Technology At Work In Your Feed


The CVA feed production team takes great pride in consistently providing superior products for each of our customers. Quality and care are given to each batch of feed with particular attention to inclusion rates, micron size, and ingredient quality. Each of our nine feed mills are capable of providing specific feed for multiple species such […]

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Nutrition: A Solid Foundation for your Herd

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Nutritional management of the cow herd is more important during the periods of late pregnancy and early lactation than any other time in the annual production cycle. Nutrition has a significant impact on the performance of both the cow and the newborn calf. Cow nutrition is important during this period because of its effect on […]

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Feed Safety: From the Farm to the Fork!

Wildfleisch, Rinderroulade, Lammrücken, Hühnerbrust und Rinderfilet auf einer Gabel

Central Valley Ag Feed has prided itself on the quality of service, products, and our people; long before it was a government enforced rule with FSMA. Feed Mills have had to comply with the Medicated Feed Common Good Manufacturing Practices for many years. With the introduction of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was […]

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Minerals: Necessity vs. Value


With the recent disaster at the BASF vitamin facility in Germany, we have seen an unprecedented price increase and potential for limited product in vitamins for a period of time. It sounds like we could have another several months before production is fully back online. We suspect that it may be a lot longer to […]

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Deer Require Year-Round Nutrition Just Like Our Cattle

Mineral bag deer

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a hunter looking for a trophy buck, proper protein and mineral programs will give deer the opportunity to utilize their genetic potential. Deer herds should have proper management and nutrition year-round to ensure their future health. There are some great feed options out there to use as you plan […]

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Practical Biosecurity for Pigs

Pigs transport

With the cold weather here, pig farms throughout the country are concerned about the increased chances of the spread of disease in their herds.  Experience has shown that a health outbreak damages the efficiency of the herds, increases the workload on the farm, and reduces the profitability of the operation.  Depending on the disease, and […]

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Preparing for calving season

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  Lately the word fetal programming has become popular at cow-calf meetings. We already know lifetime performance is influenced by events before birth but do we realize how much our gestating cows nutrition impacts fetal development? Let’s break down what happens in each trimester: In the first trimester, placenta and organs form. In the second […]

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How can PMI Pet Nutrition benefit your dog or cat?

Golden retriever dog walking on a country dirt road

Whether you have a hard-working farm dog or family pet, we care about their health. Our dog and cat food selection consist of three brands: Exclusive, Red Flannel and Infinia brands. The #1 ingredient in the Exclusive line is real meat with options including lamb, chicken, turkey or fish. In addition, there is a balance […]

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Vitamin Prices Soaring

Black Angus Beef Cattle in the winter on a Minnesota Farm

Vitamin A has many vital functions concerning health, reproduction, and growth. It plays a role in vision (low light), kidney function, development of bones and nervous tissue. Vitamin A maintains the tissues lining the respiratory, digestive, and reproductive tract.  If a bull doesn’t get enough vitamin A spermatogenesis is reduced, a cow can abort her […]

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