CANIDAE Farms

Taking The First Steps Toward Growing Our Own Ingredients And Cultivating New Ideas

We’ve always relied on our trusted network of suppliers and farmers to provide the ingredients that go into our pet foods— and we still do. We’re kind of obsessed with using fresh ingredients as much as possible. And we definitely choose to use wholesome, quality ingredients all the time. The same ones we want for our own pets. Our obsession inspired us to take it a step further and get directly involved with growing our own fresh ingredients. That’s led us to establish CANIDAE® Farms in Kansas.

 

Meet
Clint

We Were Inspired To Take Our Obsession For Fresh, Wholesome Ingredients A Step Further And Start Growing Our Own.

We knew we needed a farmer that shared our vision and values to operate the farm. We found that in our friend Clint Brauer, who runs his own family farm in Kansas.

We knew we needed a farmer that shared our vision and values to operate the farm. We found that in our friend Clint Brauer, who runs his own family farm in Kansas. While growing our own ingredients is important to us, so is using sustainable practices. No-till farming, maintaining sheep on site to provide natural fertilizer, forward-thinking technology to control weeds and pests, and time-tested methods to build soil quality—are just part of our shared vision with Clint. We want to partner with nature rather than work against it.

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One Million
Pounds

This Year We Will Harvest 1 Million Pounds—That’s 500 Tons!

In 2016, CANIDAE® Farms harvested 159,000 pounds of crops like milo, yellow field peas, greenhouse and field tomatoes, sage, and rosemary. In 2017, we estimate we’ll harvest one million pounds.

In 2016, CANIDAE® Farms harvested 159,000 pounds of crops like milo, yellow field peas, greenhouse and field tomatoes, sage, and rosemary. In 2017, we estimate we’ll harvest one million pounds. We’re trying new crops like zucchini, pumpkin, butternut squash, basil, parsley, and lentils. All of the ingredients ship to our Ethos Pet Nutrition cooking facility in Brownwood, Texas. Our ingredients obsession continues.

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Our Other
Suppliers

We Use Fresh Meats & Fish Too
From Our Trusted Network Of Suppliers

CANIDAE® is also proud to work with other small, independent companies like our own.

CANIDAE® is also proud to work with other small, independent companies like our own. They supply us with fresh bison like those found on the grasslands of Wyoming, fresh lamb from places like Colorado, fresh salmon and trout from the Pacific Northwest, and fresh produce from all across the Heartland. We also source ingredients such as duck meal from France, or lamb meal from New Zealand. We have a deep appreciation for all these farmers, ranchers, and fishermen.

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Our Cooking
Facility

We Ship What We Grow To Our Ethos Pet Nutrition Facility in Brownwood, Texas.

When we decided to open our Ethos Pet Nutrition facility in 2012, plenty of people told us it couldn’t be done by a company our size. Good thing we didn’t listen.

When we decided to open our Ethos Pet Nutrition facility in 2012, plenty of people told us it couldn’t be done by a company our size. Good thing we didn’t listen. Growth and change are hard work, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. That’s the same philosophy we are using to develop new and better ways to grow our own ingredients. All of the ingredients we grow are shipped directly to our Brownwood, Texas cooking facility. While that may sound impressive on paper, we’re still a long way from growing everything ourselves.

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Growing
Forward

Growing Our Own Ingredients Is Just One Part Of Our Effort To Keep Doing Better.

Ultimately, our goal is to grow as much of our own ingredients as possible to make our pet foods. We will also continue to rely on our trusted network of farmers and suppliers for the high quality ingredients that make our foods a brand our customers know and trust for their pets.

 

We’ve Planted The Seeds To Grow Our Future. We’ve Also Planted The Seeds Of Change.

We’re currently working on a plan to start growing even more of our own ingredients.

We’re currently working on a plan to start growing even more of our own ingredients. Working with Clint, our CANIDAE® Farms operator, has proven to be a great match for us. His innovative spirit and forward thinking fits exactly with what CANIDAE® has been doing since the beginning. Finding new ways to do things that have always been done a certain way is how great things are achieved. We remain committed to the relationships we have formed over the years that have helped our company become what it is today. We’re committed to growing as many of our own ingredients as possible.

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