When you think of pet food, agriculture probably isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind but perhaps it should be. Without agriculture, the pet food industry wouldn’t be able to offer wholesome and nutritious diets for our companion animals.
Ties to Agriculture
Think about the major ingredients listed on a dog or cat food bag. Many of these ingredients are whole ingredients or byproducts of another food. Some pet foods use very traditional ingredients like beef, chicken, sweet potatoes and corn. Other pet foods use more novel ingredients like blueberries, pumpkin and apples. What all of these ingredients have in common is their ties to agriculture.
At MFiber our foundation and product development is centered around agriculture. We work with local farmers to grow Miscanthus under a long-term contract agreement. We start the Miscanthus production process by preparing the ground for planting, from there we work with the farmers to ensure that the crop is getting the proper nutrients it needs in order to produce the most tonnage possible, after the crop has finished growing for the season we use our top-of-the-line harvesting equipment to harvest the Miscanthus crop.
The large square Miscanthus bales are then shipped from the farm to our manufacturing facility where the bales are ground into a flour-like consistency to be used as a pet food fiber ingredient, MFiber.
Working With Local Farmers
By working directly with local farmers we are able to ensure product traceability and sustainability, while at the same time supporting rural America. MFiber offers a lot of added benefits that other pet food fibers sources, such as beet pulp and wood cellulose, can’t offer. We know exactly what field our product came from and MFiber is never a byproduct.
Many consumers are cautious when purchasing pet food for their companion animals. Purchasing MFiber, the all-natural, non-GMO fiber ingredient grown by local farmers is sure to meet consumer demands.