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Description: This blog will help explain some of the wonderful ways modern agriculture has been utilizing products left over from the human food system to help feed animals. This little known industry has been a vital link in the food chain for over 100 years. LaBudde Group, has been working to connect food companies and farmers since 1907!

Transportation

Transportation

   The United States literally runs on semi trailers. We have all driven down the highway next to a large semi truck and wondered “what is he hauling”? Since I started at LaBudde Group, I see those trucks differently. I see a hopper trailer and walking floor trailer...

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Thank a farmer for your Thanksgiving

Thank a farmer for your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday. No gifts to buy or parades to attend, just spend time with family. Share what you are thankful for and appreciate the blessings in your life. I hope everyone found time to slow down and appreciate their family instead of rushing...

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Weights and Measures

Weights and Measures

My first days at LaBudde Group were interesting. Mostly because of the lingo flying around that I needed to figure out. Tons, Short Tons, Metric Tons, CWT, OND, JFM, Clock, and many more were all thrown around during conversations and meetings. My background in dairy...

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Distiller Grains

Distiller Grains

Most people have heard of Ethanol. However not everyone has heard of the feed ingredients left over when corn is utilized for the renewable fuels. Ethanol has been federally mandated to be added to fossil fuel based gasoline for use in domestic cars. The theory behind...

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Blooms and Strong Bones

Blooms and Strong Bones

Steamed bonemeal has been a staple for LaBudde for many years. What is it? If you garden you probably have it in your favorite natural fertilizer or potting mix. Bonemeal is a natural source of calcium and phosphorus. It, as its name suggests, comes from animal bones....

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Fall Harvest Time

Fall Harvest Time

Harvest time for farmers is the busiest time of the year. Especially in livestock operations as they have the usual day to day cattle tending and milkings, and have to add in the feed prep that will keep the animals thriving through the tough winter months. This makes...

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Wheat Midds, Smeat Midds

Wheat Midds, Smeat Midds

Labudde Group started in 1907 handling byproducts of the brewing industry in Milwaukee. Its sometimes hard to wrap your head around the fact that farmers and feedmills have had sustainability on their minds before it was the “it” word in agriculture. Along with...

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1 Potato, 2 Potato, 3 Potato Pile

1 Potato, 2 Potato, 3 Potato Pile

    Pet food ingredients are a huge portion of Labudde Group’s business. Growing with the changing market trends through the year has been interesting. A current market trend is to have grain free mixes. Nutritionally your dog still needs a carbohydrate in their...

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Always Learning

Always Learning

A little different topic this week on the Blog. LaBudde Group has a philosophy of continuous learning that comes from our leader and owner, Rich Erickson. We each include educational goals into our yearly planning so we are all improving both professionally and...

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Corn Gluten Feed

Corn Gluten Feed

  As I moved to live in “the city” from our small town in SW Wisconsin, I have found myself trying to explain to people the difference between the corn we feed cows and the delicious sweet corn that we all enjoy. Yellow dent corn, or field corn, is the common...

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