Friesen Livestock Ltd. opened their doors for business in Medicine Hat, Alberta in May 2000. The business quickly grew, and soon after, an office was opened in Lethbridge, Alberta, Great Falls, Montana and now Swift Current Saskatchewan. With over 50 years in the livestock premix industry, the directors of Friesen Livestock Ltd. can provide you with solutions to the complex nutritional, environmental, genetic, and management difficulties plagueing many barns and independant producers. Friesen Livestock is one of Western Canada`s leading manufacturers and distributors of swine premixes, vitamins, minerals and supplements. Since 2000, Friesen Livestock has worked hard to set the standard for innovative feeds and feeding programs. Friesen Livestock is able to set these standards by working effectively within a family of focused individuals and organizations dedicated to the swine industry.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Agriculture - Livestock
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
Friesen Livestock Nutrition is all about family, it’s in our name. Coming from a rich background and tradition of excellence in the livestock feed industry, Dick Friesen and two of his son’s, Edward and Dennis, decided to keep it in the family. They launched Friesen Livestock in 2002 with a dream of building their own family based business. With hard work, dedication and a focus on family values, their business quickly grew. Today, Friesen operates throughout Western Canada and the North Western United States, with an eye on the world.
We continue to honor the family traditions that have carried us this far; hard work, dedication and trust. These principles are evident throughout our company. Our dedicated staff are all part of the Friesen Family and strive to earn our customers business every day.
GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
A GMP is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product.
GMP covers all aspects of production from the starting materials, premises and equipment to the training and personal hygiene of staff. Detailed, written procedures are essential for each process that could affect the quality of the finished product. There must be systems to provide documented proof that correct procedures are consistently followed at each step in the manufacturing process – every time a product is made.
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points )
HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.
At Friesen Livestock Nutrition we believe in quality and innovation. Over the past 15 years we have introduced numerous groundbreaking nutritional products designed to make you more successful. Our goal is to improve the utilization & digestion of feedstuffs like wheat, barley, corn, peas, lentils, soybean and canola meal. We continue to push the boundaries in meat and egg production to improve feed efficiency and rates of gain with natural ingredients that are researched and proven to be effective. As consumers are demanding a more natural approach to raising foods, we are committed to using only natural ingredients free from hormones & antibiotics.
The quality of our products is second to none. From custom formulations to exact mixing standards, you can be confident that the product you receive is right, every time. Our production plant is inspected, approved and certified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Friesen Livestock Nutrition uses the latest and most sophisticated software technology called WIM, to formulate feeds for Laying Chickens, Broiler Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Swine, Beef Cows, Sheep and Goats. Our method is to analyze the feedstuffs, water source, protein sources, amino acid sources and energy sources on each particular farm in order to determine the specification of vitamin-mineral micro and macro premix required for optimum production which is geared towards the specific genetic requirements. For a more comprehensive approach, we analyze the environment and housing of the production barn, management and movement of the animals. Disease prevention and transferring pathogen.
Friesen Livestock Nutrition is privately owned and a proud Canadian company. In our world of mergers and acquisitions, we are one of the few 100% Canadian owned Animal Nutrition companies remaining. By manufacturing our products in the heart of Western Canada, we have the unique ability to serve our customers in the 4 Western Prairie Provinces and the Western US States.
North Western US States like Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California are well served by our Great Falls, Montana branch. Friesen Nutrition is focused on delivering the highest quality animal nutrition to swine, poultry and beef producers in the NW USA.
Friesen Livestock Nutrition has proven over the past years that our quality products are effective in North America. In the past 6 years, we have started many international business relationships and ventures to integrate into various parts of the world. We believe that our business model works well and our products are of the highest quality to be integrated into the Middle East, Asian, South American, Central American and European markets. We are ready for any challenges presented in various species in various regions of the world.