveries on or shortly after Tuesday 3rd January
Please order by Friday 23rd December

We would be grateful if ALL orders could have 2 or more day’s delivery option to help
with production and transport planning at this very busy time
Keeping to these deadlines will help ensure that you all get your feed requirements on the required dates.
May we take this opportunity to thank you for your continued valued
custom and wish you a very Merry Christmas
and a prosperous New Year from us all at Duffields.


Duffields bagged animal feeds for Retailers, Merchants and wholesalers November 3, 2022

Become a local feed stockist

We can distribute our bagged feed products nationally. We are keen to recruit new wholesalers and merchant resellers across the main land UK.

Please contact us if you are a merchant and would be interested in stocking our feed products for resale.  Please see the attached leaflets and call 01508 470661.

or email Lee Annison  –


Check out the following information leaflets via these links

The Game Market 2022 and Avian Flu July 14, 2022

The Bird flu outbreak in France continues to cause Problems for the industry. In the article below Richard Leach From Keepers Choice looks at what can be done in the future to ensure we don’t get caught out.

Birds and the coming season. Full article.

Customer presented with 2 x 100 tonnes of milk certificates for 2 of their Cows May 11, 2022

D&PR Tibbs, Quoit Farm, Stanton Drew, Bristol, was presented with 2 x 100 tonnes of milk certificates for 2 of their Cows this month, a great achievement in these present times

The certificates are issued by National Milk Records.

Herds and individual cows milk production are recorded monthly by NMR

Reaching 100 tonnes of milk produced by an individual cow is a fantastic achievement.


Game on the menu as hospitals serve up pheasant, partridge and venison March 17, 2022

The future of hospital food? Delicious dishes such as this pan-fried pheasant could be coming to a ward near you

Hospital food doesn’t have the greatest of reputations, which makes a new addition to NHS menus particularly mouthwatering.

Game is set to be served to patients at a number of hospitals around the country as part of a trial scheme to broaden the choice of healthy dishes.

These will include meals prepared using pheasant, partridge and venison.

British Game Assurance (BGA), which has launched the trial, says game meat has a number of nutritional benefits for patients.

As well as being nutritionally better than other meats it is higher in selenium – which is thought to reduce the risk of certain cancers, protect against heart disease and boost the immune system.

The BGA said tests have also shown it is more palatable for people suffering from Dysphagia, which causes difficulty with swallowing.

‘Nutritious and affordable’

“Pheasant, partridge and venison are being snapped up by hospital caterers as a nutritious and affordable addition to patient meals,” said the BGA. “We have been working with various organisations to promote this healthy, sustainable protein and the NHS was a natural fit.”

Liam Stokes, CEO of British Game Assurance, told The Telegraph: “Game is very high-quality meat, it is high-protein, low-fat and has an excellent micronutrient profile, so is a good fit for NHS patients. The game the NHS will be trialling will be sourced from estates that are both lead-free and assured by British Game Assurance, which is the gold standard of sustainable game procurement.”

There are at least five hospitals understood to be preparing to trial game dishes under the scheme, with new menus set to be rolled out in the coming

As well as being nutritionally better than other meats, game is also thought to reduce the risk of certain cancers

Those approached to take part include Sheffield Teaching Hospital, Ashford and St Peters, Northern Care Alliance, the Royal Free in north London, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and Darlington Memorial Hospital.

Mr Stokes added: “We have been helping the NHS develop recipes that will not only be healthy and sustainable, but will provide patients with a tasty and interesting option.”

The BGA is also planning to work with the Ministry of Defence to supply game for meals for the country’s armed forces personnel.

Low in fat and cholesterol, game meat is prized as one of the healthiest meats available. It is also rich in Omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, both of which help lower cholesterol levels.

The scheme to serve dishes such as venison stew and roast partridge to hospital patients has won the backing of farming and rural groups.

Tim Bonner, chief executive of the Countryside Alliance said: “This is a win for hospital patients who are able to access game, as well as it being another extension of the game market.

“Game shooting provides a whole range of benefits from conservation of the countryside, to its huge social and economic contribution to rural communities and, of course, healthy and nutritious game products