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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!

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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Tomato Pomace

Tomato Pomace

 I have spent my blogs so far talking about some of our core ingredients that go into farm animal feed. Dairy, beef, poultry, or horses utilize a lot of the products LaBudde markets, however we have some ingredients we specialize in that go into Pet Food. Tomato...

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Candy, Sugar, and Everything Sweet

Candy, Sugar, and Everything Sweet

It made local news here in Wisconsin this winter when Skittles were found scattered on a rural highway in the middle of the night. Was it vandals? Was someone trying to make a weird statement? Nope – Someone was feeding it to dairy cows!!! Many of my nutritionist...

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Oat Hull – Never heard of it

Oat Hull – Never heard of it

  Oat Hull is not a common word for the average person, however at LaBudde we talk about it every day. So what is an oat hull? Think of it as the husk or outer shell that protects the seed of the oat plant. What we call the oat groats. As you see in the diagram...

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Pour some Sugar Beet Pulp on it

Pour some Sugar Beet Pulp on it

Where does your sugar come from? Most people only know about Sugar Cane, but for many in the USA, Sugar Beets are a great way to get sugar from non-tropical areas. Sugar Beets do best in sandy soils and cooler climates. So Michigan and Minnesota thrive as the home to...

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