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The Bio-Ag News: Fall 2021

The Bio-Ag News Fall 2021

Welcome to our Spring 2021 Newsletter! If this is your first time please enjoy various articles written by the staff here at Bio-Ag Consultants & Distributors.  Every quarter we bring you new and exciting content about industry trends, agricultural events and more.  We always welcome comments from our readers and even provide ad space when available.  If you want to receive an emailed copy or paper copy please call our office and our call takers will be happy to put you on our mailing list!  For all other inquiries please click here:

 

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Inside this issue:

  • From the President
  • Ruth Knight: Reflections on the Joy of Farming
  • Kathrine's Korner: Mycotoxins
  • Product Specials
  • Dates to remember
  • Recipe of the season: Zucchini Fudge Cake

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Jobs: Production Lead

CLOSED: Production Lead

 

Hours – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

 

OVERVIEW

  • Manufacturing livestock premix using computer software
  • Preparing orders in a timely fashion using forklifts and electric hand carts
  • Recording information efficiently and accurately
  • Loading/unloading trucks
  • General housekeeping of warehouse
  • Other warehouse duties as assigned
  • Inventory control

ASSETS

  • Prior forklift experience preferred
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently
  • Punctual/reliable
  • Able to lift 25 kg {55 lbs} repeatedly

Who We Are

Bio-Ag is a leading livestock nutrition company based out of Wellesley, Ontario. We have nearly 40 years of experience in the Ag industry and do things a little differently. We sell across Canada and export our products to the U.S.A., Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Ireland. 

 

Submit resumes to hr@bio-ag.com by Sep 03/21

 

Compensation: We offer competitive wages and benefits package

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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The Bio-Ag News Summer 2021

The Bio-Ag News Summer 2021

Welcome to our Spring 2021 Newsletter! If this is your first time please enjoy various articles written by the staff here at Bio-Ag Consultants & Distributors.  Every quarter we bring you new and exciting content about industry trends, agricultural events and more.  We always welcome comments from our readers and even provide ad space when available.  If you want to receive an emailed copy or paper copy please call our office and our call takers will be happy to put you on our mailing list!  For all other inquiries please click here:

 

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Inside this issue:

  • From the President
  • Product Specials
  • Date to Remember
  • Bio-Ag Turns 40!
  • For Sale
  • Product Updates: BioCharge Dry
  • Recipe of the Season: Tangy Tuna-Mac

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Sales Rep Job

FILLED: Dairy Account Sales Representative

 

Who We Are:

Bio-Ag is a leading livestock nutrition company based out of Wellesley, Ontario. We have nearly 40 years of experience in the Ag industry and do things a little differently. We sell across Canada and export our products to the U.S.A., Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Ireland.

 

First, the realities:

  • The hours won’t be 9-5. You’ll get calls from clients at weird hours (they’re farmers after all).
  • We’re not a huge multi-national company, so we probably can’t pay you as much as they can

A bit about us:

  • We think differently. As a farm-based business, we have a great culture and family feel, but we are growing, if this appeals to you then we might be a good fit.
  • The hours are flexible – if you are getting the work done and hitting targets.

Let’s talk about what you’ll do:

We’re not going to hide this with fancy terms – we need you to make new sales.

  • You are a motivated and enthusiastic individual looking for the chance to focus on dairy all day long, every day.
  • You’ll work with dairy farmers to ensure their on-farm production and performance goals are being met while turning them into Bio-Ag fans.

We are looking for experience:

Before we get to the details, you need to be eligible to work in Canada and have a valid driver’s license.

 

It’s great if you’ve got a few years of sales experience and/or nutrition experience. Both are better. More importantly, you have a drive and desire to talk to people about dairy.

 

We do need someone who can pay attention to details, so when you reply to this posting, put in the subject line: I love dairy!

 

Benefits for you if you work here:

We want people with enthusiasm and ideas. We’re smaller, so we don’t have rigid and bureaucratic processes. Sure, we’ve got some, but not like the big guys. We help each other out. And we’re kind to each other. We pay you every two weeks, like clockwork. We work together to get through issues. We pay you a bonus when you hit your targets. We have health benefits. We’re flexible.

 

Benefits for us if you do:

We get somebody who is driven, enthusiastic, plus someone who’s humble enough to know they’re part of a team (basically someone people like working with). And because you tick those boxes, we get a teammate who’s increasing sales along the way!

 

Technology:

We have Business Central ERP as our primary business application.  This includes a great CRM capability.  We also use Office 365.  You need to be proficient with Microsoft Office products.  We can teach you the CRM system.

 

How to apply:


Please Send Resumes to hr@bio-ag.com with the subject line "I love Dairy!"
 

 

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The Bio-Ag News Spring 2021

The Bio-Ag News Summer 2021

Welcome to our Spring 2021 Newsletter! If this is your first time please enjoy various articles written by the staff here at Bio-Ag Consultants & Distributors.  Every quarter we bring you new and exciting content about industry trends, agricultural events and more.  We always welcome comments from our readers and even provide ad space when available.  If you want to receive an emailed copy or paper copy please call our office and our call takers will be happy to put you on our mailing list!  For all other inquiries please click here:

 

SIGN ME UP!

 

Inside this issue:

  • From the President
  • Guest Article: Ruth Knight - Phasing into the Spring Equinox
  • Product Specials
  • Dates to Remember
  • Bio-Ag Turns 40!
  • Bio-Ag's new Loyalty Program
  • Product Updates: Black Earth Re-Brand
  • Kathrine’s Korner: Spring Pasture Introduction for Livestock
  • Recipe of the Season: Maple Roasted Parsnips

Happy Reading!

 

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Ingredient #5 - Barley

How Barley Helps Your Dog’s Digestive Health

 

How does your dog like to spend her energy? Does she love running with you through the forest? Heading to a café with you and soaking up the sun? Is she everybody’s best friend at the dog park?

 

Norman’s Naturals is the perfect choice for her because whatever she’s up to, she needs energy that lasts all day long.
 

Barley is a whole grain that supports your dog’s digestive health. It is a great source of fibre, carbohydrates, and B vitamins. It also provides your dog with a source of iron and selenium.


 

Barley is also a source of methionine and cysteine. These amino acids are important for your dog’s heart health.


 

Your special girl deserves the best dog food. With a balance of natural ingredients, Norman’s Naturals will deliver on nutrition and it tastes great too!


~Guest Contributor, Alyssa Foulkes

Alyssa is a local dog trainer based in Guelph, Ontario. 

 

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Ingredient #4 - Whole Oats

Whole Oats: Part of a Balanced Diet

 

Oats are a whole-grain that provide lasting energy to your dog, so she has lots of energy to chew her toys, romp through the snow, and wrestle with her friends.

 

There are many wonderful benefits of feeding oats to your dog.

 

FIBRE: Oats provide your dog with fibre, which is essential for gut health.

 

METHIONINE AND CYSTEINE:  Oats are high in methionine and cysteine. These amino acids are important for your dog’s heart health.

 

CARBOHYDRATES: Oats are an excellent source of carbohydrates and provide your dog with the energy to hike, swim, and play with her friends.

 

PROTEIN: Oats are also a great source of protein.
 

B VITAMINS: Oats are rich in B vitamins.
 

LINOLEIC ACID: Oats are full of linoleic acid. This is a type of omega-6 fatty acid that helps keep skin strong and healthy.

After reading this, you may be craving a bowl of healthy oatmeal for yourself. It’s great to know that this nutritious food has health benefits for you and your best friend too!

 


~Guest Contributor, Alyssa Foulkes

Alyssa is a local dog trainer based in Guelph, Ontario. 

 

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Ingredient #3 - Whole Peas

Whole Peas: The Health Benefits

 

Peas are a dependable source of plant protein and also contain vitamin K, manganese, fibre, and carbohydrates.

 

In well-balanced diets, pulses (that’s lentils, beans, peas, and chickpeas) are not harmful to dogs.

 

A couple of years ago, pulses got blamed for causing dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs. The media pointed the finger at pulses, while animal nutritionists shook their heads. The media was misinformed.

 

Here are 10 facts to help you understand that peas are not the enemy:

  1. Breeds with the highest prevalence of DCM include Dobermans, Boxers, Great Danes, Newfoundlands, Irish Wolfhounds, English Cocker Spaniels, and Portuguese Water Dogs.
  2. Your dog requires the amino acid, taurine, in their diet to maintain a healthy heart.
  3. Your dog can convert methionine and cysteine into taurine in their body.
  4. Your dog’s physiological need for taurine varies with their breed, age, and sex.
  5. Obesity and diabetes have been related to lower levels of taurine in dogs, so it’s very important to keep your dog at a healthy weight.
  6. Your dog’s food should be fortified with taurine and/or its precursors (methionine and cysteine.)
  7. Researchers have found a link between low blood taurine concentration and DCM in breeds such as Scottish Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Dalmatians, Boxers, Newfoundlands, Portuguese Water Dogs, English Setters, and Alaskan Malamutes. Providing these dogs with taurine improved their cardiac function.
  8. Animal nutritionists combine multiple ingredients to ensure that your dog receives a healthy and balanced diet.
  9. Pulses have been used in pet food for two decades to provide quality protein and fibre sources.
  10. Peas are a great source of fibre that can help control body weight.

Norman’s Naturals includes real chicken, barley, oats, and rice, so your dog gets the methionine, cysteine, and taurine she needs. We also include DL-methionine.

 

Your dog deserves quality nutrition. Our delicious Chicken and Rice blend is balanced, tasty, and sure to provide your dog with lasting energy.

 


~Guest Contributor, Alyssa Foulkes

Alyssa is a local dog trainer based in Guelph, Ontario. 

 

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Ingredient #2 - Brown Rice

 

BROWN RICE: Why Natural Whole Grains are Good for Dogs

 

Brown rice is a natural whole grain. It provides your dog with essential vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and amino acids. It is also a great source of fibre.

 

There are so many benefits to including brown rice as your dog’s source of fibre. By slowing down transit time, fibre helps to keep your dog feeling full for longer.

 

 

A diet high in fibre is also a great nutritional strategy for controlling your dog’s body weight. By keeping your dog a healthy body weight, you’re preventing her from getting diseases like diabetes. You’re also making sure that her joints stay healthy, so she can enjoy pain-free walks with you and her dog friends too.

 

Having a high-quality fibre source is very important to your dog’s gut health.

 

Have you heard of prebiotics?

 

Prebiotics are foods that are typically high in fibre that acts as food for the microflora in your gut.

 

 

Fibre can act as a prebiotic and increase the number of health-promoting microbiota in the gut, including lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.

 

There are other benefits to including brown rice in Norman’s Naturals as well.

Did you know that brown rice is a source of methionine and cysteine (amino acids important to your dog’s heart health?)

 

There’s another important reason for including healthy fibre in your dog’s diet. That’s right: high-quality fibre can reduce the incidence of diarrhea.

 

 

Whether your dog loves dashing through the snow, playing with friends at doggy daycare, or leaping through hoops at agility class, Norman’s Naturals will give them the energy they need to make every day their best day.

 


~Guest Contributor, Alyssa Foulkes

Alyssa is a local dog trainer based in Guelph, Ontario. 

 

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Ingredient #1 - Chicken Meal

CHICKEN MEAL: A High-Quality Protein for Your Dog 

 

  • 100% Chicken
  • Trustworthy and consistent source of protein
  • Not a by-product

Dogs need high-quality proteins to provide them with energy to run and play.

 

Chicken meal is an extremely rich protein. It is made of muscle meat.

 

Unlike chicken byproduct, chicken meal is made of 100% chicken meat. It is a trustworthy and consistent source of protein.

 

Chicken is also a source of methionine, cysteine, and taurine (amino acids important to your dog’s heart health.)

 

Did you know that dogs can convert the amino acids methionine and cysteine into taurine in their body?

 

It’s very important that your dog gets enough taurine in its diet because low levels of taurine in the blood can lead to heart issues like dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM.) 

 

 

Cases of DCM related to low levels of taurine in the blood have been reported in many different breeds, including Scottish Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Dalmatians, Boxers, Newfoundlands, Portuguese Water Dogs, English Setters, and Alaskan Malamutes. Providing these dogs with taurine improved their cardiac function.

 

Question: Which breeds are genetically predisposed to DCM?

 

Answer: Breeds with the highest prevalence of DCM include Dobermans, Boxers, Great Danes, Newfoundlands, Irish Wolfhounds, English Cocker Spaniels, and Portuguese Water Dogs.

 

By carefully selecting high-quality food for your best friend, you will reduce the risk of your dog developing DCM.

 

Question: What about flavour?

 

Answer: Our Chicken and Brown Rice blend tips the scale on flavour. Just ask Moose!

 

Moose is a Doberman Pinscher, who was an extremely picky eater. He turned his nose up at every kibble until he found Norman’s Naturals. Three years later, it’s still the only food he’ll eat! He needs energy for the long hikes he loves to take with his owner.

 

What’s your dog’s favourite activity? Leave a comment below!

 


~Guest Contributor, Alyssa Foulkes

Alyssa is a local dog trainer based in Guelph, Ontario. 

 

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