Location: Richland, Mo.
Owners: W.T. and Tori Carnes, with son Adam Carnes
History: The Carnes family started Dairy Lane Feeds after disbanding their dairy herd in 2015.
“We were selling mineral and quit milking, but we had the commodity barn,” W.T. said. “We had people ask if we would mix them some feed, and it has gone from there. Now we are custom blending mineral and mixing feed.”
Dairy Lane Feeds added bulk feed and delivery to their business in 2018.
Products: Bulk and bagged feed and mineral supplements are the main products for Dairy Lane Feeds.
“We have some of our own rations that we work with some nutritionists to develop,” W.T. said. “We will custom mix what people want, and then our own. On our bagged feeds, it is mostly our feeds. We also have our own custom-blended minerals and our VitaFerm and Ralco lines.”
W.T. said they offer feed and mineral for cattle, sheep, goats, hogs and horses.
“Our 12 percent commodity feed for calves is pretty popular right now because of the cost,” he said. “We also mix our own poultry lines; a layer, chick starter and a pullet grower. They are pretty popular this time of year, with people starting their own chicks. If someone wants something, we will put it together for them.”
Preferred Livestock tubs are also available.
In addition to feed and minerals, Dairy Lane Feeds offers animal health products, livestock vaccines and dewormers, ear tags, powdered colostrum, baling twine, plants, show feeds, pet foods, and many other items.
“That’s an area that just keeps growing,” W.T. said. “Each year, we try to expand into something a little different, something more for customers. Right now, we are about to burst at the seams. We try to carry things you need on the farm, things I would use myself.”