Growth in canine category fuels the creation of Gold Line Feeds


Gold Line Feeds, a new business within the animal feed manufacturing sector, has launched following a restructure of operations by Dodson & Horrell Ltd.

Gold Line Feeds will be dedicated to serving the canine and small animal market, and will continue to offer Autarky, Chudleys, Gusto and Trophy Pet Foods along with servicing customers with their private label offering. 

The Gold Line Feeds business has sales in excess of £22m in the last year and has plans for growth within the sector and to extend upon an 80-year pedigree of manufacturing high-quality animal feeds from their Northamptonshire mill.

Gold Line Feeds is built from strong foundations, growing by 20% in the last three years, and now produces over 2 million bags of dog food and over 150 thousand bags of rabbit food. 

Anna Horrell, CEO of Gold Line Feeds Ltd, stated: “The growth of our canine and small animal division, and the popularity of the brands within our portfolio, has put us in a great position to concentrate our efforts on the development of our product offering. This change will provide positive opportunities to grow and develop Gold Line Feeds and the brands we manufacture, with a renewed focus on investment, innovation, and quality.”

The creation of Gold Line Feeds will enable further growth and strengthening of the business to meet the needs of market, whilst retaining the expertise and market knowledge developed through the many years of operation from its manufacturing and operational base in Islip, Northamptonshire.

Richard Anderson, Managing Director, added: “This major strategic step for the business will allow us to invest in our manufacturing facilities and improve operational efficiencies to stay at the forefront of the industry. It will also give us the scope to innovate in the category to make the best possible product for the animals who consume our feeds.”

Gold Line Feeds will continue to manufacture feeds on their 300,000 square foot Old Furnace Site in Islip, Northamptonshire, and remain committed to employing the best people from the area to support across the business.

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