About Us: A Historical
Back in the late 1970’s there was a movement in the US which envisioned
energy independence based on every farm having its own alcohol plant.
Grain grown for livestock feed would first be fermented for alcohol
and then what remained would be fed to livestock.
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At a much earlier time, and continuing into the 1940’s,
many small farmers steeped barley before feeding to livestock—“slopping
the hogs,” as it was called when feeding pigs.
While both of these areas faded over time due to
various influences such as economies of scale, elements relating
to the fermented feeds have been embraced and refined by SweetPro
Feeds. As an example, early farm scale ethanol plants, which,
of necessity, had used low temperature cooking, were unable to distill
whole mash, so the liquid portion was screened out separately for
distilling. The remaining thick mash still contained significant
amounts of alcohol and all the yeast and enzymes used to ferment
were never subjected to the killing temperatures of distilling.
Many of the dairymen using this feed found themselves
in the awkward position of overflowing their dairy’s bulk tanks because
the cows were so much more productive.
The steeped barley of yesteryear was often times
germinating and thus releasing a multitude of enzymes needed for
initial plant growth. Those enzymes coupled with fermented starches
made a powerful improvement in feed utilization. But in the end,
the cumbersome techniques and difficulty with storage and labor took
their toll and these approaches faded away.
The science behind these low tech procedures, however,
was anything but low tech. Probiotic proliferation was rampant, yeast
and their nutralites increased, phytic acid tie-up of minerals was
eliminated. In short, the science was exceptional but the mechanics
were too limiting.
SweetPro Feeds has
managed to overcome the mechanical limitation, seize the science
and indeed, take the science to new levels with organic complexed
trace minerals and prebiotic oligosaccharides plus Beta-glucan, to deliver maximum
performance potential. Low temperature cooking is standard, natural
amylolytic, fibrolytic and proteolytic enzymes are at work, and
a blend of cereal grains (wheat, oats, and barley malt) plus flax
are used in fermentation to assure the most complementary amino acid
profile is available to help your horse build muscle.
Everything about SweetPro’s ProBiotein processing
is geared toward improving nutrient utilization, which in turn reflects
itself in improved animal health, performance and feed utilization.
All without “breaking the bank.”
There are lots of fermented feeds in the marketplace,
but nothing quite like SweetPro’s ProBiotein, where the emphasis
is on fermentation as the primary objective, not a byproduct. Also
a blend of complementary nutrients is embraced over reliance on a
single “silver bullet.” EquiPride® and EquiLix® are especially rewarding
products for SweetPro because they do so much for animals that people
care so much about.
The impact has been greater than in production agriculture
and the many stories of remarkable recoveries are very gratifying.
We are pleased to be part of the equine industry and grateful for
the wonderful reception our products are getting.
Harvest Fuel Inc., (dba SweetPro Feeds)
P.O. Box 69
Walhalla, ND 58282
888-229-0475 toll free • 218-568-8887 phone • 218-963-9562 fax
www.equilix.com and www.sweetpro.com