Carrs established its position as an agricultural supplier with the amalgamation of several small businesses which operated within agricultural in the north of the country, namely Thomas Edmondson of Penrith, Reeves of Moffat and Oliver and Snowden of Carlisle. These were all pulled together to form Carrs Farm Foods and in 1990 this became Carrs Agriculture, forming the foundation of the organisation we have today.
Carrs Billington Agriculture came about with the joint venture between Carrs Agriculture, and Edward Billington & Son Ltd. Since the formation of this venture, Carrs Billington Agriculture continued to expand and has become a leading supplier of agricultural products to farmers in the UK.
Today, the business operates compound feed mills at Carlisle, Lancaster and Stone and has blend plants at Kirkbride in Cumbria, at Lancaster and in Wales. It currently has 32 Country Stores throughout Northern England, Scotland and Wales, several of which have machinery sales and service departments and fuel distributions depots.
Carrs Billington has a specialist team of nutritionists formulate feeds in line with the latest research and development, constantly updating our range so that there is a product to meet our customers’ requirements.
Our farm assurance scheme provides full and comprehensive traceability, ensuring customers can have complete confidence in product quality. Carrs Billington’s quality control system allows us to trace every feed delivery and the source of raw materials used in its manufacture.
For details of your local Country Store see Country Store locations. Your locally based sales teams are professionally trained and cover the whole of our trading area (Northern England, Scotland, Wales and the Midlands). They offer a unique and experienced level of service to support our portfolio of products. Backed up by our nutritional and technical departments, Carrs Billington customers receive a service that is second to none within our industry.
The Board – “Committed to Leading the Company to be the Premier Business in terms of Agricultural Supply within its Trading Area”
Hugh Pelham, Chairman Tel 01228 554600
Lloyd Whiteley, Vice Chairman Tel 0151 243 9000
Gary Blake, Director Tel 0151 243 9000
Dr Mark Cole, Managing Director (Sales) Tel 01228 520212
Paul Steeples, Managing Director (Operations) Tel 01785 760535
Ian Gate, Machinery Director Tel 01228 520212
Kevin Dixon, Finance Director Tel 01228 520212