May 25, 2018

Feed Your Livestock’s Potential

MaxYield Cooperative’s feed team was proud to serve many 2016 Iowa State Fair winners, including:
• Matt Barickman (crossbred breeding gilt)
• Andrew Baumgard (Berkshire breeding gilt, FFA; crossbred market barrow FFA)
• Emma Frohling (ranch horse pleasure)
• Erik Goll (crossbred breeding gilt)
• Grace Greiman (purebred Simmental breeding, foundation purebred Simmental breeding, showmanship)
• Shelby Greiman (purebred Angus breeding, showmanship)
• Dalton Konz (4-H overall purebred market barrow champion Yorkshire)
• Nathan Nedved (grand champion beef of merit, class winner beef of merit, 2nd in class market steer)

The making of a champion starts long before a show animal enters the ring. It begins at home and is influenced daily by the basics, including high-quality feed.

“We prefer to get our feed from MaxYield,” said Brian Konz, a livestock producer near Garner and whose oldest son, Dalton, shows hogs at the county fair and state fair. “They understand what we’re trying to accomplish.”

At the 2016 Iowa State Fair, 11-year-old Dalton won 4-H overall purebred market barrow champion honors with his purebred Yorkshire. This champion barrow, along with the Konz’ other livestock, were fed high-quality rations produced at MaxYield Cooperative’s feed mill in Garner.

“I really enjoy working with the feed mill team because they are very accommodating,” said Konz, who has purchased swine feed from MaxYield for nearly seven years. “They provide good quality and get us what we need, when we need it.”

Feed business continues to grow

A commitment to quality, integrity and professionalism drive MaxYield’s feed team. “We provide small-town service with big-name products,” said Eric Malek, feed mill superintendent.

The feed division offers:

  • Convenient service. While Malek and his team offer grind-mix and bulk-feed delivery within the counties around the Garner area, bagged feed can be delivered to any MaxYield location.
  • Feed options. Along with bulk feed and bagged feed, MaxYield offers protein supplements for cattle, hog pre-mixes, show feeds and more. MaxYield also has access to organic feed products.
  • High-quality brands. MaxYield carries trusted brands like ADM, Sunglo® Feeds, Kent® Feeds, Spencer Ag and VitaFerm®.
  • Show products. Find a wide selection of show supplies from top names like Sullivan Supply and Bobby Listen.

It’s exciting to see the number of 4-H and FFA kids showing livestock at county fairs and the state fair, Malek said. “Raising and showing livestock is a family affair. We’re pleased that more families are choosing to do business with us.”

MaxYield provides the solutions they need every step of the way, he added. “We hold our standards high and work together with our clients to make good things happen.”

For more information about MaxYield’s feed solutions, call the Garner location at 641-923-3602.

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