LJ fairburn Poultry

Passionate About Our Hens

We pride ourselves on how our family business, established for over 60 years, has evolved. We produce the best, freshest eggs, which can only be achieved through complete control of the process from day old chick to the family fridge.

OUR STORY

OUR BRANDS

OUR EGGS & HENS

OUR RECIPES

WHAT CAME FIRST, THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG?

In the case of L J Fairburn and Son Limited it was the chicken! Fairburn's started farming in Alford in 1951 with just 150 chickens which Grandfather, Leslie James Fairburn bought for £150. Now one of the largest independent egg producers and packers in the UK the business has changed, but the family values haven't. Daniel Fairburn, his wife Sarah Louise, and sisters Caroline and Sarah, are all passionate about making their enterprise fit for future generations, just like their father and grandfather before them.

Whilst the business has evolved, a commitment to family values, loyalty and business integrity, on which the business was originally built, has remained central. Daniel Fairburn, now the third generation of the family, with the support of wife Sarah Louise and sisters, Caroline and Sarah, are all part of the expansive team of more than 190 employees.

The family motto is ‘don’t ask anyone to do anything that you would not be prepared to do yourself.’ With all Directors having young families, sustainability of LJ Fairburn & Son Limited, as well as the British egg industry, is the number one focus for the Fairburn family.

EGGTASTIC FACTS

To produce one egg, it takes a hen 24-26 hours! |In 2015 UK egg consumption was 12.2 million eggs. 3% up from 2014.| As a hen grows older she produces larger eggs.| The heaviest egg reported to have been laid by a hen is one of 454 g (16 oz) with a double yolk and double shell laid by a White Leghorn at Vineland, New Jersey, USA, on 25 February 1956.| Eggs contain large amounts of the antioxidants Lutein & Zeaxanthine which dramatically lower your risk of age-related eye disorders!| Yolk colour depends on the diet of the hen.| Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D which is essential for healthy bones and teeth.| 7.2 million cases of eggs were packed in UK egg packing stations during the first quarter of 2016.| The UK laying flock in 2015 was 36 million!| Harriet the hen laid the world’s largest egg in 2010, measuring a hefty 9.1 inches in diameter!

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