The history of Rockies salt licks

Tithebarn has always been an innovative company. The first company in Europe to develop the manufacture and sale of salt licks and have led the field for the past 80 years with our Rockies brand being especially well known world-wide.

Founded by the present Managing Director’s Great Grandfather, and remaining in the same family ownership ever since, Tithebarn Limited started life in May 1935 in an upstairs room of an unpretentious office block in Tithebarn Street, Liverpool. After a particularly bad night’s bombing during the Second World War, the company’s office moved to the relative safety of Southport where it remained until being relocated to Winsford, Cheshire to be alongside our factory in 1999.

While Tithebarn started out in life selling drenches, udder rubs and remedies for colic, once the war was over the company started to develop mineral sales as more and more research into animal nutrition became available. As fast as new knowledge became available both in the UK and across the world, we adapted it to farming practice and took that knowledge in a practical way right on to the farm. This remains a principle of the company’s philosophy to this day – innovation is central to the company’s success.

Tithebarn is now structured around three sales divisions: UK Farm sales, UK Rockie salt lick sales and the Export Division. In its last full financial year, Tithebarn produced over 15,000 tonnes of salt licks, bagged minerals, feed blocks and cereal balancers. With the company’s ongoing emphasis on innovation and addressing customer needs with well trained and experienced sales people Tithebarn remains well placed to continue to serve farmers across the UK and the world at large for many more years to come.


 


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