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Wildlife Project on Our Doorstep is a Wonderful Initiative

December 14th, 2023|

Reading Time: 7 minutes As a business that makes top-quality feeds and homes for wildlife, we like to support grassroots initiatives that care for wild birds and animals and creates space for them to flourish. That’s why we were delighted to find a project creating a habitat for wildlife in Gilberdyke, the village next to where we’re based.

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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Incredible Journeys – Bird Migration Explained

February 19th, 2024|0 Comments

Reading Time: 11 minutes While many species of bird make the UK their home all year round, some just visit for the summer or winter months and then head off to distance shores for the rest of the year. In this blog, we examine bird migration, taking a deep look into one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena to find out more about what makes it possible.

Johnston & Jeff Appointed as Exclusive Distributor of Innovative New Pelleted Bird Food

December 14th, 2023|0 Comments

Reading Time: 6 minutes We are very excited to have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for an innovative new pelleted bird feed. Italian manufacturer Fiory has created a cold pressed pellet range called Micropills, suitable for parrots and parakeets, and has signed an exclusive deal with us to sell it in the UK.

A Guide to Greenfinches

August 7th, 2023|0 Comments

Reading Time: 9 minutes Greenfinches might not have the range of colours of their Goldfinch cousins, but they are still have a spectacular plummage. They are also viewed as one of the best starter birds you can buy by many aviary keepers because they tend to be fairly hardy, have a good song, and don’t have any specific needs that require the management of an experienced keeper.

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