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At GB Seeds we specialise in producing and delivering high quality seeds and feeds you can buy.

We offer a range of bird seeds for wild and pet birds, cereals, Naked Oats under our Superioats brand, herbage seeds and custom mixes.

We also offer seed for farmers to grow!

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Company Info

Based in the heart of East Anglia, GB Seeds is a diverse seeds company developing specialist markets. We focus on bird feed, cereal, herbage and game cover seeds, and offer Superioats – the naked oat.

The business has four main areas:

  • Seeds for Wild Birds & Pet Products
  • Agricultural Seed, Feed & Growers Contracts
  • Herbage & Game Cover
  • Specialist Seeds & Custom Mixes

Our modern Processing Plant handles mixes, cleaning and bagging of a wide range of products. These cover all bases of the wild bird food industry.

Through innovation and commitment we hope to deliver quality products with a personal service. With the aim of creating opportunities for our growers and consumers.

Agrii

GB Seeds is a division of

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Crop News

Weed Suppression and Tolerance in Winter Oats

Nick Fradgley and co-authors look into the winter oat crops ability to tolerate weeds and suppress them. Looking to give insights and advice on weed management. In particular looking to take an agroecological approach. Oats have been said by many to be a very competitive crop, and with the lack of chemical control available this becomes even more important. The study assessed five husked varieties and three naked varieties. Weed tolerance [...]

Filling more kernels to increase oat yields!

Art McElroy, research co-ordinator at PhytoGene Resources, delves into how growers can boost oat yields by filling more kernels. Although this research is based in Canada, there may be lots for all of us to learn. Art asks the important questions on “What yield parameters were changing? What stresses could be causing these differences? Was there genetic variability for stress resistance”. This all in the aim to understand why oat yields of [...]

Bird News

Scientists believe British birds are growing longer beaks

Interesting Article by Telegraph about how the British obsession with feeding birds is making their beaks grow longer, scientists believe! The British obsession for feeding birds is causing their beaks to grow longer so they can reach into bird feeders, scientists suspect. In an extraordinary example of rapid evolution, researchers have discovered that the UK tit has a beak up to 0.3mm longer than its European counterparts. Although it sounds like a [...]

Supplementary feeding in winter for farmland birds

Supplementary feeding in winter for farmland birds, involves farmers spreading grain close to or on existing areas of overwintered stubbles and wild bird seed mix. It provides important food resources for farmland birds in late winter and early spring on arable and mixed farms, by supplementing crops of winter bird food when they have been depleted and before natural food sources become available in late spring. If successful there will be [...]

Cropping through GB Seeds

The ‘Naked Oat’ is not just an oat which thrashes free from the husk but one that has unique properties. It is a nutrient dense natural groat with high digestible energy. Although a modest market, this product is sold throughout the world into a range of different sectors. Demonstrating the versatility and respect this crop has gained.

Our brand ‘Superioats’ is a natural groat providing excellent nutritional values. Used for flaking, baking, malting or animal feed including wild bird food, dog food, pigs, poultry and horses; with its versatility reaching as far as cosmetics.

For more information have a look at our Superioats page

GB Seeds Cereals

With years of experience we contract grow with specialist growers all grades of seed for cereals, pulses and oilseeds.

We have access to an extensive range of varieties of all products. These range from brand new varieties added to the AHDB recommended lists as well as exclusive varieties that are managed in-house.

All products are offered with our highest grade through our Masterseed brand. We also offer a full range of current seed treatments and utilise Agrii’s capabilities and vast distribution network of Agrii’s.

Certified seed gives the grower a peace of mind and a guarantee of quality allowing them to maximize production and return from a wise investment.

‘Seed doesn’t cost, it pays!’

For more infomation click here

Herbage and Cover Crops

GB Seeds is your choice for grass and fodder crops.

Utilising over 100 years of experience in selecting and producing these crops for the agricultural and amenity markets.

Agricultural Grass mixtures can be selected from our well-known range of East Anglian Ley mixtures. These offer the livestock keepers short to long term mixtures producing the quantity and quality of grass required to meet their specific needs. Alternatively, individual mixtures can be produced to the customer’s own specification. A full range of ELS  mixtures is kept in stock. We can also produce HLS mixtures as required to each farm’s own specification.

Game Cover

Game Cover Seeds are supplied to meet the needs of every shoot.

Choices of either straights or mixtures can be supplied to meet the cover and feed requirements of every keeper.

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History

GB Seeds was formed in 2000 as an MBO from the long established seed business of George Burlingham & Sons Ltd. The new company has embraced the changing world of agriculture. We now marketing seeds for feed into a wide range of markets including wild bird feed, ingredients for pet foods. We also offer commercial seed for farmers and wholesalers. Adding value to a commodity and marketing quality products both at home and abroad.

GB Seeds is committed to maintaining a personal and quality of service which is demanded today. We do this without losing touch of traditional values required between supplier and consumer.

In 2009, the company was acquired by Masstock Arable UK, who have since combined with UAP to form Agrii.

Although we buy and sell in different currencies, GB Seeds are committed to the protection of our fragile environment. We aim to source products and seeds as close to our production facilities as possible. This is becoming increasingly difficult, resulting in the need to source options from outside of the UK. With this in mind we are always in discussion with growers, looking to give them an opportunity to diversify on home soil. We aim to help the future of UK agriculture, whilst sourcing as ethically as possible.

Over the years we have worked to identify varieties which can be grown in the UK. This way we are able to source UK grown products instead of those in Central Europe, Asia or the USA. This has had a significant impact for us and reduced food miles for many of our products. GB Seeds continue to research ways to improve the Life Cycle Analysis of our products.

We have also invested in processing equipment allowing us to offer custom services for products and mixing capabilities.

Plant & Operations

GB Seeds operates from a purpose built site in Ingham (Suffolk), with close vicinity to the main A14 road. There you will find our main office and two processing plants.

We have the flexibility to produce all types of seeds from our high capacity production units. We can can clean and grade seeds to the exacting standards demanded by our customers.

We also have the flexibility to mix to customer specification into customised packs.

We take our quality and production so seriously that the company has undertaken a Master Class Activity.

This was run in conjunction with the Cereals Industry Forum. We have improved throughput efficiency, have less wastage, better management structures leading to improved service levels and profitability.

Transport – We offer our customers transport using our own vehicles.

We offer 3 day and next day services on the full range of products we have to offer.