Bartholomews bird food

Passion Experience Diligence

Proud to be a family run company with a heritage of over 130 years in agriculture, we are focused on high levels of quality and service which demonstrates why we are considered to be one of the leading bird food manufacturers in the UK.


Bartholomews, as a long-established bird food manufacturer and supplier, is proud to be a family run company with a heritage of over 130 years in agriculture.

Our foundation of trade was built in animal feeds, ranging from farm livestock and equine, to both wild and exotic birds.  The company developed into the arable sector, where we maintain our reputation for providing quality and value to our customers, whilst also instigating sustainable agricultural practices that provide safe, healthy and affordable food that protects and enhance the environment and its wildlife.

We have earned an excellent reputation with our Colonels, Gem and Avian Specific ranges and offer a wide variety of diets to cater for the feeding needs of cage and aviary birds, wild birds and pigeons.

We are focused on high levels of quality and service which demonstrates why we are considered to be one of the leading bird food manufacturers in the UK


We aim to get your delivery to you no matter where you are in the UK Mainland, Highlands and Ireland.  We are supported by our own in house logistics company, Churchill Freight Services based at Bartholomews Head Office in Chichester.

Churchill currently operate 72 vehicles around the UK ranging from Vans to Artics, and have been a member of the Pallex Network since 2006, so if they are not in your area, Pallex will be. 

Quality control

Over 50% of our bird food ingredients are sourced from UK farms, with a majority grown locally. The farms we purchase from are members of the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme, the UK's largest food assurance scheme and we pride ourselves on the cleanliness and quality of our products.

We are a Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) accredited company meaning we can only accept products from approved suppliers and hauliers.  With products coming from all over the world we must be vigilant. Anything coming into our warehouse in bulk from farm is always sampled and inspected for quality on intake, if it isn’t right we don’t accept it. Our bulk raw materials are cleaned twice, once during the manufacturing process and again in the bagging and blending process. We are also constantly updating our plant equipment, so you can rest assured that whether you are feeding pigeons, cage and aviary birds or wild birds, they are always getting the best. 

We give you the best so you can be confident that you and yourr customers are getting good quality, clean seed all year round.

Environmental Promise

Did you know, a single plastic bag can take 1,000 years to degrade! This is why we use paper bags on our Colonels, Avian Specific, Gem Pigeon Corn and some of our Straights.  We produce a natural product, so why not put it into a bag made from a natural product?  

Our bags are sourced from well managed and sustainable forests; where growth and forest regeneration is exceeding cutting. This is enforced by the Swedish Forestry Act to ensure continued access to wood and long term production. Due to the close proximity of the forests / timber sources to the paper mills, there are reduced transportation costs and emissions in comparison to the collection, transportation and recovery of other packing materials and plastics. The paper mills have a low dependence on fossil fuels and the waste from the debarking process is used to generate their own power stations. Water used is obtained from surface water sources, not ground water as used by many recycling centres.

Meet the team

A reliable and trustworthy company providing efficient customer service whether by email, phone or face to face. Dwayne has always provided any requirements instantly and it’s nice to have developed a great relationship with someone informative and passionate about his job. It’s a pleasure to know this company has enthusiastic plans for the future!!
— Mutleys, Norfolk