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New Corporate Office

Posted on Jun 3, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Whitestone Feeds has moved its corporate office. The Lord opened the door to a wonderful opportunity.  Whitestone Feeds had previously been leasing office space in Owensboro, Kentucky.  The company had the opportunity to purchase a new facility.  Conveniently located at 404 East 24th Street in the center of Owensboro, Kentucky, the new office is easy to locate for the customers, suppliers and guests that care to visit our office.  Not only is the new office perfectly suited to meet the operating needs of our company, the cost to own and operate the office will...

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Heat Stress in Cattle

Posted on May 6, 2014

With summer approaching it is time to start thinking about heat stress and the effects it has on cattle. It is easier to quickly assess the effects of heat stress in dairy as milk production drops occur very rapidly with the onset of the first heat wave. What is heat stress? The comfort zone for cattle of Bos Taurus (English and European breeds) is 39 degrees F up to about 75 degrees F. THI or the temperature humidity index is of greater significance than temperature alone. High temperature along with high humidity lessens evaporation cooling. Cattle rely mainly on respiration to cool...

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Combating the Negative Effects of Feeding Fescue Forages

Posted on May 6, 2014

Fescue is almost a super grass. It is highly drought tolerant; it is extremely productive and grows well under a wide temperature range. In areas with mild winters it will provide forage almost year around. Although forage quality may not be as high as some other grasses it works quite well for cow-calf operations. The biggest drawback to fescue is fescue toxicity. The cause of the toxicity is the same fungus that causes ergot in cereal grains. In humans, ergot poisoning is life threatening. In cattle death loss is uncommon but there are physiological changes that seriously impair cattle...

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Focus on food safety and quality.

Posted on May 4, 2014

Our world is changing.  With valid concern over the entire food chain in our country today, the drive toward food safety and quality assurance is now a demand of the feed industry. HACCP (Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points) is a set of guidelines and principles that offer a systematic approach to food safety. Early food safety efforts focused on the testing of products at the end of the production cycle. However, food that was unsafe for consumers was occasionally not detected. HACCP guidelines represent an effort to identify points in the production process that are potentially...

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Customization is what we do.

Posted on Dec 20, 2013

Many years ago, a popular fast food restaurant featured the concept that “you can have it your way” when you dine with them.  Whitestone Feeds has built this robust company on that same philosophy. Often times, the commercial livestock producer has unique needs that require flexibility in the diets for his or her animals.  As such, a “one size fits all” product may not completely meet the needs of the herd or flock. Perhaps you are a feed dealer or distributor and you wish to promote YOUR proprietary brand rather than a commercial, corporate brand.  Whitestone Feeds...

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