Alberta-based Country Junction Feeds has acquired the long-standing vitamin/mineral premix plant of Cowlick Minerals Ltd., according to an announcement.
Cowlick Minerals Ltd., based in Innisfail, Alb., has served local producers and agribusiness for almost a half century as one of western Canada’s suppliers of quality feed and premix. It was incorporated as Innisfail Producers Ltd. in 1970. Jim and Susan Gole bought the family business in 1999 and changed the name in 2000 to Cowlick Minerals Ltd., the announcement said.
Jim Gole will stay on in a senior sales and nutrition role as the company integrates with Country Junction Feeds, headquartered in Wetaskiwin, Alb. Country Junction Feeds itself is a long-established, Alberta-based feed businesses with roots reaching back more than 100 years. The Country Junction Feeds purchase of Cowlick Minerals will take effect Sept. 1, 2019.
“We are very pleased to announce the Country Junction Feeds purchase of Cowlick Minerals,” said Darrell Kimmel, Country Junction Feeds manager. “This move brings together two of the most long-standing Alberta feed businesses. It adds to our capacity and options for beef producers. It ensures continued strong support for Cowlick Minerals customers.”
“We have been truly honored to work with local producers over the past 20 years and now the journey for Cowlick Minerals continues under the new ownership,” Jim Gole said. “Susan and I sincerely thank all of our customers past and present for the support over the years. I personally look forward to continuing as part of the team. Our customers can expect the same quality and service provided by Cowlick Minerals to continue.”
Cowlick Minerals primarily serves cow/calf operators, featuring a full line of Canadian Food Inspection Agency-registered products including loose minerals, pressed blocks and molasses-based tub supplements. It is also registered to use medicated ingredients.