• Location: Jay, Okla.
• Owners: Rob and Camrine Thompson
History: Rob and Camrine Thompson have been the owners of Jay Feed and More in Jay, Okla., for less than a year.
“We bought the business in December 2020, but it has been around for more than 30 years,” Rob said, adding that the original owner’s husband had passed away and her children had grown up and moved away. “She was ready to hand it off.”
For the Thompson family, going into the feed and supply business was a new venture. Rob, who retired from the military last year, grew up around the horse racing industry, but said he and his family have quickly adjusted to their new business.
“We really love it,” Rob said. “It’s been great for me and my family and we have enjoyed the challenge. We have also enjoyed being a service to our community, just meeting people and making those relationships.”
Products: If an animal needs feed, Rob said they will have something to feed it.
“Rabbits, sheep, goats, cattle, horses, pigs, dogs, cats, alpaca and anything else, we’ve got it,” Rob said.
The majority of feed offered is bagged, but Jay Feed and More also offers three feeds in bulk, as long as customers bring their own bulk bags, or another way to transport.
“We have three, 30-ton bulk bins,” Rob explained. “Right now, one has a four-way mix, one that has cattle cubes and one that has corn. Folks can bring in their bag, which we sell too, or any kind of container so we can fill it up.”
In addition to feed, Jay Feed and More also offers bagged fertilizers, season items such as bedding and vegetable plants in the spring and summer, and in the fall they offer carving pumpkins and straw bales for decoration.
“We try to market the seasons,” Rob said.
Since purchasing the business, the Thompsons have expanded the store and strive to bring in more products for customers.
“It’s a feed store, but we are Jay Feed and More,” Rob said. “It’s not just a feed store. We carry a lot of different medications, hardware and other items. We want to provide our customers with as much as possible.”
Business Philosophy: “If you put in a good day or hard work, we understand that everything you do has to be earned, not given,” Rob said. “That’s what I believe in and that’s where we’re at.”