BULK FEED FOR FARMS
Top Quality Livestock Feeds for Cows, Goats, Horses, Pigs, Poultry, Sheep, Specialty & Aqua Farm Requirements. Bulk salt and salt licks also available.
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- Taurus Stock Salt Block
- Windsor Trace Mineral Lick
- Selenium 120 Hi-Boot Block
- Sulphur Block
- Champion Trace Mineral Selenium 90
- Champion Trace Mineral Salt Brick
- Trace Mineral Hi-Boot Block
- Trace Mineral Block
- ProForm Salt Trace Mineral Selenium 120 Bag
- Cobalt Iodized Beige Block
- Cobalt Blue Block
- Windsor Iodized Salt Lick
- ProForm BC Range Mineral Premix for Cattle w/Selenium Bag
The Canadian Hi-Pro story began in 1942 when a farmer co-op built the first feed manufacturing mill in the system in Edmonton, Alberta. It was a new venture by farmers to serve farmers. Today, this groundbreaking feed operation continues to serve northern Alberta livestock producers through the newest Hi-Pro Feeds livestock and horse feed manufacturing facility built in 2006. It is located just a few miles north of that original site in Sherwood Park.
Over the years, six Canadian mills were added to the system. The Olds site was built in 1966 to provide service to central Alberta. This facility was completely replaced in 2000 with a new state-of-the-art feed mill just down the road from the original. The ability to serve Southern Alberta producers was achieved with the purchase of the Lethbridge location in 1970. These plants manufacture beef, dairy, hog, and poultry feed. Carman (1982), Somerset (1986), and St. Anne (1995) mills were strategically added to supply the needs of the growing Manitoba beef, dairy, hog, and poultry feed operations. This expanded the footprint of the company to Central Canada. The Chilliwack mill was purchased in 2001, expanding service to the West Coast. It is the largest mill in the Canadian system. This facility gave the capacity to manufacture extruded fish feed, horse feed, and pet food for companion animals, which have become important products offered through the dealer network. The company's ability to incorporate feed additives, vitamins, and other healthy supplements was upgraded through the purchase of the Ponoka, Alberta premix facility in 2004.
Corporate Info - Hi-Pro
Hi-Pro Feeds is a single system of twelve individual feed mills serving the animal nutrition industry, each with a story rooted in its local community. These twelve mills were once eight separate livestock feed companies. Headquartered in Okotoks, Alberta today's company represents a partnership of individual sites, each of which was originally created out of a desire to serve local animal nutrition needs. The twelve sites form one network of complementary feed mills spanning three U.S. states and four provinces in Canada. Together they are dedicated and devoted to serving customers through excellence in animal nutrition products and services.
The Selenium Deficiency in the Columbia Valley
Selenium is an essential element for animals, but not plants. It is required for growth and to aid resistance to diseases, being involved in the production of antibodies and in the killing of micro-organisms engulfed by macrophages.
Many pastures are short in natual selenium levels. Therefore, cattle should be supplemented. The level of selenium in pasture is dependent on the level of selenium in the soil. There is a marked seasonal variation in the selenium nutrition of grazing livestock, with lowest levels occurring in spring and summer. Unsupplemented cattle at pasture, such as late lactation or dry cows and cycling heifers are much more likely to show signs of selenium deficiency than housed cattle on a balanced mineral ration.
In calves, white muscle disease is a sure sign of selenium deficiency. Lesions occur in skeletal and/or heart muscle. The clinical signs of white muscle disease vary according to the particular muscle groups affected. Skeletal muscle groups commonly affected include those of the upper fore and hind limbs, and affected animals walk with a stiff-legged gait or are unable to stand. Lesions in heart muscle may produce sudden death, and in intercostal muscles may produce respiratory distress. In older cattle selenium deficiency is often linked to other diseases including retained fetal membranes, cystic ovaries, anoetrus, early and late embryo death, mastitis and increased somatic cell counts.