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 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.
Technique Equine Mineral
Technique Equine Mineral is for all classes of horses. This product contains biotin, chelated trace minerals, salt, selenium yeast, Vitamins A, D & E. This meal form mineral offers the flexibility to be blended in complete grain mixes or offered free-choice. Product code: 64991153
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
PowerPro Breeder-W Mineral
PowerPro Breeder-W Mineral is designed to be provided to cows during the breeding season. This mineral provides increased concentrations of phosphorus for breeding season and is also weatherized to reduce caking in wet and rainy conditions. Product Code: 33398-152
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


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
I always weigh my cattle locally before shipping. I have experienced shrink as low as 1% on a 160-mile haul to Dakota City, Nebraska when using the Hydro-Lac program. I have used Hydro-Lac on all my cattle I ship for the last eight years.
– David Schumacher
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
We appreciate the product flexibility and convenience offered with Form-A-Lic tubs. Knowing our cow herd receives a nutrient dense product with consistent intakes makes these tubs a great management tool.
– Polzin Embryo Center
In warm weather, it's a no brainer! It just makes good sense. Hydro-Lac is a tool that should be in everybody's cattle feeding toolbox.
– Ron Nykamp

Recent Blogs

Meet nutrition demands of cattle with lic tubs
It’s been a beautiful fall and we can all finally breathe a little bit easier as the crops are off the fields, cows are hitting the stalks and feed yards are ringing with the serenading song of bawling calves. Fall brings an extremely busy time of year for all cattle producers as you rush to put up the best silages, earlages and high moisture corn piles as possible for the upcoming cattle feeding year. During the haste it is important to remember that the cows on residue will be carrying this next year’s calf crop and while it’s easy to forget about them going to stalks, it’s important to make sure you don’t short change them as they begin to transition to late gestation.
Fermented Feeds: A year-long investment made in just hours
As we wrap up this year’s harvest, now is a great time to start planning for next year’s to-do list of harvest time decisions. Taking a few moments to record timing, yield and moisture of crops relative to the growing season and variety, equipment limitations that may have caused downtime, bottlenecks, and particle size or processing concerns are all items that can aid in managing the handful of days known as “silage harvest”. The degree and extent of fermentation, which leads to subsequent feed-out and livestock performance the rest of the year, are all affected by these decisions executed in just a handful of hours.
Strong Team. Quality Milk: Training Successful Employees
As dairy managers and owners it is our responsibility to make sure employees succeed by achieving goals and expectations. Training programs don’t have to be complicated, however when we think about training we do have to outline three main categories depending on the needs of the business and the direction we see it going.
Form-A-Feed Internship a Great Learning Experience
As the new school year begins, my time at Form-A-Feed has come to an end. For those of you I never got the chance to meet, my name is Allison VanDerWal. This summer, I served as the Form-A-Feed 2015 Beef Intern. Most of you might recognize me from either riding along with the beef, swine or dairy team, State Cattlemen’s Tour or Dakota Fest.
2015 Swine Conference Highlights
We are continuing to make our Professional Swine Conference bigger and better each year. 2015’s Swine Conference was no exception as we offered two days of activities, networking, and educational speakers in beautiful Okoboji, IA.
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.