Our parent company, Cargill, is a leader in the industry with over 150 years of experience leading through the volatility of the world and we are here to bring that experience to you. This is an unprecedented time impacting every individual, business, and community. As we provide essential ingredients, animal feed and pet food, we are taking this responsibility very seriously and strive to keep our operations running. It is at times like these when communication is invaluable to help bring about a sense of community.
As the makers of Cargill, Nutrena,® ProElite,® Legends,® Progressive Nutrition,® Sportsman’s Choice,® SunGlo,® and many other feed brands, we know these uncertainties don’t only affect us, but extend to our animals as well. As the situation with the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we want to reassure you that Cargill is doing everything reasonably possible to minimize business disruptions and ensure safety of our employees, customers, and the communities where we work and live.
We understand that you may have concerns about feed supply and keeping your animals well-fed. We are working with our retail customers to keep their shelves stocked as expediently as possible. In the meantime, here are some tips to help you:
Take care of yourself and your animals:
Please continue to follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), including practicing personal hygiene and social distancing. Not much is known about the transmission of COVID-19 between animals and humans, but as a matter of everyday health, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with animals to help avoid transmission of more common illness-causing agents, such as E. coli and Salmonella. If you do get sick with COVID-19 (either suspected or confirmed, the CDC recommends restricting contact with your animals, just like you would people. When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. For more information, visit the CDC’s website: What To Do if You are Sick.
The CDC recommends having two weeks of essential supplies on hand, and that includes feed for your beloved animals. Many of our amazing retailers have already implemented measures to keep their stores safe and clean. Several are also getting creative and offering alternative ways to pick up or get your feed delivered. Please continue to support their businesses during this difficult time and reach out to discuss what they have available to keep your animals’ feed supply full. You can search for retailers by product on our new dealer locator here. Please contact the retailer to ensure they have inventory of your favorite product before heading to the store.
We are In this Together
As always, please feel free to contact us if you need help with your feeding decisions. Our main priority is the health and safety of our employees, retail customers, and consumers like you who are dedicated to their animals.
Please stay safe and healthy!
Cargill Animal Nutrition North America