East Coast Viners Grain (ECVG), a partnership was founded in 1977 by the Forbes Family with a grain drier, dressing plant and 24,000 tonnes of flat storage space.
The business has grown over the years to the point where it is now one of the key players in the Scottish animal feed industry.
In 1992, the decision was taken to invest in feed compounding to extend the range of services offered to farmers. It was decided at the outset to build a plant large enough to handle a substantial commercial tonnage to make use of locally-grown cereals.
A further £500,000 investment in 1995 increased the capacity of the plant from 25,000 tonnes to 50,000 tonnes. The latest investment has been in a fats coating and a double pelleting system which provides a higher quality product ensuring greater durability.
In 2001, ECVG were awarded full accreditation of the all important UKASTA Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS). This national scheme has been developed to help restore consumer confidence in British produced livestock products. The UFAS code of practice is based on the principles of safe manufacturing, full traceability and independent monitoring underpinned by Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). It defines a set of principles for the production of safe animal feedingstuffs and covers the sourcing and analysis of all feed ingredients.
On 19th June 2009 the ECVG partnership was transferred into a Limited Liability Partnership.