The Fold Hill Story
The Grant family has been farming the land near Boston in Lincolnshire for over 80 years. In 1979, when the farm was relying heavily on oil to help dry the crops after harvest, oil prices skyrocketed and farmer Ted Grant OBE wasn’t convinced that the business would remain viable. There had to be an alternative.
Long before farm diversification became the norm, Ted bought a small, second-hand oven and started producing dog food on the farm premises. The wheat grown in the fields would be used in the biscuit and basic food mixers and the barns would become a factory.
Today we farm 3,000 acres, employ over 150 local people and specialise in growing baby vegetables, cereal and, of course, producing high quality dog and cat food. The old oven was replaced long ago with a high-performance bakery that produces 32,000 tonnes of quality pet food per year.
Private Label and Branded Products
Fold Hill Foods is a leading private label pet food manufacturer in the UK. By working with us you will benefit from the latest market trends and packaging innovations in the pet food business.
Over the years, our unique site offering both baking and extrusion production capabilities has grown extensively with the addition of several ovens, extruders and packing lines to meet growing demand. Our site’s expansion will continue in 2018 with a new building project already in progress, taking our total site space to over 19,000 square metres.
Our team of expert nutritionists and production specialists ensure a consistent quality that you can trust.
We are also constantly developing our brands Laughing Dog, Chewdles, Pointer and Fold Hill, making sure that all dogs and cats are happy, healthy and full of life.
Our Chewdles range consists of a selection of delicious treats for dogs from semi-moist chunks to rawhide chips and bones. With a wide selection of products, everyone is bound to find something their dog will love.
Distributing its products to bespoke pet food retailers and outlets across the UK, Pointer Pet Products has been manufacturing high quality and innovative pet treats and biscuits for more than 50 years.
The mixers from Fold Hill are the perfect accompaniment for anyone who feeds their dog tinned, fresh or raw meat, adding crunch and texture to their dog’s everyday meal. Our traditionally baked meals have been carefully developed to help provide all that is necessary for a dog’s daily diet.
Our Premium Brand Laughing Dog
We believe every dog deserves the right to be happy and healthy, so at Laughing Dog all of our dry dog food is oven baked - a slower, more gentle way of cooking – which helps to better protect the natural goodness of our ingredients. This means that nothing artificial or additional needs to be added later as we firmly believe that natural is best.
Unlike most other dog food manufacturers in the UK, at Laughing Dog we slow bake our entire range of dry grain free and wheat free completes, mixer meals and treats on our site in Lincolnshire. In 2016 we launched our new farm kitchen brand which offers grain free and gluten free wet food recipes, making for the perfect complement to our dry completes and mixer meals.
Our recipes have been created by our nutritionists to include a perfect balance of naturally wholesome ingredients such as farm-grown oats and barley, peas, carrots and linseed oil, and potatoes to provide grain-free options, as well as a careful balance of all the vitamins and minerals dogs need to help them live life to the full.
Our passion for the countryside and our love of pets is behind everything we do. We truly believe that Fold Hill Foods is a very different pet food manufacturer.