LJ fairburn Poultry

The Fairburn Story

Passionate about our hens and the eggs they kindly produce, we are a young, progressive family business. Taking a very hands-on approach, we are the third generation of Fairburn's to produce eggs. As a business, we have the drive to care and the technology to deliver. We are in control of everything we put in and every egg we send out, ensuring the finest quality and the freshest egg.




L J Fairburn & Son Limited may have grown into an enterprise which can now boast at being one of the largest egg producers and packers in the UK, however, one thing that hasn’t changed is the commitment to family values, business integrity, and loyalty on which the business was originally built.

L J Fairburn & Son Ltd is now run by CEO, Daniel Fairburn. Daniel is supported by his sisters Caroline Fairburn-Wright, Business Director and Sarah Hall, Operations Director. All passionate about the business, family values and sustainability are at the core of everything we do.

The business now has four million laying and rearing hens – two million are owned by Fairburn’s and two million are contract producer owned. Rearing in excess of two million pullets every year for their own use and re-sale, the Fairburn family also mill over 80,000 tonnes of feed each year, including grain grown on their 2,000 acre arable farm.

The family even have their own expanding fleet of 28 lorries to distribute feed, collect eggs, and deliver finished products to retail partners. Production, milling and packing facilities are all within a 25 mile radius which facilitates its integration through carefully managed processes.

In control of every process from day old chick to the family fridge, a short and finely tuned supply chain delivers the freshest eggs of the finest quality. The family commitment has always been to re-invest in the business to ensure it continues successfully for future generations.

Fairburn's are proud to be producing eggs for leading UK supermarkets. With all Directors having young families, sustainability of L J Fairburn & Son Ltd, as well as the British egg industry, is the number one focus for the Fairburn family.