Feed Production at EET

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   Darian Horejsi
   Operations Manager
   970-988-2876 (cell)

   Kim Ose
   Farm Production Specialist
   507-829-7958 (cell)

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Feed Dept. Update - October 2014

Greetings from the Feed Department!

The PEDv has calmed down in the area. The producers we work with are all doing on-going blood testing and at this time they are all negative. The main challenge seems to come in the winter months so we’re keeping the same protocol as far as washing the trucks and sanitizing equipment. If anybody has a outbreak please contact us so we can deliver the loads at the end of the day and power wash and sanitize and let dry overnight.

As in the past, we have bunker covers, ag bags and vapor barrier on hand. The covers run in widths of 32, 40, 50, 60, 80 and 100 feet, up to 1000 feet long. The ag bags are 8, 9, and 10 feet widths, from 100 to 300 feet long. We carry the 'Up North' brand, which is far superior to the foreign products on the market. We also carry both water soluble and dry applied silage, haylage, and corn innoculants. The products I recommend have Buchneri in them for a longer stability and bunk life.

I would like to remind everyone again about the mixer and compartment sizes. The mixer and the compartments in the feed trucks are all 3 ton, so it makes us a lot more efficient if feed is ordered in 3 ton increments. Hopefully we can pass the savings back to you, the producer. The semis have 8 compartments and the straight truck has 3 compartments.

I’m always looking for ways to improve our service to customers. If you have any suggestions on things you would like to see changed or different products we should handle, please contact me. When I started here 2.5 years ago, 85% of our business was hog feed and the balance split between dairy and beef. That has changed drastically with hog feed less than half of our business and a large increase in dairy, beef and sheep. As this has happened we needed to change a lot of the products we are carrying.

We have a few projects coming up in the mill. We are putting a roof over the roller mill and screener system, re-doing a leg by putting in more cups and a different drive to speed it up by 50%. We are also changing some of the rolls to try and get a more consistent product. We’ve already put in a new distributer this summer over the feed load-outs. Once the chemical shed is completed by the west store we will be cleaning up the old chemical warehouse and converting that to a feed warehouse. We will move all the feed up to the mill sos it is in one location to make it easier for your pick-up. This will also help us get a better handle on inventory.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please give me a call. Have a safe and bountiful harvest!

Tom Staniszewski
Feed Department Mgr.