Maryland horsemen have been speculating as to whether or not certain lines of Triple Crown Nutrition feeds (available through Southern States) are going to become hard to purchase or more expensive as a result of a grain elevator fire on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in Ada, Minnesota. Fire crews spent most of that night battling a blaze that was reportedly visible from ten miles away and that drained the town’s water tower, requiring tankers from surrounding areas (grain dust is highly conbustible).

Triple Crown Feeds are distributed locally by Southern States. According to Triple Crowns Sales Manager Kelly Payne, the Triple Crown feeds distributed by Southern States are manufactured in Gettysburg, PA. The only product line sold by Southern States that may be affected are the forage products, as they are produced in a brand-new, multi-million dollar plant adjacent to the grain elevator. As of press time, the elevator remains are still smoldering and inspectors are unable to make a thorough assessment of the forage plant.

Click here for a local article on the fire.

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Don’t forget to pick up the January issue of The Equiery, now in tack and feed stores in and around Maryland.

Plan your trip to the Maryland Horse World Expo!  In the January Equiery, you will find a complete schedule of seminars, as well as an alphabetized directory of vendors and a directory of vendors sorted by products and services. Thinking of building a new barn? Need to revamp your riding wardrobe? Need to replace you saddle? You will find it all at the 2013 Maryland Horse World Expo!

Can’t get to a tack or a feed store? Then check out our digital Equiery!  Online all the time!