Masterfeeds acquires Feedmatch, an Ontario livestock nutrition company
February 15, 2016
[LONDON, ON] –Effective today, Masterfeeds, an Alltech company, has acquired 100% of the shares of Keymatch Corporation (operating as Feedmatch, one of Ontario’s leading premix companies). Based in New Hamburg, Ontario, Feedmatch has been owned and operated by David and Beatriz Gosling for the past 34 years.
“We are thrilled to welcome Feedmatch employees into the Masterfeeds family,” stated Rob Flack, president and CEO of Masterfeeds. “Feedmatch has earned on-farm success with proven technology and product performance that will complement our ability to effectively supply the beef and dairy livestock sectors in Southwestern Ontario. We are proud to be joining forces with the Gosling family and their dedicated team of employees as we build a stronger company to better serve animal agriculture in Canada.”
Feedmatch animal premix production will now take place at the Masterfeeds premix plant (Daco Animal Nutrition) in Stratford, Ontario. Customers will continue to be supplied with existing formulations under the Feedmatch brand, serviced by their current Feedmatch representatives.
All Feedmatch sales, nutrition and support personnel will be joining Masterfeeds and will continue to be led by Dave Gosling, founder of Feedmatch, based at the Stratford plant.
“Becoming part of the Masterfeeds/Daco organization will allow Feedmatch to keep its identity and improve services to our customers, while taking advantage of modern production facilities and access to a wider range of technical and scientific support,” said Gosling.
“Feedmatch and Daco will make a great team as we explore new technologies with Alltech and deliver exciting, value-added on-farm feeding solutions,” said Art Alblas, general manager, Daco Animal Nutrition.
Above: L to R, Rob Flack, Art Alblas, David and Beatriz Gosling and Rob Poultney
Masterfeeds is a proud Canadian company that grew with the nation throughout the 20th century and has continued to prosper in the 21st, tripling in size over the last 25 years. The lives and achievements of those who built Masterfeeds personify the pioneering ambition and spirit of Canada.
Masterfeeds is a leading feed manufacturer with an 87-year history of research, innovation and service to animal agriculture in Canada. Headquartered in London, Ontario, Masterfeeds is an Alltech-owned company.
Masterfeeds employs more than 500 people, operating 18 feed manufacturing and premix facilities and three retail stores throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. The company markets its animal nutrition products and programs to farmers and ranchers directly and through an extensive dealer network.
For more information, visit www.masterfeeds.com
Feedmatch has been a leader in innovative services and products to help customers achieve more profitable production.
Livestock Feedmatch and Bell’s Livestock Feeds were originally divisions of Ontario Livestock Feed Supplements Ltd., incorporated in 1978 when Bell’s became a wholly owned Canadian Company. Bell’s had been supplying vitamin and mineral premixes and supplements to farmers since 1933.
Feedmatch is a private company owned by David and Beatriz Gosling. Dave Gosling, a pharmacist, came to Canada from Great Britain in 1972 and acquired the company in 1982. Feedmatch was created in 1990 and David and Beatriz instigated the policy, “Tell us exactly what you want… and consider it done.” Feedmatch has grown steadily, predominantly in the Ontario beef feeding sector, utilizing custom, on-farm premix programs. The company is based in New Hamburg, Ontario.
Founded in 1980 by Irish entrepreneur and scientist Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech improves the health and performance of people, animals and plants through nutrition and scientific innovation, particularly yeast-based technology, nutrigenomics and algae. With nearly 100 manufacturing sites globally, Alltech is the leading producer and processor of yeast and organic trace minerals, and its flagship algae production facility in Kentucky is one of only two of its kind in the world.
The company’s guiding ACE principle seeks to develop solutions that are safe for the Animal, Consumer and the Environment and is actively supported by more than 4,700 team members worldwide.
Alltech is the only privately-held company among the top five animal health companies in the world. This is a source of competitive advantage, which allows Alltech to adapt quickly to emerging customer needs and to stay focused on advanced innovation and long-term objectives. Headquartered just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Alltech has a strong presence in all regions of the world.
For further information, visit www.alltech.com/news