CHS, Consumer Supply Distributing form livestock feed company

Joint venture will allow for dual expansion, product growth

Producer-owned cooperative CHS Inc. and Iowa-based Consumers Supply Distributing Co. are forming a livestock and pet food manufacturing and wholesale distribution company, Consumers Supply Distributing LLC.

The Iowa-based company will offer the CHS Payback livestock and Equis horse feed brands, along with the range of livestock and companion animal products currently carried by Consumers Supply Distributing. “This is an outstanding opportunity to combine two strong, high-quality feed organizations to meet the livestock and companion animal nutrition needs of our current customers, as well as position this business for growth,” said Rod Paulson, general manager of CHS Nutrition.

David Patee, owner and operator of Consumers Supply Distributing, said partnering with CHS will allow the company to expand its business with an established feed company with a growing presence throughout the central and northwest U.S.