• ANIMAL feed company W and J Pye of Lancaster has acquired its neighbour Frankland Balanced Feeds. The move doubles the size of the family firm which will trade as Pye Frankland Balanced Feeds. It will provide a range of compound and blended feeds, milk replacers and animal health products through England, Wales and southern Scotland.
• DAIRY Crest has bought Stilton and speciality cheese supplier Millway Foods for £2.5m cash from French parent Bongrain, subject to adjustment for fixed assets and working capital, plus estimated borrowings of £7.1m.
Millway is based at Harby, Leics, and employs about 170 staff. Turnover last year was £12m. *