NAVASOTA — Thomas Moore Feed, a premier family-owned horse, livestock and birdseed feed producer, recently forged an alliance with Kentucky Equine Research (KER), an internationally acclaimed equine nutrition and exercise physiology research and consultation company serving both horse owners and the feed industry.
The alliance will marry the feed production and customer service strengths of Thomas Moore Feed with the profile, credibility and technical expertise of KER to produce and support a premium line of equine feeds developed specifically for the horses of eastern and central Texas.
Located in the fertile Brazos River Valley, Thomas Moore Feed is well known for producing quality feeds. The company has demonstrated its commitment to Texas horsemen through recent mill renovations, enhanced quality control procedures, and the development of an innovative, locally grown forage product. Moore Safe Forage Technology™ provides a high-quality, more natural source of digestible fiber within its new Moore Natural™ line of horse feeds.
“Partnering with KER, the world leaders in equine nutrition, was the next logical step,” explains Matt Moore, president of Thomas Moore Feed, “We wanted to ensure our clients had access to the best nutrition products and services they could find anywhere in the world.”
“My passion, and our company goal, is to develop the highest quality horse feed available and be the leader in our market. We want to be associated with the best in the business, and we found that in KER. The experts at KER are helping us develop new products with their cutting-edge research; horses will reap the benefits and their owners will see the results,” Moore says.
KER has an impressive track record with more than 25 years of consultation experience with feed manufacturers on six continents. As an industry leader, it has been involved in providing nutrition products and advice at numerous Olympics and World Equestrian Games.
“We saw a promising partner in Thomas Moore Feed because of its desire to be on the cutting edge, continually elevating its standards and focusing on offering locally produced, high-quality feed and nutrition expertise in its area,” KER founder and president Joe Pagan, Ph.D., said. “This really resonates with KER’s mission to help horsemen and the feed industry produce healthier, more athletic horses. We are pleased to partner with a proactive, unique and respected regional feed manufacturer in an area with such a strong reputation for producing world-class horses.”
Horse owners will be pleased to know the same nutritional technologies that fuel Olympic horses will be available to the horses they love. Additionally, horse owners have the peace of mind knowing that the company is taking that extra step to produce healthy, safe feed for their horses, as Thomas Moore Feed’s milling facility is in the final process of enacting advanced quality-control initiatives to obtain ISO 9001 certification.
“Our name means something in these parts, and we have a passion for making the best quality feed you cannot get anywhere else,” Moore says. “This is a unique and exciting opportunity for those that own and love horses in Texas as much as I do.”