Great Grandad Reginald takes over the farm, and is happy to maintain things as they are. But Great Grandma Hilda has different ideas. Always a go-getter, she takes her role as farmer’s wife extremely seriously, expanding our hens from 100 to 1000!
Grandad James was never a huge fan of getting up at 3am to milk the cows. So when national farming conditions resulted in government incentives for dairy farmers to sell their herd, he jumped at the opportunity to focus all his attention on our hens.
Father Tony inevitably became involved in the farm and wanted to make his own mark. He implemented the first computerised mill so the farm could mix, and mill feed accurately to ensure our hens were getting adequate nutrients.
After completing a PhD in Poultry Nutrition, Steven returns to the farm and starts forming plans for a way to bring their delicious eggs straight to local farm shops and those in the surrounding community. The Cheshire Egg Co. begins to take shape.
The Cheshire Egg Co. officially launches, with new bold packaging in shops and a brilliant new website to sell eggs direct to customers. The county’s first egg vending machine opens at Paces’ Farm to dispense Cheshire Eggs straight from the farm.