Blog Posts

Kentucky Derby – Justify for the WIN!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018

Kentucky Derby – Justify for the WIN!

We enjoy the first Saturday of May here at LaBudde. We start checking into what horses have made the line up and what kind of lineage each horse comes from. We are by no means horse experts, but we thoroughly enjoy the fanfare and pageantry of Churchill Downs. Why do we get so interested? Part of the excitement is because we help feed so many of the entries each season. Beet Pulp is a key ingredient in many race horse feed blends. We specially screen and prepare a product that is uniform in size to help make a quality feed that fuels these racing beauties. Our streak continues this year as...

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Spring Is In The Air

Posted by on May 15, 2018

Spring Is In The Air

We are getting our first reports from our clients of spring field work in certain parts of the country. With spring comes a new year of possibilities. What do you have planned for the year? Have you assessed how to best build your future? That is what planting season and calving season means on the farm. It is a new beginning for the farm. It builds on the knowledge and base that has been growing during the farm’s history. The goals are for healthy animals, a plentiful crop, and hopefully a profitable year. The agriculture sectors in the US are falling upon some difficult times. The most...

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Pet Food Ingredients

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018

Pet Food Ingredients

We are preparing in our office for our largest trade show of year. Pet Food Forum is held in Kansas City, MO and is the annual educational and networking event for companies involved in the companion animal food world. We take this opportunity to show off the many ingredients LaBudde can supply to the pet food manufacturers and also to learn what new trends are happening in the world of companion animals. This industry has changed a lot in the last 10-15 years as pet owners are more and more seeing their dogs and cats as true members of the family. And as such, we are feeding our animals...

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Technology Drives Us, Relationships Steer

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

Technology Drives Us, Relationships Steer

We are having a bit of a day at LaBudde as I write this… our internet is down. Seems like this shouldn’t be too much of an interruption, really how much are you on the internet, oh wait ….. almost everything runs on the internet. As we progress, we seem to rely more and more on our connections. We email, we skype, we instant message, or send a text to our customers and suppliers. We only have a couple millennials in our office, but we have a pretty computer savvy group. So we all have to stop and think about how we find our information when the internet goes down. Technology is growing all...

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Holiday Slow Down (no, really, we should slow down)

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017

Holiday Slow Down (no, really, we should slow down)

   We often take for granted the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and family gatherings as the “stress” of this time of year. We love getting together and celebrating, but it means a strain on our time and wallets. A day off here for shopping, a long break off from work for kid’s school vacation or because your office shuts down for the day help create more time to fit in all the activities. LaBudde works with many folks that don’t have the blessing of getting to take some extra time off. I talked during my Thanksgiving blog about taking time to say THANKS to the farmers who prepare our...

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Transportation

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017

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 and think “hey, we use that guy”. We haul most of our shipments around the United States in full truckloads. We utilize the whole gambit of options for trailers available to us. We ship bulk ingredients like beet pulp, oat hulls, distiller grains, and tomato pomace in hoppers or walking floors. Wet tomato pomace and vegetable...

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