Horse Sense Bale Bag

Wanna carry a bale of hay in your SUV but not get chaff all over the inside?

Check out the Horse Sense Bale bag, NEW from Syrvet!

Chosen as a Horse Journal Best Buy in the January 2010 issue!

  • Water repellent
  • Metal grommets allow hay to breathe
  • Multiple handles and shoulder strap for easy carrying
  • Heavy-duty zipper and reinforced seams for added durability
  • Holds a three-wire bale of hay!
  • Available in five colors….  Black, Navy, Hunter Green, Burgundy, Purple
  • 45″ x 23″ x 14″

The reviews are glowing!

Jokers Treats

New to Hunt &Behrens, Jokers treats is being stocked in a 5 pound resealable bag.

Joker’s Treats horse cookies were created with your horse’s health in mind following the timeless wisdom of “you are what your eat.”
Using only 100% natural human grade ingredients our cookies are slow baked in a small organic bakery in Northern California. Our slow baking process preserves nutrients, enhances flavor and aroma and creates our unique softer satisfying texture. Joker’s Treats offers a sensorial experience of smell, taste and texture that horses love. Compare Joker’s Treats with your current horse cookie and we think you’ll agree that you’ve discovered something special. Horses agree…horses LOVE these cookies!

Come give Jokers a try and give us some feedback on how they compare to your current brand.  we would love to hear.

Vetericyn for Eyes

The spring and early summer is a time of year when eye problems seem to increase in pets and livestock. Foreign objects such as seeds, awns, burrs, and chaff combined with face fly hatching can cause Conjunctivitis, infection and irritation. Vetericyn has a whole line of eye specific products. The two products that Hunt & Behrens keeps in stock are the Pink Eye Spray, and Ophthalmic ointment.

Pink eye spray Reduces:

  • Redness and Irritation
  • Discharge and drainage
  • Pain and Swelling
  • Indicated for Prevention and control of outbreak conditions
Vetericyn® Pink Eye Spray is an innovative topical
solution for irritated eyes that provides relief from burning,
stinging, itching, pollutants and other foreign materials.
Use to cleanse and soothe eyes from the effects of pink
eye. This steroid-free, antibiotic-free, no-rinse solution is
non-toxic. Vetericyn® Pink Eye Spray is manufactured
within an appropriate physiological pH range so it will
not sting when applied. This product, in solution, kills
99.999% of bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores including
E.coli, Staph (MRSA), Strep, Moraxella bovis, Pasteurella,
Actinomyces and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Tests free
for competitive animals.

Vetericyn All Animal Ophthalmic Gel 2 oz Hydrogel Drops

Use to clean and relieve eyes affected by burning, stinging, itching, pollutants, contaminants, wounds, infections and irritations.

Below is a case study addressing eye infections in dairy calves and a testimonial from a Beef Cattle producer.

Continue reading “Vetericyn for Eyes”

Red Cell® Pellets

NEW Red Cell® Pellets

The high performance results you expect in Red Cell® liquid now available in pellets

For over 35 years, Red Cell® liquid has supported the demands of equine athletes around the world. Now for the first time the trusted Red Cell® formula is available in easy-to-feed pellets.

Contains 300 mg of iron per half ounce
Includes B-complex vitamins for immune system support
Highly palatable yucca-flavored pellets may be fed alone or mixed with feed

Same Ingredients – Same Levels
Same Results – Great New Feeding Option

Puppy Vaccination Booster Series

As the Days get longer and the weather warms up, puppy litters are being born . Are you ready for your new puppy?

The first step to a healthy puppy is vaccination.

Companion Vac Solo Jec 5 is the first inoculation your puppy receives. It should be given 3 weeks before the puppy leaves the mother at 6 weeks old to 8 weeks old, then again at 9-11 weeks (at weaning). This will help your puppy stay healthy through the stressful period of weaning and separation from the mother and litter mates.
Solo-Jec® 5 Plus vaccine is a combination of immunogenic, attenuated strains of

  • Canine Distemper
  • Canine Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2)
  • Canine Parainfluenza
  • Canine Parvovirus Type 2b, propagated in cell line tissue cultures. The CAV-2 fraction cross-protects against respiratory infection caused by infectious canine hepatitis (CAV-1)

You can purchase single dose syringes of Companion Vac Solo jec 5 plus from Hunt & Behrens.

Vaccination does not stop there though. In the following three week intervals it is important to continue the vaccinations in weeks 12-14 and 15-17. Many Veterinarians Recommend Companion vac SoloJect 7 Plus as the vaccine for these inoculations.

Solo-Jec-7®Plus vaccine is a combination of immunogenic, attenuated strains of:

  • Canine Distemper
  • Canine Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2)
  • Canine Parainfluenza
  • Canine Parvovirus Type 2b, propagated in cell line tissue cultures.
  • The diluent is Canine Parvovirus Vaccine-Leptospira Canicola-Icterohaemorrhagiae Bacterin. The CAV-2 fraction cross-protects against respiratory infection caused by infectious canine hepatitis (CAV-1).

The addition of two strains of Leptospira canicola, and L. icterohaemorrhagiae is what makes this vaccine a “7”. It is also sold in single dose packaging.  This will now be your Annual Booster for your puppy.

*Suggestion*  Pick one day a year when you give annual vaccine boosters to all your companion animals.  Make is a memorable date and an annual tradition.  Some people chose a holiday and put it on the calendar as a reminder.  Then all your animals are included and no one gets left out!



First Rail Shipment in over 10 years

Hunt & Behrens gets ingredients from across the nation. Much of it comes via rail. Each railcar carries as much grain as four truck and trailers.

Freight service on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad stopped in 2001 when federal transportation regulators halted service on the storm-damaged route. The NCRA spent $68 million to repair the 62-mile track between Windsor and Napa.

In June 2011, the first two railcars with grain arrived at our feed mill site.  Since then we have received over  100 carloads of ingredients, many of which are certified Organic.

The resumption of freight service has greatly reduced our carbon footprint by reducing the number of diesel trucks on the road.  Keep that in mind when you see that big engine rolling through town.

Read More about our role in freight service in this article from the Petaluma Patch.

New Look For American Wood Fibers Shavings

You know the shavings you have been getting from us for years from American Wood Fibers.  The kiln dried pine is absorbent, and has that great scent, and adds a touch of class to your stall?

Well the packaging is getting a facelift.  In order to remind folks that wood shavings are recycled from Moulding mills planing lumber for use in construction, they have renamed their line of kiln dried pine shavings “ECO FLAKE”.  It is still collected and screened, and bagged at the lumber mill.  The bales are still compressed to 3 cu. ft, and 4 cu. ft.

What you will notice is different is that the plastic packaging is opaque while plastic.  This will prevent the discoloring of the shavings material if stored outside.  You may also notice the material is slightly finer since the modern equipment at the lumber mills have upgraded their equipment for less waste and smaller particle size.  This is occurring across all shavings manufacturers.

The material from the modern equipment doesn’t recover as well after compression.  What that means to you is that 3.0 cu ft. compressed will expand to AT LEAST 7.5 cu.ft. and that 4.0 cu ft. compressed will expand to at least 11.0 cu ft.

We have received the new packaging in the 3.0 cu ft bales .  It is still 36 bales per pallet, the 4.0 cu. ft bales come on 28 bales per pallet.  We do offer discounts for purchases of pallet quantities.

Low Starch Horse Feed Now Available! TDI Safe ‘n Sure.

People have been asking and we have teamed up with TDI Horse Feeds to bring a high fiber, low starch horse feed with the quality mineral and vitamins that even “easy keepers” need.


is a controlled starch formulation with a low NSC level, designed to help support the special needs of horses suffering from tying-up, obesity, insulin resistance, laminitis or colic. Safe ‘N Sure helps to maintain a healthy digestive tract by providing slow release Cool Energy from multiple sources including fat from vegetable oil and highly digestible fiber. Energy from fat and fiber will reduce starch and sugar levels in the diet, resulting in a lower glycemic response. Safe ‘N Sure is a highly fortified ration utilizing Zinpro 4-Plex EQ mineral program and higher levels of the antioxidants Vitamin E and Selenium.

Safe ‘N Sure Horse Feed Ingredients

Wheat Middlings, Ground Soybean Hulls, Dried Beet Pulp, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Distillers Dried Grains, Cane Molasses, Vegetable Oil, Yeast Culture, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Propionate (a mold inhibitor), Zinc Oxide, Zinc Methionine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Manganous Methionine, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Sulfate, Copper Lysine, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Biotin Supplement,Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement..

We carry the 50 pound bags at our retail store open 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday and 8:30 am-1:00 pm on Saturday.


Chicken Products at Hunt & Behrens

New Products for poultry.

Sav-A-Chick Electrolyte

Designed for keepers of small flocks, each packet of Sav-A-Chick® Electrolyte and Vitamin Supplement mixes into 1 gallon of drinking water. The single-use packets are pre-measured to ensure accurate feeding, as well as product freshness.

Formulated specifically for poultry, the balanced electrolyte formula supports hydration during hot weather or other stress, and is fortified with vitamins A, D, E, C, and seven B vitamins, all essential for proper growth and health in birds.

Use alone or with

Sav-A-Chick® Probiotic Supplement.

Designed for keepers of small flocks, each packet of Sav-A-Chick® Probiotic Supplement conveniently mixes into 1 gallon of drinking water. The single-use packets are pre-measured to ensure accurate feeding, as well as product freshness.

Formulated specifically for poultry, the balanced probiotic formula provides beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract to help the bird maintain a healthy digestive system.

Use alone or with Sav-A-Chick® Electrolyte and Vitamin Supplement.

Equerry’s Probiotic Egg Boost

For Layers or Fryers.  This Product is a blend of vitamins, electrolytes and enzyme for layer chickens.  It also contains a source of live (viable) direct fed microorganisms.

Guaranteed analysis of lactic acid producing bacteria 5x 10^9 CFU/oz of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus.

Also contains phytase to make phosphorus more available to the hen.

Directions for use: 1 oz . of Egg boost treats 5 gallons of water.  Enclosed scoop holds 1 oz.  Each 8 oz. package treats 40 gallons.

These new Products are available at Hunt & Behrens, Inc.

Market animal time is here!

Now is the time of year when 4H and FFA students are purchasing their fair animals for the upcoming show season.  Whether you have a Market Lamb, Hog, Steer, Poultry or Rabbits, we have feeds that will meet your animal’s nutritional needs.

Do you have a market animal that you feed Hunt & Behrens feed to?  Send us a photo and a few words about you and your project and we will share it here on the Eggbasket.

Don’t worry, we also have plenty of other options if you have a breeding project as well.  We look forward to helping the next generation of agriculture professionals get their start.