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United Cooperative Honored

United Cooperative Honored

Beaver Dam based co-op wins Land O'Lakes Purina Feed Dedication to Quality award.

 United Cooperative, based in Beaver Dam, recently received Land O'Lakes Purina Feed's "Dedication to Quality" award for meeting or exceeding the national feed manufacturer's safety and quality standards. Over the years, many of United Cooperative's feed locations have consistently been honored with this award.

John Scheuers, left, vice president of feed operations at United Cooperative, stops for a photo with the United Cooperative feed mill location managers and leadmen after presenting them with their Land O'Lakes Purina Feed's "Dedication to Quality" awards. From left are, John Scheuers; Eric Lies, Sauk City feed leadman; Ken Gay, Sauk City feed manager; Scott Herring, Beaver Dam feed manager; Tim Hupf, Beaver Dam feed leadman; Jerry Warmka, Hartford feed manager; Jeff Fortmann, Hartford feed assistant manager; and Pete Loosen, Hartford feed leadman. Source: United Cooperative

"The United Cooperative feed division always works very hard at maintaining a high level of quality with our products and services," said John Scheuers, United Cooperative vice president of feed operations. "Good quality feed and service results in successful customers. At United Cooperative, our customers have been very important to us for 75 years, as we're a cooperative and our customers are our owners," he added.

As a feed licensed manufacturer (FLM) for the number one feed marketer in North America, United Cooperative is licensed to manufacture Land O'Lakes Purina Feed branded feed, then market and sell it to their retail customers in their local trade area. The FLM program is the only one of its kind among animal feed manufacturers in the U.S.

"As a part of the FLM program, the local feed license manufacturing cooperative location has the opportunity to earn the program's annual 'Dedication to Quality' award by meeting or exceeding the FLM program requirements," said Steve Smart, Land O'Lakes Purina Feed FLM program manager. "Some of the requirements even exceed FDA standards. We're very proud of the great work and commitment our FLMs have to producing the best in animal nutrition."

Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC ( is a national organization serving producers and their families through 4,700 local cooperatives and independent dealerships throughout the United States. The company, in combination with its wholly owned subsidiary Purina Mills, LLC, is North America's leading feed company, providing producers, cooperatives, and dealers with an extensive line of animal feed, ingredients, and services designed to help agricultural producers, dealers, and cooperatives compete in the global marketplace.

Formed in 1936, United Cooperative is a full-service cooperative offering feed, grain, agronomy, and energy products and services to Wisconsin farmers and consumers. United Cooperative has locations in Baraboo, Beaver Dam, Deerfield, Hartford, Horicon, Hustisford, Iron Ridge, Johnson Creek, Mayville, Pickett, Poynette, Prairie du Sac, Randolph, Reedsburg, Ripon, Rock Springs, Sauk City, South Beaver Dam, Watertown, and Wyocena.

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