An EPIC History of the Poultry Industry

The Egg and Poultry Industry Conference is now celebrating over 50 years. This section looks back at the history of the entire Poultry Industry.

Compiled, researched and edited by Howard Birley & Stephen Lister

There are a number of people to thank for their help and guidance in compiling this Timeline. Special thanks go particularly to my friend, colleague and co-author Stephen Lister, without whose help this book would never have reached the stage of publication.

I would also like to acknowledge the help and support of the EPIC organising committee, in particular: Aaron Patel, Andrew Joret, Derek Kelly, John Cessford, Stephen Povey and Jim Hunnable. Other significant contributions came from: John Farrant, Dr David Charles, Josie Arman and Adam North.

I am indebted to my friend Peter Stokes for all of the scanning and restoration work on some of the images and also to Alan and Julie Kiteley of Lockwood Lithographics for their advice and printing of the finished book, not to mention their patience when dealing with someone who does not understand the requirements of printing such a document.

Following the conference in November 2016 the information and images used to compile this timeline have been uploaded to the EPIC website. The timeline will grow as new information is added and will be updated on a regular basis. It is hoped that it will become a living document and a resource for people in the industry to use in future years.

Howard Birley

EPIC Poultry History Book - 50th Anniversary Edition 2016

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PD Hook (Hatcheries) Ltd

T: 01993 850261
E: Stephen_Povey@pdhook.co.uk
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A division of AB Agri Ltd
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Manton Wood Enterprise Park, Worksop, Nottinghanshire S80 2RS

Aviagen Ltd

T: 0131 333 1056
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BHSL

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Kantoher Business Park, Killeedy, Ballagh, County Limerick, Ireland

British Egg Industry Council

T: 0207 608 3760
E: info@britisheggindustrycouncil.com
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Second Floor, 89 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6HR

British Poultry Council

T: 0203 544 1675
E: info@britishpoultry.org.uk
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British Poultry Council, Europoint House, 5-11 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ

Ceva Animal Health Ltd

T: 01494 781 510
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Unit 3 Anglo Office Park, White Lion Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 9FB

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The Oaks, Apex 12, Old Ipswich Road, Colchester, Essex CO7 7QR

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Lilly House, Priestley Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9NL

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P.O. Box 7131, NL-5980 AC Panningen, The Netherlands

ForFarmers

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Tucks Mill, Burston, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4TJ

JF McKenna Ltd

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66 Cathedral Road, Armagh BT61 8AE

Kemin Animal Health & Nutrition – GB

T: 01704 537702
W: kemin.com

Tudor House, Hampton Road, Southport, Merseyside PR8 6QD

Lewis Business Media

Editor: Chloe Ryan | 01473 834487 chloe@lewisbusinessmedia.co.uk
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W: poultrynews.co.uk

Suite A, Arun House, Office Village, River Way, Uckfield TN22 1SL

Moy Park Ltd

T: 02887 722300
E: enquiries@moypark.com
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Killyman Road, Dungannon, Tyrone BT71 6LN

MSD Animal Health

T: +44(0)1908 665050
E: poultry.uk@intervet.com
W: msd-animal-health.co.uk

Walton Manor, Walton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 7AJ

Premier Nutrition

T: 01543 473468
E: info@premiernutrition.co.uk
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Brereton Business Park, The Levels, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 1RD

Trouw Nutrition GB

T: 01335 341102
E: antony.taylor@trouwnutrition.com
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Blenheim House, Blenheim Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1HA

Zoetis UK Ltd

T: 07976 240703
E: James.porritt@zoetis.com
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Walton Oaks, Dorking Road, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7NS