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FeedLogic Corporation Announces Change in Leadership

By |May 26th, 2017|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2017

Willmar, MN –  FeedLogic Corporation (FeedLogic) has announced that effective January 30, 2017, Chief Executive Officer Andrew (Drew) Ryder has stepped down from his role as CEO and James Reining has assumed the role of CEO. Mr Ryder’s last day with the company was February 10, 2017. His future plans have not been disclosed at this time. The hiring of Mr. Reining concludes an extensive national search and interview process that began in November, 2016 by the FeedLogic board of directors.

Reining has spent most of his career in the petroleum equipment industry, culminating as the as the owner of Eagle Welding and Petroleum Equipment in St. Cloud Minnesota which he sold and is now operating successfully under new ownership. After selling his company, Mr. Reining and his wife spent time traveling but recently he felt he needed a new challenge and was looking for an opportunity when he discovered the FeedLogic position. Jude Conway, of the company’s board directors replied, ”we are quite pleased, that after months of reviewing resumes from all over the U.S. we found such a qualified candidate in our back yard.”

Mr. Reining, as the incoming CEO will assume responsibilities for managing all the day-to-day operations of Feedlogic including, sales, marketing, manufacturing and service of the company’s family of products used in the pork and poultry industries. His management of a company that fabricated and installed equipment, primarily in rural settings makes him well suited to take on the challenges at FeedLogic.

“FeedLogic has quality equipment and fantastic people working for it and I am honored to be chosen as its new leader, said James Reining.

About FeedLogic Corporation

FeedLogic Corporation is a provider of robotic and electronic feeding equipment and related products for swine and poultry production located in Willmar, Minn. Its flagship product is FEEDPro, an intelligent feed delivery unit where precise amounts of feed are automatically loaded and can be delivered to any feeder in any quantity.

Current Opportunities

By |May 26th, 2017|

Sales Positions Available Now! Contact Jim at (320) 222-3000 to join an innovative company.

Antibiotic Use

By |May 5th, 2015|

Tyson – We are striving to eliminate human antibiotics from our broiler chicken* production by September 2017 and we’ll publish the progress made toward this goal beginning with our 2015 Sustainability Report.

Antibiotic-resistance is a global concern and we see it as our responsibility to be part of a solution. We’ve already made a lot progress. We’ve stopped using them in our 35 hatcheries and have reduced the use of human antibiotics in our broiler chickens by more than 80 percent since 2011. Only a small percentage of our broiler chickens ever receive human antibiotics. These medicines are given only as needed and only as prescribed by a veterinarian.

We’re also forming working groups with independent farmers and others in our beef, pork and turkey supply chains to discuss ways to reduce the use of human antibiotics on their farms. Those groups will begin meeting in summer 2015. Tyson Foods’ international business is committed to taking similar measures on antibiotic use in its global chicken operations but has not set a timeframe.

To meet our goal we must find new ways to reduce the need for human antibiotics on the farm. We have a responsibility to treat sick animals and animal well-being will never be compromised. We plan to work with food industry, government, veterinary, public health and academic communities, and provide funding, to accelerate research into disease prevention and antibiotic alternatives on the farm. We also are getting input from an Animal Well-Being Advisory Panel, which is made up of independent advisors.

*Broilers are chickens raised for meat.

U.S. bird flu outbreak may mean no turkey for Thanksgiving

By |May 5th, 2015|

P.J. Huffstutter
CHICAGO — Reuters
Published Tuesday, May. 05 2015, 7:52 AM EDT
Last updated Tuesday, May. 05 2015, 8:52 AM EDT

The largest-ever U.S. outbreak of avian influenza, which has devastated Midwestern poultry and egg producers in recent weeks, could be felt at Thanksgiving tables across the nation come November, farmers and some trade groups say.

The virulent H5N2 strain has already spread to 14 states and led to the deaths or scheduled euthanizations of more than 21 million birds, including 3.3 million turkeys in Minnesota, the nation’s top turkey producer.
The federal government is working on a vaccine to fight an outbreak of H5N2 bird flu in six states. The outbreak is being described as the country’s largest in 30 years. Jillian Kitchener reports.

And now, with Thanksgiving just seven months away, farmers say they may be running out of time to raise enough turkeys –the traditional centerpiece of holiday feasts – to meet the demand.

Once a farm has been infected, flocks must be culled, composted in barns, then disposed of. Buildings must then be thoroughly disinfected. The whole process can take up to three months before a new flock of turkey poults can be brought in, said Steve Olson, executive director of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association.

After chicks are re-introduced to the barns, farmers say, it typically takes about four months to produce a full-sized hen – the type of turkey most Americans prefer for their holiday feasts.

If breeder farms that supply the young birds have also been infected – as some in Minnesota have – simply acquiring the chicks could prove challenging.

And in Minnesota, there’s still no sign of an end to the outbreak, despite tight biosecurity measures and quarantines. Already, at least one turkey processing plant has cut back on workers’ shifts because of a lack of birds to slaughter.

“We’re going to have fewer turkeys coming out because of this,” Olson said.

“The question we can’t answer is how much this is going to impact our total system, because this isn’t over yet,” he added.

Of the nearly 240 million turkeys raised last year in the United States, nearly one in five came from Minnesota farms. About 30 per cent of the Minnesota birds are sold as whole turkeys at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The remaining 70 per cent are sold year-round for deli meat, frozen meals, ground turkey and other products, according to industry data.

“There’s a sense of pride in farmers, in what they do,” Olson said, in a state where farms have often been in the same family for generations. “This is challenging their belief in their ability to raise turkeys, because they have not been able to stop the disease, despite them doing everything they can do from a biosecurity standpoint.”

As the reach of the virus continues to expand, companies up and down the turkey supply chain are watching closely.

Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday that the avian influenza has affected some of its turkey contract farms in neighboring Iowa, where farmers have had to euthanize birds.

While that loss could affect production levels at its turkey plant sometime this summer, Tyson does not produce the whole turkeys typically used at Thanksgiving dinners. Its turkey division is a small part of the company’s overall business, and Tyson does not expect the loss to have a material financial impact.

Food retailers are also monitoring the spread of the virus.

Boston Market Corp. said it has been assured by Butterball LLC, one of its main turkey suppliers, that the company’s birds are being raised in areas not affected by the flu outbreak.

But Boston Market Chief Financial Officer Greg Uhing said the company is watching the situation. Butterball declined to discuss specific supply-chain arrangements it has in place with its customers.

Meanwhile, some help for holiday feasts could come from cold storage, where stocks of whole turkey hens were at 98.7 million pounds as of the end of March, a 24 per cent jump over February and up 16 per cent over the same period a year earlier, according to federal Agriculture Department data.

Raising birds for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals begins early in the year, with turkeys slaughtered and stored in cold storage to meet the demand at year’s end, say industry officials.

Some producers are confident that supplies will largely keep pace with demand.

“There is some wiggle room” for the holidays, said Darrell Glaser, who raises 600,000 turkeys a year for Cargill Inc at his family’s Bar G Ranch in Rogers, Texas.

“You may see a small impact,” said Glaser, who raises the variety of turkeys sold for Thanksgiving. “Unless this outbreak gets a lot worse, I don’t see it having a huge impact on our overall supply.”

Still, Glaser’s not taking any chances. He has increased biosecurity measures on his farm and told staff not to get close to any wild birds. Visits to nearby farms have stopped, and any trips to the Midwest have been put on hold.

FEEDLOGIC NAMED FINALIST FOR 15TH ANNUAL TEKNE AWARDS

By |October 3rd, 2014|

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MHTA to honor Minnesota’s top technology companies and individuals at the Nov. 13 awards ceremony

WILLMAR, Minn., October 2, 2014 – The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Feedlogic Corp. a finalist in the Ag and Food category for the 2014 Tekne Awards, which will be help at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 13. The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.

Feedlogic is a pioneer in the development of intelligent feeding and farm monitoring solutions for producers and farm suppliers. Patented hardware and software products measure and execute production processes more precisely. Products include FEEDPro for livestock research applications, FeedSaver intelligent feeding systems for commercial livestock production, FeedMeter feed measurement systems, BlendTronic on-farm micro-ingredient application systems, FarmHub communication gateways, the MyFarm web portal, and Farmlitix data analytics software

“We’re very honored to be recognized by the MHTA for our innovation and vision in transforming the agricultural production landscape,” says Drew Ryder, President and Founder of Feedlogic Corp. “Our mission is to be a world leader in intelligent farming systems, including livestock monitoring, nutrition management, and predictive data analytics. We have a deep understanding of the challenges of farming, and are developing solutions where none previously existed.”

Presented by the MHTA, the Tekne Awards annually recognize Minnesota’s best and brightest technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management. A full list of finalists is available online at http://ww.tekneawards.org.

Recipients of the 2014 Tekne Awards will be announced at the award ceremony on November 13. The event will begin with a VIP reception at 4:30 p.m., followed by general registration and reception at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. The event will be emceed by Paul Douglas, author, entrepreneur and meteorologist.

To register for the 2014 Tekne Awards ceremony, visit http://www.mhta.org/event/teknew-awards// or contact Angela McLaughlin at angelam@mhta.org.

 

About Feedlogic

Founded in 2001, Feedlogic has over a decade of experience designing, building, and selling equipment and software targeted to agricultural production throughout the world. We work with customers to understand their needs, develop and implement the right solutions, and provide training to use our products to their fullest potential. Find out more online at http://www.feedlogic.com/

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About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

MHTA is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. We help bring together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. Find out more online at http://www.mhta.org or follow MHTA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MHTA.

 

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Feedlogic introduces new products and services at Midwest Poultry Show in St. Paul

By |March 14th, 2014|

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Feedlogic To Show New Sensor, Communications, and Analytics Services At Midwest Poultry Show

Feedlogic Corporation is introducing new wireless sensor products and data communications services at the Midwest Poultry Federation Convention being held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN on March 19th-20th, 2014.

Come visit us at Booth 1105 to learn how our Intelligent Farm Network products allow you to stay connected to what is happening in your barns 24/7/365. Our new wireless CO2 sensor will allow growers and integrators to remotely monitor the CO2 levels for poults and pullets during their critical first weeks of growth, and throughout their grow-out period.We can help protect your animals and improve performance by monitoring feed, temperature, humidity, CO2, water flow, power, propane levels, weight, and an almost unlimited number of analog, digital, or pulse based sensors. Our new low-cost monitoring services connect you to the farm with your office computer, laptop, tablet, or phone and will alert you when something needs immediate attention.Along with monitoring, we can also provide analytical tools to help you identify what changes you need to make to gain the greatest performance improvements.

We also now provide Farm4G – fast internet service for farms and rural businesses.

When you stop by also ask us to show you how we can improve your research programs, blend diets on-farm, and add micro ingredients to improve average daily gain and feed efficiency.If you would like to arrange a specific time to meet and discuss your project please give us a call toll-free at (855) 855-3685 or e-mail us at info@feedlogic.com.Thanks for your support

The Feedlogic Team

Feedlogic Corporation to highlight new sensor and communications products at IPPE 2014

By |January 27th, 2014|

email_poultryFeedlogic Corporation is introducing new wireless sensor products and data communications services at the IPPE being held at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA on January 28th-30th, 2014.

MultiSenseCome visit us at Booth 8146 in Hall B to learn how our Intelligent Farm Network products allow you to stay connected to what is happening in your barns 24/7/365. Our new wireless CO2 sensor will allow growers and integrators to remotely monitor the CO2 levels for poults and pullets during their critical first weeks of growth, and throughout their grow-out period.

We can help protect your animals and improve performance by monitoring feed, temperature, humidity, CO2, water flow, propane levels, weight, and an almost unlimited number of analog, digital, or pulse based sensors. Our new low-cost monitoring services connect you to the farm with your office computer, ;a[top, tablet, or phone and will alert you when something needs immediate attention.

When you stop by also ask us to show you how we can improve your research program, blend diets on-farm, and add micro ingredients to improve average daily gain and feed efficiency.

If you would like to arrange a specific time to meet and discuss your project please give us a call at 320-222-3000.

Thanks for your support
The Feedlogic Team

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Feedlogic Corporation announces Intelligent Farm Network products at the IA Pork Congress

By |January 17th, 2014|

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Feedlogic Corporation is introducing several new products and services
at the IA Pork Congress being held at the Iowa Events Center, Des Moines IA
on January 22 and 23, 2014. 

Come visit us at Booth 238 to learn how our Intelligent Farm Network products allow you to stay connected to what is happening in your barns 24/7/365. We can help protect your animals and improve performance by monitoring feed, temperature, humidity, CO2, water flow, propane levels, weight, and an almost unlimited number of analog, digital, or pulse based sensors. Our new low-cost monitoring services connect you to the farm with your office computer or your phone and will alert you when something needs immediate attention.

When you stop by also ask us to show you how we can improve your research program, blend diets on-farm, and add micro ingredients to improve average daily gain and feed efficiency.

If you would like to arrange a specific time to meet and discuss your project please give us a call at320-222-3000.

If you are unable to make it to Des Moines, please visit us the following week at the IPPE 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, Hall B, Booth 8146

Thanks for your support
The Feedlogic Team

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Feedlogic announces Intelligent Farm Network products at the MN Pork Congress

By |January 13th, 2014|

email_01_09_14Feedlogic Corporation is introducing several new products and services at the MN Pork Congress being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on January 14 and 15, 2014.

Come visit us at Booth 449 to learn how our Intelligent Farm Network products allow you to stay connected to what is happening in your barn 24/7/365. We can help protect your animals and improve performance by monitoring feed, temperature, humidity, CO2, water flow, propane levels, weight, and an almost unlimited number of analog, digital, or pulse based sensors. Our new low-cost monitoring services connect you to the farm with your office computer or your phone and will alert you when something needs immediate attention.


When you stop by also ask us to show you how we can improve your research program, blend diets on-farm, and add micro ingredients to improve average daily gain and feed efficiency.


If you would like to arrange a specific time to meet and discuss your project please give us a call at 320-222-3000.


If you are unable to make it to Minneapolis, please visit us the following week at the IA Pork Congress, Jan 22-23, 2014 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA. Booth 238.

Thanks for your support
The Feedlogic Team
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MultiSense

By |January 2nd, 2014|

MultiSense is a new and convenient way for you to monitor multiple sensors in a barn or on a farm.  Connect up to 16 sensors and monitor readings 24/7 through the MyFarm web portal.  Built in capability to send text or e-mail alerts when readings are too high or too low.