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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.
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

Testimonials

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
Since we started using Hydro-Lac over the summer, we have noticed that cows keep eating and maintain their milk production. It is a great product that I will always use.
– Flower-Brook Registered Holsteins
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
Our calves from, birth to 50 days, gain an average of 2 lbs. per day on Early Wean Calf Starter and whole milk. Our calves are fed above requirements to help them become better performers once they reach the milking herd.
– Landwehr Dairy
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

Cost of Missing a Feed Budget in Finishing Pigs
Pork producers use feed budgets to more accurately feed a group of pigs. Feed budgets should be calculated by pounds per head for each ration whenever possible. Feeding based off of days does not account for intake fluctuations created on stocking density, health, and environment. The simplest information can be the most difficult to get accurate. Starting head count and starting weight is all that is needed to do an accurate feed budget.
Finishing Strong: Pre-Harvest Management Strategies
We are currently in the thick of our annual climb in U.S. beef production and fed cattle marketings which seasonally begins in April and runs through June. While most producers devote a considerable amount of time and effort into starting cattle on feed (and rightfully so), little attention is often paid to cattle once they hit the typical “cruise control” point where they are on a full-fed finishing ration and most health concerns are in the rear-view mirror. The 150 plus days cattle spend on feed can all be undone by a poor finish; no different than your favorite baseball team blowing a 5 run lead in the ninth inning. While the bulk of the work may be done, there are still management strategies to keep in mind to ensure cattle finish strong and decrease the odds of having one of those “what in the world happened?” moments when looking back at your grade sheets and closeout reports.
Shorten the Duration of Winter Dysentery
A viral outbreak of diarrhea in dairy herds commonly known as "Winter Dysentery" affects a number of herds in the Midwest during our transition from Winter to Spring. The animal becomes susceptible to pathogens that damage the hindgut causing dehydration, a drop feed intake/milk production, and result in significant economic losses.
Calving Heifers at 21 Months: Real Dollars, Really Achievable
Calving first lactation females on your dairy earlier than you currently do today can challenge your thinking. Some might not even think it’s possible. To shave a month or two, in some cases 3 months off the average age at first calving can seem like a monumental if not impossible change for a dairy to implement. The fact is it is a simple matter of choice, the choice to set the goal, manage age at first breeding with discipline, and feed correctly to optimize genetic potential. The results are healthier heifers, calving earlier and that pay you back faster.
Enzymes and their Application in Swine Diets
The genetic and management advancements in swine production over the past few decades have created a pig which is extremely efficient at converting grains to protein rich pork. Despite these advances, there is still a large portion of the nutrients fed to pigs which go undigested. These undigested nutrients not only represent a lost opportunity cost in the form of feed, but they also add to the waste nutrient load produced by a pig. While these waste nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) are reincorporated into most production systems as crop fertilizer, they are not looked upon favorably by environmental regulators. Moreover, crop production forms of NPK are more cost effective to apply directly to cropland than intentionally over supplementing feed forms of NPK to pigs and applying the undigested portions.
PerFourMax 21 Heifer Program
Form-A-Feed's PerFourMax 21 Heifer Program was created based on goals to raising healthier heifers, calving earlier, with faster payback.
Flies: More Than Just a Nuisance for Cattle
While the calendar may be telling us there are still a few more days of winter, it’s hard to deny it feels very much like spring across much of the Midwest. While spring may bring green grass and warmer temperatures, it also brings back one of the nastiest enemies known to the cattle industry. Flies. While those stray flies buzzing around our homes may seem like just a common nuisance, flies cause over one billion dollars of damage to the North American cattle industry annually.
Stay on CUE to Reach Your Cattle Performance Goals
Alternative feeding strategy questions are being asked more and more with the upcoming veterinary feed directive (VFD). Finding ways to proactively manage both health and performance alongside proper feed yard management will become even more important. While many producers have already stepped up their yard maintenance to help improve the management effect on cattle health and performance, many are also looking for more ways to ensure these changes will return better profits at the end of the feeding period. One product aimed at helping producers reach this goal is C.U.E, known as Carbohydrate Utilization Efficiency. This direct fed microbial (DFM) contains 7 strains of live bacteria which provide 1.5 billion colony forming units (C.F.U.) per day.
What happens when heifers fail to meet growth goals?
Most dairy producers want their heifers to grow bigger and faster, but how often are we actually reaching those goals? If your heifers are not reaching growth goals, you could be sacrificing health, productivity, cost, and calving age.
New VFD Regulations Will Affect Most Livestock Producers
In a process that began several years ago, we are now about 10 months away from the implementation of sweeping changes in FDA regulations affecting the use of antibiotics in animal feeds. These changes will affect the use of antibiotics that are deemed “medically important”, generally meaning that they are also used in human medicine.