ForFarmers UK announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Bowerings Animal Feeds Ltd (‘Bowerings’). The transaction is subject to CMA approval, and is expected to complete in early 2019. Bowerings, based in Bridgwater in Somerset, sells approximately 27,000 Tonnes of feed to organic and conventional farmers in the dairy, beef, sheep, pig and poultry sectors throughout the South West.
Bowerings is a long time established company that focuses on operational excellence and adding value for their farmer customers through the development of innovative products and feeding programmes. Ben Bowering, Managing Director of Bowerings, will be involved in the transition of the business to ForFarmers. The decommissioned mill site at Bridgwater is not part of the transaction.
Steven Read, COO of ForFarmers UK said: “We are very pleased that we can improve our offering to both organic and conventional farmers by acquiring Bowerings. ForFarmers UK already has an established presence in both markets. The addition of the organic part of the business allows us to develop further in this specialized and growing market. The purchase follows ForFarmers’ recent acquisition in the Netherlands of Van Gorp Biologische Voeders, also a specialist in the Organic Feed market”.
Ben Bowering, Managing Director of Bowerings Animal Feeds said “The mission of ForFarmers to help farmers improve their return on farm, evidenced in their slogan ‘For the Future of Farming’, is noticeable in the execution of their strategy and the energy they devote to customers. I am leaving the business after 40 years and am convinced that I have secured a good future for our customers by selling the business to ForFarmers”.