O&T Farms: Working for the Health of it
At O&T Farms we believe everything and everyone are connected, which is why we work tirelessly to produce healthy feed that supports healthy animals and the production of healthy food. We are obsessively passionate about the food production chain, and our mission is to be the preferred provider of nutritious animal feed ingredients for the production of healthier food. Our primary focus is on natural, plant-based Omega-3 fatty acids that are sustainable and will help livestock and consumers, alike.
For more than 50 years, our company has been providing all-natural, land-based feed solutions to livestock producers, feed suppliers, and vertically-integrated livestock processors around the world. With our roots originating in livestock production, we understand the importance of quality, consistent feed ingredients that support all levels of the supply chain. Additionally, our prairie homestead gives us the unique advantage of access to the highest quality agricultural crops and oilseeds, ensuring sustainable production.
In recognition of our legacy, O&T Farms was inducted into the Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame at the 2019 Abex Awards. We are so proud to have our team recognized for our contributions to Saskatchewan over the last half-century and are excited to continue our global efforts into the future.
We believe a company is only as good as its values and we got our values from fearless founders:
People First: Healthy Food for Healthy People
O&T Farms has never lost sight of our vision to make healthy feed for healthy animals and healthy food. It’s a vision that began with our founder, Ted Wiens, who started an egg layer farm with his brother, Oscar in 1967 to supply the Western Canadian marketplace. They were feeding their own proprietary mix of flax and other field crop ingredients from day one because they understood the role these all-natural, plant-based ingredients played in balanced chicken nutrition and flock health. They were pioneers in the production of high quality, Omega-3 enhanced eggs and understood the benefit of these functional foods to human health.
Leadership: A Diverse Agribusiness
By the early 1980s, O&T Farms was the second largest egg producer in Canada, and had developed into a diverse agribusiness. We now had expertise in layer, broiler and pullet production, agricultural equipment sales, egg grading and marketing, animal feed and animal feed supplement manufacturing. At the invitation of the Canadian Government, we had also participated in a number of international, agri-value management projects.
Commitment: Focused on Land-based Nutrition
Our passion and special expertise, however, has always been in enriching animal feed with healthful, all-natural, land-based ingredients, so in the 1990s we began to concentrate our research and development efforts in this area. Today, our processing facility at Regina, Saskatchewan produces animal feed supplements that offer exceptional benefits to animal nutrition and health and value to the human functional food industries.
Innovation: Our Patented Dry Extrusion Process
We have become global leaders in the area of Omega-3 enhanced, and land-based animal nutrition thanks to our proprietary, dry extrusion manufacturing process, which makes our products extremely palatable and highly digestible for animals, and functionally easy to use on the farm or feedlot.
Lifelong Learning: Backed by Independent and Reliable Science
We have participated in extensive, independent, scientific studies with world-renowned researchers at institutions such as University of California, Davis, Penn State University, University of Saskatchewan and University of Guelph. This research is proving the nutritional and health benefits of our products, so we can provide our customers with solid, scientific data to back up the health claims they are able to make when they feed their cattle, hogs, laying hens and broilers with our products. We are committed to ongoing research to demonstrate and continuously improve the quality and health value of our products.