'Some of our customers and the swine veterinarians that advise them asked for non-porcine product lines and we began making the change.' - Doug Webel, Ph.D., COO of JBS United's Animal Nutrition and Health Division
Sheridan, IN (PRWEB) August 07, 2014
JBS United, Inc. and DeKalb Feeds have partnered at their Central Nutrition Service (CNS) facility in Kalona, Iowa to offer customers the choice of swine nutritional products with or without porcine ingredients. Manufacturing porcine free products at the Kalona, Iowa facility began July 15. Independent of the partnership, JBS United also produces non-porcine products at its Waseca, Minnesota facility.
“We are guided by our customers and their success,” explained Doug Webel, Ph.D., COO of JBS United’s Animal Nutrition and Health Division. “Some of our customers and the swine veterinarians that advise them asked for non-porcine product lines and we began making the change.”
The move comes as swine producers and veterinarians react to the spread of the PED virus by evaluating feeding strategies. JBS United and DeKalb Feeds will leave the decision in the customer’s hands.
“Customer service has always been our main priority,” echoed Kelly Keaschall, President of DeKalb Feeds. “Both companies have worked hard to make this happen at Kalona. It is not a simple task and it will take the cooperation of our customers and both companies, now and in the future, to provide a porcine free option.”
“The choice is yours on how to feed your animals – we will offer both options to support either feeding strategy,” added Dave Crosby, National Swine Sales Manager, JBS United Animal Nutrition.
With the move to dedicated non-porcine manufacturing while also retaining mills that still manufacture with porcine ingredients, the customer choice has never been easier.
About JBS United
JBS United, founded in 1956, is dedicated to providing research-based solutions that create value for its partners in animal agriculture. JBS United, with over 325 employees, offers livestock nutrition and health products globally through the JBS United or affiliate brands. To learn more, visit http://www.JBSUnited.com.
About Dekalb Feeds
DeKalb Feeds, Inc. is a 100% employee owned feed company with plants in Rock Falls, Illinois and Frytown, Iowa. DeKalb Feeds mission is to employ the best people who consistently provide the customer with the best service and superior products resulting in profits for all. For more information, visit http://www.DekalbFeeds.com.