What We Do – EPL Feed Products and Services
EPL Feed provides expert dairy nutrition services and products to meet the needs of dairies and producers in the Northwest. EPL strives to help producers attain the best health of their cows by offering expert nutrition services and custom feed blends with optimal nutrient content and precise customized rations and individual feeding schedules. Producers look to EPL Feed for assistance in achieving optimal performance in their dairy operations.
We provide a range of services to northwest producers, helping them meet and exceed their dairy operations goals.
Our nutritionists are among today’s most highly qualified in agriculture and have experience in dairy science and dairy nutrition. EPL Feed nutritionists receive ongoing education to stay updated on new technologies and research available in nutrition and management. Among the many services they provide, our nutritionists do record evaluation, ration balancing utilizing state of the art technologies and farm audits in all areas of concern on a dairy. They provide expert knowledge, competence and services that can help increase your herd’s bottom line.
We know dairy, and our team of dairy specialists are experienced in northwest dairy management and nutrition. They work closely with our nutritionists to provide the best nutrition services for dairy producers. Our specialists receive regular continuing education on the latest technologies and best practices to improve dairy profitability.
EPL Feed hosts an annual, complimentary Producer’s College, which is designed to educate dairy producers and employees on best practices in various aspects of their business. Examples of past topics include calves, forage quality and milk quality. Click here to learn more about this year’s Producers College.
Technologies and Other Services
We use Calibrate Technology to provide an advanced evaluation of forages and grains and for the formulation of rations for the digestibility of NDF and starch. We also provide Amino Acid formulation according to the latest research available providing improved efficiency of protein utilization and better environmental management. We use a certified forage testing labs for forage evaluations and provide farm audits by partnering with experts in the industry.
All of our products are customized to meet the needs of individual dairies based on a nutrition evaluation from our highly trained and experienced nutritionists and the goals of the dairy producer.
Our feeds and milk replacers provide nutrients for calf maximum immune function and health, which results in reduced costs for raising calves to profitable size and weight at first calving. EPL Feed has a calf feed for all stages of growth with both moderate and high protein versions, each designed to produce high-quality calves. We also have a calf feed specifically designed for the bull calf grower and beef feedlots.
We design replacement heifer programs for individual dairies and heifer ranches formulated to work with available forages, grains and byproducts. Heifers raised on EPL heifer programs are healthier with optimum rates of gain so they are ready to calve early and become profitable replacements.
The latest researched ingredients, provided in our closeup and dry cow custom formulated products, will allow cows and heifers to transition to the lactation ration with fewer health problems and highest peak milks. These products are individually formulated based on the individual dairy differences and forage and grains unique for each dairy.
EPL Nutritionists take advantage new technologies as well as proven methods to provide lactating programs that fit each dairy individually. The most up-to-date programs are utilized including Calibrate technology and amino acid balancing. Well researched, high-quality ingredients, minerals and supplements are used to formulate rations for optimum milk production, components, and maximum income over feed cost while maintaining environmental stewardship. These lactating products are also individually formulated based on the dairy facilities, genetics, forages and goals.
In addition to ruminants, EPL’s nutritionists can formulate feeds and provide advice for other species. These include sheep, goats, and other small ruminants as well as poultry, swine, llama and emu. Please contact your local EPL specialist for more information.