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Our News2021-01-18T16:27:41+00:00

Helping Our Customers to Help the Environment

September 16th, 2021|

Reading Time: 6 minutes As a business that takes our commitment to the environment very seriously, we are always searching for new ways to become more sustainable. So, when we heard some of our customers were having trouble recycling the plastic sacks we use for our wild bird food, we decided to do something about it.

Give Your Conure a Health Fix with our Latest Mix

March 19th, 2021|

Reading Time: 5 minutes Johnston & Jeff has conjured up a new blend for Conures to help owners keep their pets healthy. Conure Mix has been developed by the leading Yorkshire manufacturer in partnership with top breeder Cheryl Robinson of Riverside Aviaries, resulting in a blend specifically formulated for this type of parrot.

Beat the Lockdown Boredom Blues with our Bird-Based Activity Pack

January 12th, 2021|

Reading Time: 9 minutes We have put together some fun bird-based activities that you can do with your kids. You can download and print all the activity pages. We have a choice of colouring pages, a step-by-step guide on how to make an origami bird, and a spotters guide to the wild birds you'll find in your garden.

Supporting Conservation by Adopting Exotic Bird Species

October 12th, 2020|

Reading Time: 6 minutes Feeding time at the zoo has never been so exciting for two exotic bird species at Chester Zoo. The Pekin Robins and Wrinkled Hornbills at the charity zoo have both been officially adopted by us. We will donate bird food to the value of £3,000 to Chester Zoo each year, to help feed the large number of birds there.

New ‘superfood’ to Ensure Wild Birds get Enough Calcium

July 8th, 2020|

Reading Time: 6 minutes We are really excited to be launching a new superfood to ensure wild birds get sufficient calcium in their diet. Dried Calciworms – the larvae of the Black Soldier Fly  – are a fantastic supplement to our range of premium quality wild bird feeds and typically contain around 50 times more calcium than other insects.

Johnston & Jeff Celebrates 140 years with £1m Factory Expansion

March 11th, 2020|

Reading Time: 6 minutes We are delighted to announce a £1m expansion of our factory, to help us mark our 140th anniversary celebrations. Johnston & Jeff’s Managing Director, Richard Johnston, said the expansion was the biggest investment the company had made since moving from its original premises in Hull to Gilberdyke in 2002.

No Mess, No Grow Blend to Celebrate Our 140th Anniversary

February 3rd, 2020|

Reading Time: 5 minutes To help celebrate our 140th anniversary, we have launched a limited edition No Mess, No Grow bird seed blend. The blend, our first no mess, no grow food, is nutritionally balanced and has been heat treated to ensure no seeds used in its production can germinate.

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Fledglings – the Teenagers of the Avian World!

April 11th, 2022|0 Comments

Reading Time: 8 minutes With the nesting season well underway, the first fledglings of the year will soon climb precariously from their cosy homes and make a leap of faith into the big, wide world. Just like a young person leaving home for the first time, this is their chance to spread their wings.

How to Tame (Train!) Your Budgie

April 11th, 2022|0 Comments

Reading Time: 10 minutes One question we get asked fairly often is how to tame a Budgie. We’ve always found this a bit of a strange enquiry because like most birds that live in flocks in the wild, Budgies are very sociable and enjoy human company. As such, they don’t need to be tamed per se.

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