UK animal feed manufacturer acquires blended feeds business

HJ Lea Oakes expands with purchase of A&F Williamson

UK animal feed manufacturer HJ Lea Oakes has purchased Staffordshire-based A&F Williamson, using the acquisition to expand its blended feeds business.

Production will continue at A&F’s Endon site before being transferred to a new purpose-built factory at Prees Heath in Shropshire, according to HJ Lea Oakes. “The deal expands our geographical reach, but also gives us access to a part of the feed market that we weren’t previously dealing with,” said Dominic Bovis, HJ Lea Oakes’ commercial director.