At SweetPro we make a variety of feed supplement products for horses, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats and other livestock. Our products support animal digestive health and growth, while supporting excellent feed efficiency. We blend distillers grains, vitamins and minerals, with beta-glucan, a prebiotic and our proprietary blend additive ProBiotein. No molasses.

Company details

P.O. Box 69 , Walhalla , North Dakota 58282 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Livestock
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

SweetPro makes supplements that help your horses, cattle and other animals stay healthier and grow stronger.

Using our lick blocks, top dressings and other products, adds key ingredients to your livestock's normal feed, to help their digestive systems perform the way that nature intended.

Our products feature fermentation feed ingredients that are rich in yeast, a prebiotic and volatile organic acids. These support overall digestion in horses, cattle and other livestock, for excellent feed efficiency.

Since 1991
SweetPro Feeds started production in 1991 and secured six patents between 1994 and 2004. We patented a new concept in non-molasses, free choice block supplementation which features Condensed Distiller Solubles.

In 2002, SweetPro developed the ProBiotein process. We've taken a leading position in helping to support animal health and performance by doing it naturally. We do this by maximizing nutrient utilization to foster better immune response and performance.

All SweetPro products are better because of balance. There is no single silver bullet in our supplements. We focus on balance and strategic blends. You, the producer, provide the bulk ingredients locally – the forage, the grains or other concentrates. We add the supplement that makes it all work better together.

Three Keys to SweetPro’s Success

Our supplements perform better because of:

  1. Organic Complexed Minerals (generically called chelated)
  2. ProBiotein (our proprietary blend additive)
  3. Distillers Solubles and Distillers Dried Grains as a carrier

Organic Complexed Minerals
Our trace mineral program stresses organic complexes for maximum bioavailability. If minerals don’t get into the bloodstream, they’re going out the waste stream. Linking the metal ion to a protein or other organic carrier assures that the mineral has the best chance of being absorbed via digestive pathways. It’s also less likely to get tied up (complexed) with other substances which pass through undigested.

When metal ions are in the blood they can do their job providing building blocks for growth and better health. Immune function is enhanced and the animal has better tools to fight off sickness. Nothing cuts into profitability like sickness and nothing cuts down sickness like a good quality mineral program.

ProBiotein

SweetPro’s ProBiotein consists of:

  1. Prebiotic Oligosaccharide feeds the beneficial Probiotic Bacteria
  2. Beta-glucan
  3. Yeast cultured on a media of Wheat, Oats, Barley Malt & Flax

The ProBiotein blend is stabilized in a manner which optimizes enzymatic values and fermentation metabolites. ProBiotein also broadens the amino acid profile with multiple protein isolates.

Distillers Solubles and Distillers Dried Grains

All of SweetPro's vitamins and minerals are delivered in a patented solid carrier of distillers grains and solubles. Condensed Distillers Solubles are noted for their protein quality and complex carbohydrate energy values

Digestive support from our unique blend of yeast, a prebiotic, Beta-glucan, vitamins and minerals helps maintain animal health and reduces costs because feed is digested more efficiently.

University trials have demonstrated that SweetPro supports excellent feed efficiency. That’s unparalleled among lick blocks. It means you need less feed, or can handle more animals using the same forage area.

With SweetPro, keeping animals healthy has never been easier. SweetPro is high tech nutrition dispensed by a very simple, convenient lick block. Healthy animals net back more profit – period! And when animals get proper nutrients – in the right form – vaccines work better too.

Lick Blocks for Every Stage of Growth
How do SweetPro lick blocks differ from molasses blocks?

No molasses!

Fermented distillers feeds – Condensed Distillers Solubles (CDS) – are used instead of molasses. CDS have similar binding and aroma benefits, but they are much higher in protein and fat than molasses.

Protein from Safe Sources

SweetPro 16, Cattle Kandi and Starter contain only natural protein. FiberMate, Magnum and Dry Cow blocks have a mix of mostly natural protein along with Ammonium Sulfate which has a slow Nitrogen release. No Urea is used.

Our strong amino acid blend of corn, wheat, barley, oats and flax has a high rumen by-pass value, and helps provide more milk for demanding “growthy” calves. Also, calves licking the blocks get better protein for frame production, and replacement heifers get excellent intake of protein.

Energy and Digestibility

Energy in SweetPro lick blocks comes from complex carbohydrates, not simple sugars. So it supports resistance to digestive disruption, offers a high fat level to boost energy, along with yeast from fermentation to support digestion and feed efficiency.

Vitamins and Minerals

SweetPro is a leader in the use of organic trace elements. High bioavailability is assured and reduction of health problems are helped. SweetPro has the highest percentage of organic trace elements of any block in the U.S. and Canada.

SweetPro selects macro minerals for maximum performance, including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sulfur and others. Our trace micro minerals include copper, zinc, manganese, cobalt and more.

A balanced blend of vitamins A, D and E with enhanced activity from fermented feeds is used in SweetPro’s patented lick block process.

SweetPro History 
Back in the late 1970s there was a movement in the U.S. 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.

At a much earlier time, and continuing into the 1940s, many small farmers had steeped barley before feeding it to livestock – “slopping the hogs,” as it was called when feeding pigs.

Fermented Feeds
While both of these practices 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 high 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 provide powerful support for feed utilization. But in the end, the cumbersome techniques and difficulty with storage and labor took their toll and these approaches faded away.

Same Science, New Mechanics
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 limitations, seize the science, and indeed take the science to new levels with organic complexed trace minerals and a prebiotic oligosaccharide, plus Beta-glucan to deliver maximum performance potential.

Low temperature cooking is standard, and a blend of cereal grains (wheat, oats, and barley malt) plus flax are used in fermentation. This assures that the most complementary amino acid profile is available to help your animals build muscle. Everything about SweetPro’s ProBiotein processing is geared toward improving nutrient utilization, which in turn helps animal health, performance and feed utilization. All without “breaking the bank.”

Patented Processes
SweetPro started production in 1991 and secured six patents between 1994 and 2004. We patented a new concept in non-molasses, free-choice block supplementation and developed the ProBiotein process in 2002. SweetPro has taken a leading position in helping to support animal health naturally by maximizing nutrient utilization for better immune response and performance.

There are lots of fermented feeds in the marketplace, but nothing quite like SweetPro’s ProBiotein. Our emphasis is on fermentation as the primary objective, not as a byproduct. Also a blend of complementary nutrients is embraced, instead of reliance on a single “silver bullet.” Our EquiPride and EquiLix horse products are especially satisfying for SweetPro because they do so much for animals that people care so much about.

The impact has been great in horse raising, rodeo competitions and in production livestock. The many stories of remarkable recoveries are very gratifying. We are pleased to be part of the equine and livestock industry and grateful for the wonderful reception our products are getting..

Livestock Health Support
SweetPro products were originally created for beef and dairy cattle. New products were added later for horses, sheep, goats and other livestock. Though differently formulated to provide optimum health for different animals, all our supplements benefit from the same healthy core ingredients that help support your animals' natural digestion for optimum performance and health.

Horse Health Benefits

  • Supports digestion
  • Supports excellent feed efficiency
  • Supports resistance to colicing
  • Shiny, healthy hair coat supported
  • Supports stronger, faster growing hooves
  • Promotes bloodflow to the lamina
  • Better lubricity of joints supported
  • Strength and endurance supported
  • Support for energy, vitality and stamina
  • Supports better temperament and calmness
  • Hard-keepers gain weight
  • Bright clear eyes supported
  • Boosts the respiratory, nervous and circulatory systems
  • Supports immune system response
  • Helps regulate blood sugar levels
  • Overall health supported

Beef and Dairy Health Benefits

  • Supports better conception rates
  • Calves are up right away and vigorous
  • Cows clean quickly
  • Weaning weights supported, 60 to 80 lbs (27 to 36 kg) heavier when fed year around
  • Calves are more thrifty with “growthy gain”
  • Helps support resistance to foot rot and sore eyes
  • Supports bull fertility
  • Overall herd health support
  • Maximized economic performance
  • More profit

Labor Savings
SweetPro products for beef and dairy are high tech nutrition dispensed by a simple, convenient lick block. One pound of SweetPro block replaces 3.5 lbs of range cake (Oklahoma trial) and blocks are only placed out every week to ten days instead of daily like other products, saving labor and fuel costs. This also eliminates the waste of range cubes fed on the ground, where stomping and overconsumption by “boss” cattle often prevent others from consuming their daily required amount.

Lick Blocks Available with ALTOSID IGR Fly Control
Effective fly control for 3.5 to 4 cents per hd/day. During horn fly season, without fly control, daily average gain may be reduced by 0.25 lbs (0.11 kg) per hd/day. But an Altosid IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) feed-thru fly control investment of $4.50 to $5.50 per cow/calf pair for a summer feeding season will yield returns from 6:1 to 10:1.

No Negative Associative Effect (NAE)
Energy from complex carbohydrates – not simple sugar – supports resistance to digestive disruption from digestion of starch (Negative Associative Effect) on the microbial populations which digest fiber in the rumen, keeping rumen pH higher for supported health.

Animal Health Support
SweetPro products help support your livestock health levels through digestion support and the addition of key vitamins and trace minerals. The reduced need for veterinary care is supported, as is the need for fewer medications. Vaccination effectiveness is supported, growth gains are substantial, solid hoof growth is supported and healthy digestion is supported, which means your animals thrive while achieving excellent feed efficiency.

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North Dakota and Kansas

SweetPro manufactures and distributes premium feed supplements for livestock including calves, cattle, sheep and horses, throughout North America, from its plants in Wallhalla, North Dakota, and Horton, Kansas. 

The grains and distillers solubles that go into our products are grown in the mid-west. We manufacture and warehouse from our two plants and distribute to dealers and livestock owners around the country, from coast to coast. We also have a third distribution warehouse in Minnesota. Our offices are in the North Dakota and Minnesota facilities.

Distribution

SweetPro products are distributed across the U.S. through a network of dealers. For a list of dealers near you, visit our SweetPro dealers page.

EquiLix/EquiPride products are distributed across the U.S. through a network of EquiLix/EquiPride dealers and by direct order from our headquarters.