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Founded in 1973, we are still a private, locally owned business and proud of our heritage and expertise

Norvite founders Norvite Specialist Animal Nutrition

Founded in 1973 by Alistair Pirie, Roy Matheson and Gilbert Reid, who left Spencers Feeds when it was taken over by Unilever

Our Story

Founded in 1973 by Alistair Pirie, Roy Matheson and Gilbert Reid, who left Spencers Feeds when it was taken over by Unilever, Norvite built a substantial business supplying supplements and protein concentrates direct to farms throughout Scotland. The success of the business was based on excellent quality products and first class customer service. 

In 1995, with no natural succession plans in place, the directors sold the company to SCA Nutrition, one of the major suppliers to Norvite of baby pig diets. Shortly afterwards, SCA (along with Nutec, Norvite and other subsidiary businesses) was itself acquired by multinational Provimi.

Our Story

Since our inception nearly half a century ago, we have developed, strengthened and maintained enduring relationships and partnerships with our suppliers, our business partners and with our customers. We are proud that very many of these have continued from our early days – a reflection of the value we place on the application of progressive science to the production of quality feeds and supplements.

Founded in 1973 by Alistair Pirie, Roy Matheson and Gilbert Reid, who left Spencers Feeds when it was taken over by Unilever, Norvite built a substantial business supplying supplements and protein concentrates direct to farms throughout Scotland. The success of the business was based on excellent quality products and first-class customer service.

In 1995, with no natural succession plans in place, the directors sold the company to SCA Nutrition, one of the major suppliers to Norvite of baby pig diets. Shortly afterwards, SCA (along with Nutec, Norvite and other subsidiary businesses) was itself acquired by multinational Provimi.

Following a management buy-out in 2005, Norvite became a private, locally-owned business once more and diversified into complete blended feeds, mobile milling, cold pressing oil and retailing to the leisure feed market, whilst maintaining a strong market share in on-farm feed supplements – still very much Norvite’s core expertise.

In 2009 the flagship Farm & Country store at BlackBog, Oldmeldrum opened and in 2012 the new Mineral Plant was commissioned, and Farm & Country Store opened at Deeside. 

At Norvite we are proud of our heritage and as an innovative company we are always looking for ways in which we can improve our products and services. 

1973

Norvite founders Norvite Specialist Animal Nutrition

FOUNDED IN BY ALISTAIR PIRIE, ROY MATHESON AND GILBERT REID

The founders left Spencers Feeds when it was taken over by Unilever, Norvite built a substantial business supplying supplements and protein concentrates direct to farms throughout Scotland. The success of the business was based on excellent quality products and first-class customer service.

1995

NO NATURAL SUCCESSION PLANS IN PLACE

The directors sold the company to SCA Nutrition, one of the major suppliers to Norvite of baby pig diets. Shortly afterwards, SCA (along with Nutec, Norvite and other subsidiary businesses) was itself acquired by multinational Provimi.