Pellet Technology USA (PTUSA) announced the commercial launch of PowerFeedTM Pellets, which in a recent 300 head/84 day cattle feed trial, increased final body weight of cattle an average of 65 pounds when fed up to 1% of body weight in comparison to grazing alone.
This most recent of feed trials by the Gretna Nebraska based company was designed with the objective of combatting the reduced availability of quality pasture land, a growing cow-calf herd and the known volatility of ethanol industry byproducts.
"When Pellet Technology USA processes underutilized residues and commodities, adds nutritional value, and implements quality controls to produce a consistent feed, we help farmers and cattlemen work from one producer to another in the most efficient way possible … because every acre and every head counts," said founder and COO, Russ Zeeck.
As Pellet Technology USA is bringing PowerFeedTM Pellets to the market, they are simultaneously launching what they have termed the Voice & Value Program. This program is a way for cattle feeders that could use an advantage on quality feed to align with PTUSA's Gretna, Nebraska facility. The program allows for feeders to have a voice in the company's future product lines as well as a way for PTUSA to build a conversation with their cattle feeder customers.
"Too many times cattle feeders don't get asked questions or feed suppliers don't listen to what feeders need. Pellet Technology USA is interested to know, for example, "How are the cattle taking to the feed? Does it handle and keep well? Does the product improve efficiency in the producers operation? The consumer isn't the only one with a voice in the food chain and we want to hear what the cattle feeder has to say," says Joe Luna, PTUSA's Manager of Business Strategy.
When Pellet Technology USA looks to the future and consistency of the industry's feed supply, the company seeks open conversations with farmers, feeders, retailers and all industry parties. Pellet Technology USA has a vision to bridge the gaps up and down the value chain in order for the entire industry to adapt to a quickly changing landscape and thrive beyond it.
The Voice & Value Program will begin as a cattle feeder based platform that will offer promotional contracting terms to regional cattle feeders who participate. The program is available to cattlemen who meet eligibility requirements. To participate in the Voice & Value Program, cattle feeders will need to complete the application listed at http://www.pellettechnologyusa.com/PTUSA/vvp or contact PTUSA at (402)509-8776 for more information.
"Cattle feeders who want to shape the industry and get ahead of the trends to come should be a part of it," comments, Zeeck.