Agri-food - John Thompson & Sons


In 1880, John Thompson and his sons opened an animal feed mill in Belfast. Over a century later, it’s the largest mill site in the UK, employing 170 staff and producing a wide range of feeds for poultry, cows, sheep, horses and pigs. Working closely with regional companies as well as local farmers, John Thompson & Sons manufactures hundreds of products, including quality feeds, bespoke feeds, fertilisers, silage additives and grass seed. Known throughout the agri-food industry as Pioneers of Better Feedingstuffs, the company invests heavily in scientific research, product development and technological advancements – making STEM central to its success.

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