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maker of animal feed

Previously T. Herbert Phelps and Sons[1]

1962 Nitrovit Ltd was incorporated to acquire part of Ferens Brothers Ltd

1964 Acquired Buxted Chicken[2]. Then acquired 17 companies concerned with rearing of broiler chickens. Name changed to Allied Farm Foods.

1968 The name of Ferens Brothers was changed to Nitrovit Ltd[3]

1968 Associated British Foods bought Allied Farm Foods[4], the Buxted/Nitrovit Group[5]

1970 Imperial Group acquired Allied Farm Foods including Nitrovit Feed, Ross Breeding and Processing.[6]

1977 Part of Imperial Foods which formed a new subsidiary Ross Buxted Nitrovit, responsible for Ross Poultry, Buxted Poultry, Nitrovit[7]

1982 Acquired by Hillsdown Holdings

1988 The Nitrovit feed mills were acquired by J. Bibby and Sons, adding to that company's agricultural products division.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Nov. 7, 1962
  2. The Times Mar. 4, 1964
  3. Companies house filing
  4. The Times Oct. 9, 1968
  5. [1]
  6. The Times Jan. 23, 1970
  7. The Times, Nov 15, 1977