Heritage and hounds - Burgess at the Great Yorkshire Show

Last month we joined Yorkshire’s agricultural community for a day of farming fun at the Great Yorkshire Show

Posted: 11 August 2016

Heritage and hounds - Burgess at the Great Yorkshire Show

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Last month we joined Yorkshire’s agricultural community for a day of farming fun at the Great Yorkshire Show

With our 200-year-old links to the Yorkshire countryside we were proud as punch to be part of the 158th Great Yorkshire Show – the largest agricultural show in England.

Starting out as flour millers in the 17th century, the Burgess family moved into producing wholesome animal feeds in the early 1960s, and many of our pet foods continue to be made with ingredients grown by local Yorkshire farmers.

Giving first-hand experience of rural life through demonstrations and exhibitions, the show also boasted a huge number of stands, offering everything from clothing to combine harvesters, which attracted up to 130,000 visitors a day.

As one of the few British-made pet food manufacturers, and having forged a firm friendship with the farming community in Yorkshire over two centuries, we joined the Welcome to Yorkshire stand at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate to show off the best the county has to offer.

Just as many visitors tried their hand at blacksmithing skills, milling and taster sessions in the Discovery Zone, we were delighted to be able to introduce pet owners to our range of Burgess pet food.

“It was great day out,” said Burgess sales manager Peter Lancaster who attended the show alongside events manager Charlotte Hopkins and nutrition advisor Kären Smith. “Strong family values and tradition are at the core of many Yorkshire agricultural businesses and we share this ethos at Burgess. It was an honour to celebrate the produce and pride of Yorkshire countryside and farming at one of the UK’s premier agricultural shows.”

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