SUN 15TH DEC 2019


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L J Fairburn & Son Limited

Business Address: Ivy House Farm Office, Farlesthorpe Road, Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 9PL

Country: England,

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About L J Fairburn & Son Limited

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.

We pride ourselves on how our family business, established for over 60 years, has evolved. 

What came first, the chicken or the egg?

In the case of L J Fairburn & Son Limited it was the chicken! Fairburn’s started producing eggs in Alford, Lincolnshire in 1951 – from just 150 chickens which Grandfather, Leslie James Fairburn bought for £150. The business has significantly expanded and transformed to become one of the largest independent egg producers and packers in the UK, delivering more than 13 million British lion approved eggs every week.

Photo taken by Steve Smailes Photography. All rights and copyright belongs to Steve Smailes Photography. No unathourised usage allowed.

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 175 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.