'The Bibby Cake', calendar, 1908.
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actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

'The Bibby Cake', calendar, 1908.

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The August page of Bibby's promotional calendar of 1908 features an advertisement for 'The Bibby Cake', 'the most popular feed ever produced'. Used to fatten cows, the page contains two vignettes illustrating cows. Bibby's was founded near Lancaster in 1878 when two brothers, James and Joseph Bibby, began mixing ingredients to produce animal foodstuffs for cattle and calves. In 1885 the company acquired two warehouses in Liverpool and moved their busines there. All their animal feeds were produced there until 1950 when the company began gradually to expand. In 1991, now as J Bibby Agriculture, the company became part of Asociated British Nutrition (ABN), the agricultural arm of Asociated British Foods.

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