Purina® Equine Senior and Purina Equine Senior Active, 50 lb. bags, through December 31. Equine Senior is for older Horses, especially those that may be losing weight due to poor nutrient absorption, dental problems or no teeth at all. This feed can replace all or some of the horse forage requirement. Equine Senior Active is for senior horses that are easy to average keepers, have good dentition and have no major issues chewing or digesting hay or pasture forage.
  CALEDONIA CUSTOMERS — Join us Wednesday, December 17, for our annual Customer Appreciation Day. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m . Please stop by and let us thank you for your business.
  THANK YOU MEMBER OWNERS for participating in your cooperative's annual business meeting on December 3. Over 160 people attended including members, their families, representatives from supporting businesses, and co-op employees. The 74 member owners who attended re-elected Director Eric Nelson and elected Scott Bulman to replace Director Greg Smith who did not run for re-election. During reports from the co-op's auditor, President Steve Oian, General Manager Gordy Elliott and the division managers, those present learned the co-op had a good year. Although sales numbers were impacted by sinking grain prices, volumes were good and net margins were slightly greater than last year. Members were also told about plans for a new feed mill and agronomy facility updates. 


DIRECTOR-ELECT SCOTT BULMAN has been farming with his family his whole life and has 90 beef cows and finish out their calves. They raise crops in the Caledonia, Spring Grove and Mabel area. Scott has a working relationship with FCE's Houston, Caledonia and Spring Grove offices and also the grain sales division at Rushford and Spring Grove. Scott depends on FCE in his business and, because of that, he want to help the co-op continue to be strong and successful. Scott also serves on the board of Houston County Farm Bureau, and is a past Houston County Cattlemen board member. He and his wife, Ellen, have 3 daughters ages 10, 12 and 15.

With markets continuing to trend down, we encourage you to lock in your minimum price. Lock in what you need and protect the upside with an option. Don’t give away your corn. If you have to sell your corn, spend a little money on an option, leaving room for the upside potential. If you’re storing your corn at home, don’t let it devalue, we can lock in the futures for next summer and buy an option. You can’t lose more than you invest in the option, leaving the upside potential. Please call Greg Boldt, 507-864-7733, if you have questions. We're here to help you understand your options.
FCE has grain services for all your needs — storage, competitive drying rates and marketing programs. A new bin at Spring Grove has sped up receiving there. The new bins at Rushford South Fork continue to take pressure off our feed and grain facility in downtown Rushford. We still have some space available, so give us a call at 507-864-7733 to learn more about your contract and storage options.
In cold weather calves require more dietary energy just for maintenance of body condition. We have calf milk replacers and starters specifically formulated to meet the needs of your calves and heifers this winter. Contact FCE Calf & Heifer Specialist Krystal Regan, 563-794-0778 or, to discuss your calves’ nutritional needs.
Order now to make sure you have the seed that will work best in your fields when planting season rolls around. FCE is once again offering pre-pay discounts on seed ordered by 12/31. Call your agronomist or an agronomy location (Rushford, Houston, Spring Grove) for pricing and discounts.



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