Learn more about today’s featured Lindner United Dealer, the Reiss family with Western Kansas Seed and Supply, Inc.
Farm/Feed Store Name:
Western Kansas Seed and Supply, Inc.
Contacts: Val & Dakota Reiss
Located on Highway 40 in Weskan, Kansas. Weskan is in extreme West-Central Kansas, just five minutes from the Colorado State Line
What Lindner United products do you carry?
We try to carry all Lindner United products, including base mixes, complete feeds, specialty products, and recently the Baseline Complete 900 series.
What do you like about the Lindner feed program?
It is our experience that our customers do not have to add a bunch of specialty products to the Lindner complete feeds to give their pigs the desired showpig look. Lindner United has many different complete feeds, so there is an option to change a hog in whatever way it needs changed. There is also a lot of showpig expertise within the company that we can rely on if we have questions on how to improve a pig. We switched pig feed brands to Lindner in January, 2013 after seeing the results our show pig customers had in Texas who fed Lindner feed.
What is your favorite Lindner product? Why?
673 is our favorite Lindner product, because it is a great complete feed that allows hogs to reach their full genetic potential without adding a lot of extra supplement products to the feed. We also like 612 as well.
Tell us a little about your dealership and or showpig operation:
Western Kansas Seed and Supply is a full-service agricultural supply company; selling seed, ag chemicals, and show feeds and is owned by the Reiss and McKinney families. Val Reiss is the manager, and has years of experience raising and showing top-quality cattle and hogs. Ronnie Comer is the ag. Chemical specialist, but he also shows and raises hogs with his children, showing the Grand at the Wallace County Fair and Tri-State Royal in 2012. Dakota Reiss is the feed specialist for Western Kansas Seed and Supply. He graduated from Kansas State in the Spring of 2013 with a degree in Animal Science. Dakota’s judging career began in 4-H, and completed with a 5th place finish at the National Western Stock Show. He then participated on the livestock judging teams at Hutchinson Community College and Kansas State University. Dakota and Val also judge many livestock shows throughout the area.
Currently Reiss Livestock has 40 sows farrowing twice a year, mainly crossbreds and spots. The spot program has had great success, winning Reserve Champion Spot Gilt at the San Antonio Livestock Show in 2012. Also, we raised the Champion Poland at the 2014 Houston Livestock Show. The crossbred program has been successful as well, having eight Grand Champion or Reserves at local county fairs in 2013. Now that Dakota has moved back home, we are getting back into the cattle business, as well as selling semen on their herd boars.
We feel the combination of a larger-volume feed store, with a strong background of raising and feeding competitive livestock, makes us unique to this area. We have a website, www.reisslivestockandfeed.com that combines the two entities. Feel free to contact us with further questions!
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