Owner: Clint Linn
Location: Damascus, Ark.
Family: Wife Kallie, son Logan and daughter Lexie
History: Clint Linn took over Damascus Feed and Supply, LLC., from David and Leslie Shofner on Feb. 1. Clint, a life-long resident of Damascus, said he was looking for a change in careers when the business became available, and having an agriculture background, Clint said it was a good fit.
“I grew up on a farm and have always worked in the ag industry,” he said. “We also have a cow/calf operation, so it ties into that. There’s been a learning curve, of course, but it keeps getting better every month, and that’s the direction we want to take it.”
Products and services: If a customer is looking for livestock and poultry feed, Damascus Feed and Supply has it.
“We can feed just about any animal on the farm, and we have dog and cat feed,” Clint said. “I even got llama feed for a lady the other day.”
Cattle feed and chicken feed are among the biggest sellers.
Damascus Feed and Supply is a dealer for from Hirsch Feed, and carries Oakley Feed and LNC Feeds in 1,000-pound bulk bags, which customers can pick up.
The Linns are also working to expand products to offer producers. “We are slowly building,” Clint said. “As people come in looking for something and it’s something we can inventory and sell, we’re going to do that. There wasn’t much in animal health before, but we are building that. We’ve also increased our bulk feed sales a little. We’ve expanded our show feeds for cattle. We sell everything we have; we don’t keep it around if it doesn’t sell.”
Clint said their hardware line is not extensive, but items like bar and chain oil, bale wrap, baling twine, hydraulic fluid, oil and grease are in stock.
Future Plans: “We want to be the place people go to for all of their feed and hardware needs.”