The Brett family has been milling animal feeds for farmers in the South East of Ireland since 1940. Using locally grown wheat, barley and oats we carefully blend them with other quality assured raw materials to supply our customers with wholesome nutritionally balanced rations for their livestock. Our agronomists assist local growers to produce healthy high yielding crops which we dry and store to UFAS approved standards. Any feed is only as good as its constituents and our nutritionist employs the latest available worldwide research to create the best range of animal feeds available in Ireland. Whether it`s dairy cows, sucklers, beef cattle, sheep or pigs Bretts have the ration for you.

Company details

Callan , Co. Kilkenny , Ireland

Locations Served

Business Type:
Technology
Industry Type:
Agriculture
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1940

The Brett family has been milling animal feeds for farmers in the South East of Ireland since 1940. Using locally grown wheat, barley and oats we carefully blend them with other quality assured raw materials to supply our customers with wholesome nutritionally balanced rations for their livestock. Our agronomists assist local growers to produce healthy high yielding crops which we dry and store to UFAS approved standards.

Any feed is only as good as its constituents and our nutritionist employs the latest available worldwide research to create the best range of animal feeds available in Ireland. Whether it's dairy cows, sucklers, beef cattle, sheep or pigs Bretts have the ration for you.

Our mission ensures a dedication to perfection and a commitment to supply our customers with only the best products at reasonable prices tailored to their individual requirements.

We are fully committed to environmentally sustainable farming which allows families a viable livelihood in a demanding global marketplace. Our customers provide the foundation of Ireland's food export business and our role is to supply the essential building blocks of vital inputs ranging from feeds, seeds, fertilizers, agrichemicals to hardware goods.

The Brett Group today employs 125 people involved in the grain and milling business as well as pig production in our Sunglen pig farm in Threecastles Co Kilkenny and in Oakpark Foods, Cahir Co Tipperary, which is a market leader in pork and bacon consumer products.

It is a long way from the small agricultural merchanting business started by Bridget Brett and her four sons in Windgap, Co Kilkenny back in 1940. Jack Brett was the first Managing Director and his son James J is the MD since 1986. The present Board consists of sons of the original Directors, James E, Sean and Liam.

During the past 70 years the company has evolved with the changing economic landscape of Ireland and the European Union. In the 1940’s Bretts were major exporters of rabbits and poultry to war torn Britain. As agriculture developed in the post war period the company became a pivotal force in supplying inputs and advice to farmers as farming moved from subsistence to commercial enterprise.

When Ireland joined the then EEC in 1973 Bretts pursued a major investment programme of expansion in grain handling and storage as well as the construction of a mill in Callan, which opened in 1979. The combination of modern technology with highly trained dedicated staff has established Bretts as one of the major players in modern Irish agriculture in the new millennium. The company services farmers throughout Leinster and Munster. Our sales team is backed up by our Nutritionist and Agronomist to ensure that farmers are offered solutions to every conceivable problem on the farm. It is not our policy to simply sell products; we bring solutions based on the best Teagasc and international research available and assist our customers to achieve profitable and sustainable businesses.