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Business Model

Business Model

The business model is aligned with the buying needs and habits of our farming customer base, which includes arable, livestock and mixed farms. The Group is committed to sustained development within the agricultural sector and strives for continued growth with a view to optimising the return to all stakeholders. The Group is confident that macro-economic factors, including world population growth and the need for higher levels of national self-sufficiency, should continue to make the UK a strong and growing food producer. In addition, the UK farming sector benefits from a favourable growing climate. 


Comprises the manufacturing and supply of a comprehensive range of agricultural inputs to customers across many parts of the UK

Feed Division

The Group operates two multi-species compound feed mills and one blending plant, off ering a full range of animal nutrition products to the agricultural market in bulk or bags. Third party mills are also used to satisfy additional seasonal and geographic requirements.


Glasson operates from Glasson Dock, near Lancaster. It is a producer of blended fertiliser, a supplier of feed raw materials and a manufacturer of added-value products to specialist animal feed retailers.

The business operates fertiliser blending manufacturing facilities at Winmarleigh, Goole and Montrose, and also sources from a facility at Birkenhead. It is currently the second largest fertiliser blender in the UK.

Glasson complements the Group strategy by providing a further internal hedge against commodity volatility in the agricultural supply sector.


The Group’s arable activities supply a wide range of products to arable and grassland farmers, including seed, fertiliser and agro-chemicals. Seed processing facilities are located at Shrewsbury, Shropshire and Selby, Yorkshire.


GrainLink is the Group’s in-house grain marketing company and provides farmers with an independent professional marketing service backed by the financial security of the Wynnstay Group. The Company has access to major markets for specialist milling and malting grain as well as feed into mills. GrainLink operates from Shrewsbury, Shropshire.


Specialist Agricultural Merchanting

Supplies specialist agricultural and associated sundry products to customers throughout Wales, Midlands, North West and South West of England


The Group’s Specialist Agricultural Merchanting depots are well established and provide a comprehensive range of products for farmers and rural dwellers. The Group operates 55 depots across Wales, the Midlands, North West and South West England, supplying to farmers, small holders and rural dwellers.

Our team is trained to help customers with technical advice and our customers can purchase via depot, catalogue or van service.

We partner with pharmaceutical companies to provide specialist advice on animal health and other agricultural products.

Youngs Animal Feeds

Youngs Animal Feeds operates from its production facility at Standon, Staffordshire, and two other locations, selling a range of equine and small animal feeds through to wholesalers and retailers in Wales and the Midlands. The Sweet Meadow branded equine feed range is a market leading product.