Natural Farm Feed: The Fischer Family Story
Here at Natural Farm Feed, all of our products are made from the best materials available because quality feed for our animals is as important to us as quality food for our families. For that reason, we developed our own recipes based on solid research in animal nutrition.
In 2009, the Fischers purchased the startup location for Natural Farm Feed.
After extensive research into best practices and the current scientific knowledge surrounding animal nutrition, Bob and Richard (father/son) started research and development of their own feed line because what they found on the market simply didn’t make the grade. They were shocked to discover that it contained the same wheat byproducts as the cat litter used by Richard's grandmother.
In 2011, Natural Farm Feed was born featuring a feed line with no byproducts of any kind.
The theory and motivation behind our feed is that we need to feed our animals like we feed ourselves: Non-GMO whole grains, legumes, and seeds from local farmers. Appropriate vitamins and minerals are added for each variety of animal to ensure complete nutrition and consistent, healthy growth and development. Early customers were delighted to see egg production go up, meat birds growing stronger and more quickly, and pigs reaching market weight as much as a full month earlier than previous litters. These comments have continued to this day.
Through the years, Natural Farm Feed has expanded the feed line to include chickens, pigs, goats and sheep as well as a line of support products including Non-GMO camelina and canola oils, alfalfa and timothy pellets, whole grains for fodder or scratch, kelp, and much more. To see a more comprehensive list, go to our All Products page.
Bob Fischer grew up spending his summers on a farm in North Dakota; taking care of the animals was among his daily farm chores. Always an entrepreneur, he ran construction teams for decades, but there were always farm animals around when the family lived in the country because he wanted his own children to develop a connection to farm life even if it was on a smaller scale than he grew up with. Bob retired from sales in early 2020 to focus on his health and spending some quality time with his grandchildren.
Caitlin Fischer (pictured below with Richard) took over sales after Bob retired, shortly after giving birth to Richard & Caitlin's youngest daughter, Genevieve.