February 23, 2019

Archives for January 2016

Cost of 4-H Membership Decreased in Emmet County

Britney Rosburg, program educator (left) and JoAnna Jensen, office administrator, accept a contribution from MaxYield that will decrease the cost of 4-H enrollment in Emmet County.

Britney Rosburg, program educator (left) and JoAnna Jensen, office administrator, accept a contribution from MaxYield that will decrease the cost of 4-H enrollment in Emmet County.

MaxYield Cooperative announced recently that they are continuing their commitment to Emmet County 4-H members and clubs by decreasing the cost of enrollment in the youth program.

“We are continuing our support of local 4-H clubs and our commitment to 4-H,” said Chad Meyer, MaxYield Client Relations Director. “Recently, we presented a contribution for $10.00 per 4-H member in order to decrease the cost of 4-H membership.”

Meyer said the cooperative has two goals in providing the program. “First, we want to make 4-H an affordable youth program for local families. Secondly, by paying a portion of each 4-H member’s enrollment fee, we are able to continue our mission in supporting 4-H so that each member benefits.”

The cooperative contributed nearly $1900 to Emmet County Extension.

“We believe that 4-H is one of the cornerstones in developing youth and 4-H provides an excellent foundation to build strong families in this area. 4-H also provides a great way for young people to learn more about agriculture and its exciting future,” commented Meyer.

MaxYield Cooperative is a local farmer-owned cooperative serving members and clients in Iowa, and southern Minnesota. Founded in 1915, MaxYield Cooperative is headquartered in West Bend, Iowa. More information about the cooperative can be found online at www.MaxYieldCooperative.com.

In the Winner’s Circle: Top 10 Reasons to Trust MaxYield for Your Feed Needs

Left to right: Landon Josten, Res. Grand Champion FF Breeding Bull; Andrew Dornbier, FFA Grand Champion   Purebred Breeding Gilt; Brielle Smeby, Res. Champion Purebred Open Market Swine; Eric Malek; and Natalee Dippel, FFA Res. Champion Poland China

Left to right: Landon Josten, Res. Grand Champion FF Breeding Bull; Andrew Dornbier, FFA Grand Champion Purebred Breeding Gilt; Brielle Smeby, Res. Champion Purebred Open Market Swine; Eric Malek; and Natalee Dippel, FFA Res. Champion Poland China

When Phil Dornbier and his family need feed, the solution is simple. “We’ve done business with MaxYield for years,” said Dornbier, who farms and raises hogs near Garner. “I like the convenience of the feed mill in Garner and the quality of the products.”

MaxYield’s feed solutions offer a winning formula for families like the Dornbiers. Andrew Dornbier, who is a member of the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura FFA, won the Supreme Purebred Breeding Gilt/Champion Berkshire Breeding Gilt award at the 2015 Iowa State Fair.

Nearly a dozen families in MaxYield Cooperative’s trade territory who rely on MaxYield’s feed mill in Garner won top honors at the 2015 Iowa State Fair livestock competitions, noted Eric Malek, feed mill superintendent and feed consultant at MaxYield’s Garner location. “We work closely with the major brands in the feed industry and offer small-town, customized service to clients throughout our trade territory,” he said.

MaxYield’s feed division offers many other benefits, including:
1. Feed solutions for many species. MaxYield provides feed for swine, cattle, horses, sheep, goats, chickens, and rabbits.

2. Feed for commercial operations. MaxYield serves many independent, family-owned beef and swine operations to provide protein and mineral products, along with feed. The cooperative’s feed mill in Britt also serves area poultry producers. “Starting with my dad, we’ve done business with MaxYield for years, because we’ve always had good luck with their feed,” said Grant Anderson, who raises cattle and farms in the Garner area.

3. Show feed solutions. MaxYield is proud to work with area 4-H and FFA members, along with their families, to provide an array of show feeds from top brands like Kent Feeds, ADM, VITAFERM and Spencer Ag. The Anderson family experimented with a complete show ration this year from MaxYield. They were pleased with the results, said Anderson, whose children have won numerous awards nationwide with their livestock, including the Champion Limousin Heifer award at the Iowa State Fair and Grand Champion Bred-and-Owned Heifer at the National Junior Limousin Show.

4. Custom blends. The MaxYield feed team can supply custom mixes to suit every stage of growth. “We can also provide large or small batches of feed,” Malek said.

5. Personalized service. The MaxYield team takes pride in knowing their clients by name and tailoring options to fit their needs. “Whether you need the next step in a certain feed ration or are looking for specific products, we can help you find the best solution,” Malek said.

6. Animal care products. Along with feed, MaxYield supplies wood chips for livestock bedding, fly-control products, and other animal health products. “If they don’t have the products we need, they will get them for us,” Anderson said. “I appreciate this.”

7. Top-dress additives. These feed additives contain a mix of vitamins, fats, and nutrition to help get your livestock into the winner’s circle. “Top-dress additives have become very popular and allow you to fine-tune your feeding system,” Malek said.

8. Convenient delivery options. Along with two bulk trucks for feed deliveries, MaxYield can distribute bagged feed and other products throughout MaxYield’s trade territory via the cooperative’s route truck. “That means you can have your order delivered to your nearest MaxYield location,” Malek said.

9. Experienced team members. Both Malek and Wes Stadtlander, who also works at the Garner feed mill, are well versed in the feed business and are ready to serve you.

10. A tradition of excellence. The feed mill has been part of the local cooperative in Garner for decades. The original part of the current facility dates to 1962. “We’ve been in the feed business a long time,” Malek said. “We understand what livestock producers need, and we look forward to working with you.”

To learn more about MaxYield’s feed solutions, contact your nearest MaxYield location, or MaxYield’s Garner location at 641-923-2695.

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Fuel Storage?

Mark Collins discusses fuel storage needs with Brandon Thilges.

Mark Collins discusses fuel storage needs with Brandon Thilges.

When Thilges Bros. LLC started a year ago, the trucking company from Buffalo Center had just a couple of trucks. The business took off, however, and the company now runs six trucks in Iowa and Minnesota.

Brothers Curt, Brandon, and Derek Thilges turned to MaxYield Cooperative to make sure they had the right fuel storage solutions. “We had planned for 30,000 to 40,000 gallons of fuel a year, but now we’re using 90,000 to 100,000 gallons a year,” said Curt Thilges. “We had some on-farm storage but needed more.”

MaxYield put together a lease-to-own plan so the brothers didn’t have to come up with all the money up front for the storage tanks. “MaxYield’s service is fantastic,” Curt Thilges said. “We rely on them for fuel for our trucking business and our farming operation.”

Tailoring fuel storage solutions for you
Keeping up-to-date on fuel systems is important for any farming operation or other business that requires adequate fuel storage to keep things running smoothly.

“We help clients find the right solutions for their fuel storage systems, whether it’s refined fuels or liquid propane (LP),” said Chad Besch, MaxYield’s energy team leader. “Right-sizing offers a great potential for payback, since expanded storage allows you to buy fuel when it’s more affordable.”

If it has been awhile since you updated your fuel storage system or pumping capacity to keep up with changes in your operation, now’s a good time to start. MaxYield can walk you through the process, whether that means replacing refined-fuel tanks or upgrading your existing system.

Tanks can be purchased outright or acquired through a lease-to-own option for both LP and refined fuels. “Ideally, we’d like to see you have enough fuel on hand for half of your fall needs,” said Besch, who added that some MaxYield clients have enough fuel storage for an entire year. “We’ll help you find the right solution to fit your needs.”

Adequate fuel storage makes it easier to take advantage of pricing opportunities. “December through February is traditionally a good time to buy refined fuels,” said Besch, who noted that basis levels are usually cheaper this time of year. “We’ve seen clients pay for a new fuel tank with just one year of savings.”

Let’s talk
The Thilges brothers have also used MaxYield’s fuel contracting options to save money. Above all, they appreciate MaxYield’s customized service.

“I want a traditional way of doing business, whether it’s with billing or personalized service,” said Curt Thilges, who works with Mark Collins, a MaxYield energy solutions specialist. “MaxYield makes it easy to do business with them.”

That’s what MaxYield’s Energy Central is all about, Besch said. “We can assess your fuel needs and tailor a fuel storage system to fit your situation. Having one less thing to worry about gives you more peace of mind.”

To start the conversation, contact MaxYield’s energy solutions specialists, including Mark Collins (641-425-5184) and Doug Shirk (515-320-5629), or call Energy Central at 515-887-7282.

Kossuth County 4-H Membership Dues Decreased

Darcie Kramer, County Youth Educator, and Madi Goche accept a contribution from MaxYield that will decrease the cost of 4-H membership in Kossuth County.

Darcie Kramer, County Youth Educator, and Madi Goche accept a contribution from MaxYield that will decrease the cost of 4-H membership in Kossuth County.

MaxYield Cooperative recently presented Kossuth County Extension and Outreach with a contribution aimed at decreasing the cost of enrollment in 4-H youth programs.

“We are continuing our support of local 4-H and our commitment to our youth,” said Chad Meyer, MaxYield Client Relations Director. “Recently, we presented a contribution for $10.00 per 4-H member in order to decrease the cost of 4-H membership.”

Meyer said the cooperative has two goals in providing the program. “First, we want to make 4-H an affordable youth program for local families, especially families that have multiple children enrolled. Secondly, by paying a portion of each 4-H member’s enrollment fee, we are able to continue our mission in supporting 4-H so that each member benefits.”

The cooperative contributed $2600 to Kossuth County Extension and Outreach and will contribute more than $18,000 to 4-H in seven Iowa counties annually.

“We believe that 4-H is one of the cornerstones in developing youth and 4-H provides an excellent foundation to build strong families. 4-H also provides a great way for young people to learn more about agriculture and its exciting future,” commented Meyer.

MaxYield Cooperative is a local farmer-owned cooperative serving members and clients in northern Iowa, and southern Minnesota. Founded in 1915, MaxYield Cooperative is headquartered in West Bend, Iowa. More information about the cooperative can be found online at www.MaxYieldCooperative.com.

 

 

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