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At Form-A-Feed, our mission is to feed the world through professionalism, quality products and innovative solutions. Our team of nutrition specialists work together with you to customize a nutritional plan that is tailored specifically for your livestock operation. In addition to our individualized custom feed services, our Timed Event Nutrition (T.E.N.) products provide a unique solution for times of stress such as birthing, extreme temperatures or illness.

Founded over 40 years ago on the values of family, integrity, innovation, quality, professionalism and relationships, Form-A-Feed continues to grow to meet the ever changing needs of the livestock industry. While we have grown, our commitment to delivering the best solutions possible to the farms we serve is stronger than ever.

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Featured Products

Show Day First N Goal
Showday First N' Goal is a complete, high fiber, pelleted feed with several applications for show cattle from weaning to the show ring. Used to maintain show day 'ring fill' and hold intakes without giving up eye appeal or the benefits of fibrous feeds on show day, this product is great ...
Early Wean Calf Starter w/Stealth 5® & Aromax
NEW! Early Wean Calf Starter VP w/Stealth 5® & Aromax is designed to maximize genetic calf growth and promote early weaning. This product provides natural protein sources, essential oils, chelated trace minerals, yeast extract, yeast culture, B-vitamins, salt and
C.U.E. Beef Dry and Water Soluble
C.U.E. is a direct-fed microbial designed to be fed to beef and feedlot cattle. This product contains 7 strains of live (viable) organisms, packaged in a heat-sealed, foil-lined bag that can be fed to all weight ranges of cattle to positively support animal health and performance. C.U.E. is available in dry-applied or water-soluble form.
Capture
Capture is specifically formulated to provide the essential nutrients, electrolytes and sugars necessary to for market hogs to maintain body fluid balance. Capture is designed to be fed to market hogs the last 3-4 weeks prior to marketing when hogs tend to be under significant stress due to pen space limitations, heat, sorting, and transportation.
Sile Tech Dry
Sile Tech Dry is a dry bacterial inoculant designed to aid fermentation when applied to all types of high moisture forages and grains. This product’s proprietary blend of lactic acid producing bacteria allow for faster initiation of as well as more complete fermentation. Improved fermentation will reduce the dry matter disappearance of ...
Scentinol-Max Beef
Scentinol-Max Farm Pack is a natural product designed to support rumen and intestinal health and enhance rumen efficiency. This crumbled product provides natural essential oils, yeast culture and flavor enhancers to maximize animal performance and maintain healthy rumen pH and VFA balance. Product Code: 71409-472
Lock N' Load
Lock N’ Load is designed to be fed to all classes of swine when feed ingredient quality is suspect. This proprietary blend of antioxidants and yeast culture work to support the immune system when challenged by these less than ideal feed ingredients. Additionally, Lock N’ Load contains a multi-carbohydrase enzyme blend which enhances the digestibility of feed ingredients, allowing for a reduction in added dietary fat while maintaining targeted energy levels. Lock down the potential problems caused by suspect ingredients and Load pigs with additional nutrients with Lock N’ Load. Product code: 10753-172
Stealth 5®
Stealth 5® provides a food source for good bacteria, selenium yeast, natural glucosamine, and mannans (MOS). This combination enhances rumen function, interferes with pathogens binding to host tissue, feeds beneficial bacteria in the lower intestinal tract and improves overall immune function and health. Product Code: 74281-172
Scentinol-Max
Scentinol-Max Farm Pack is a natural product designed to support rumen and intestinal health and enhance rumen efficiency. This crumbled product provides

Testimonials

Pierz Co-op adds Hydro-Lac into my lactation ration for the summer. We had great success with our herd adjusting to heat stress. The herd stays on feed, maintains production and we have less reproductive issues coming into the fall months after a hot summer.
– Joel & Nicole Gross
Metabolic issues have ceased since we started using Hydro-Lac in the fresh group. Hydro-Lac works and it will always be in the ration.
– Stelling Land & Cattle
Sile Tech inoculants help us preserve excellent quality forages to our dairy herd. Sile Tech is a consistent performer for our wet forages every year.
– Joel Gross
Intakes are improved after calving from what we were doing in our previous program. Fresh pen milk is up and Hydro-Lac is the only thing we are doing that is different.
– John Warren
We feed Hydro-Lac to the milk cows in the summer to help the cows through the heat. It really helps keep the cows going and they rebound better after hot spells.
– Caughey family

Recent Blogs

Creep Feeding Considerations for 2015
As late summer pasture conditions begin to diminish and forage supply is no longer adequate to maximize pre-weaning gains, cow-calf producers begin to ask the annual question “should I creep feed my calves?” For most commercial operations, the answer is typically “it depends.”
Locking down problem feed ingredients.
With the crops in the field looking as good as I have ever seen, the bins will be bursting this fall. We have had very few challenges to this year’s corn in the upper Midwest. An early spring and timely rains have made this a year for growing corn. However let’s dial the clock back to the 2014 crop year.
Advantages of Pelleted Swine Grow-Finish Feed
Pellet mills and pelleted feeds have been around since the early 1930’s when the company that would eventually become California Pellet Mill (CPM) created their first 30 horsepower mill. While pelleting feed may not be a new concept, pelleted feeds continue to expand into more segments of livestock production. Most swine producers are accustomed to feeding pelleted feed to nursery pigs for at least one diet phase, however there has been increasing interest in pelleting feed for growing and finishing feed as well. While this process certainly comes at a cost (typically $5-10 per ton), there are multiple ways in which pelleting will provide an excellent return on investment.
Water: An Essential Element for Calf Growth
Watering is almost always listed as the least favorite thing to do when feeding calves. Young calves don’t drink much, and older calves drink too much of it. It grows algae in the summer and freezes in the winter. It’s heavy to carry in pails, or the hose is clumsy to drag around. Those hassles make managers and employees want to skip the task although. So WHY do we do it?
Strong Team. Quality Milk: Reviewing Hiring Practices
The hiring process is the most important aspect in any given company in order to build a strong team. In the majority of dairies, it is one of the main components that can get overlooked. The hiring process is the biggest opportunity to let the new candidate in on what the business is all about, and to communicate core values, beliefs, and commitments. Painting the picture of the business and describing the role the new hire will play within the company will help the new employee engage with the business.
Dealing with Heat Stress in Livestock
Summer is finally here and the warm weather is upon us. After a long cold winter everyone looks forward to a little warmth of summer. However, the summer heat, when excessive, can cause major problems in the feed yard with economic losses totaling in excess of $75 million due to production losses. Heat stress is a serious problem in to production agriculture and as producers we can never be too informed on how to protect our livestock.
Not all fat sources are created equally
Adding fat to swine diets has the benefit of improving feed conversion rates, average daily gain, and group uniformity, however, not all dietary fat sources are created equally. Fat sources have different energy values, usage level limitations, palatability, and possible negative effects. As a whole, the quality of a fat source depends upon two overarching factors: the raw ingredient source from which the fat is derived and the condition of the fat source.
Biosecurity is YOUR Responsibility
Although it is important for every visitor to be aware that biosecurity protocols need to be carried out, it is your own responsibility to have a biosecurity plan for your farm. Having your own biosecurity farm plan can potentially save your farm from significant economic loss and lend assurance to consumers that products are safe and wholesome, assisting to ensure consumer demand for product. Biosecurity also helps you keep your animals healthy and farm profitable.
Grass Tetany - It's that time of year again
Spring is my favorite time of year. Calves are on the ground or being born, feedlot cattle are hitting the trucks, and one can gauge how successful their year has been and be reminded of the beauty of new beginnings. Spring also brings rain, or at least it’s supposed to, so that we can produce crops to feed our livestock and our communities, and so that our pasture grasses can grow. Spring also brings the risk of grass tetany or grass staggers. In the beauty of everything becoming ‘green’ again we can sometimes forget about this nutritional disorder which if not prevented, usually has a negative outcome.
Introducing the 'Strong Team. Quality Milk.' Blog Series
Communication is one of the biggest problems when there are challenges with milk quality. This series of blog post's from Form-A-Feed's Clockwise Performance Services team, Mario Solis Flores will dive into the details of employee management and communication to keep Somatic Cell Counts in check!