Blog - Hi-Pro Community

  • Doyle Hightower receives his 50th Anniversary accolades.

    June 25, 2018

    Earlier this month, long-time Comanche, TX resident Doyle Hightower celebrated a momentous anniversary alongside family and co-workers. Doyle Hightower has been an employee of Hi-Pro Feeds for fifty years this month, the entire life …

  • Hi-Pro Employees dot the landscape of a public park, enjoying food and chatting.

    June 14, 2018

    On Sunday June 3, Hi-Pro Feeds employees were treated with a picturesque 80-degree day in the Texas Panhandle for the annual company picnic. A cool breeze kept everyone comfortable at Thompson Park in Amarillo, TX as employees and …

  • Teghan Brooks and her winning dam at the San Antonio show

    May 24, 2018

    At just 15 years of age, Teghan Brooks of Wolfforth, TX won Grand Champion Wether Dam at the 2018 San Antonio Livestock Show. A 6-year veteran of the show ring, Brooks enjoys the challenges and life lessons provided by raising champion …

  • Friona Mill at sunset

    April 19, 2018

    Last month, the Hi-Pro blog introduced our Ag Careers blog with a spotlight on our nutritionists in the hope of showcasing hard working individuals of our industry, and also providing information for anyone who may be interested in …

  • Large tractor rigs parked inside the convention center.

    February 15, 2018

    Earlier this month, Hi-Pro employees attended the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention where they networked with industry colleagues, and attended learning sessions at the Cattlemen’s College. The Cattle Industry Convention and Trade …

  • A feeder pours feed into a feedlot trough.

    January 29, 2018

    This month, the Hi-Pro blog introduces a new series of blog posts: Ag Careers. By interviewing various members of different professions in agriculture, we hope to not only showcase the hard working individuals of our industry, but …

  • A large group of people stand in the cross-ventilated barn and hear a talk.

    October 26, 2017

    On October 18, over 700 people gathered at Wildcat Dairy for the 8th consecutive Southwest Dairy Days. A large tent was erected near the new barn where fifty-seven exhibitors set up tables for demonstrations and hand out …

  • Snack Pak for Kids ad showing that for every beef stick purchased another one will be given to a kid in need.

    October 10, 2017

    For the past several years, Hi-Pro Feeds has partnered with Snack Pak for Kids to help feed hungry children in the Texas Panhandle. SP4K is a weekend backpack program that began in September 2010. Dyron Howell and his wife, Kelly, …

  • Dr. Matt McMillan judges a horse and rider as they go through a reigning pattern

    July 6, 2017

    Successful 4-H horse shows require parents, children, and professional volunteers to come together and create an experience for the kids who participate. But there is usually only one entering the arena wearing a jacket and tie, the …

  • Santellana stands in a Hi-Pro warehouse surrounded by pallets of Hi-Pro Feed wearing a hard hat.

    May 8, 2017

    A couple years ago tragedy struck the Santellana family when they lost a grandson. After experiencing sincere benevolence from the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Houston, TX, Joe Santellana, Production Manager in Friona, TX …

  • Kent Mills stands with a customer and consults a laptop sitting on the hood of his Hi-Pro truck.

    May 4, 2017

    The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) went into effect in January of this year. After four months of implementing the new practices involved in these restrictions on medicated feeds, what do producers and dealers have to say about the …

  • A wooden sign that says "Hi-Pro Feeds A winning tradition since 1968"

    February 9, 2017

    Extraordinary young men and women are up early, and out in the barns patiently feeding, exercising, and grooming their show animals. Year after year, cattle raised on the Hi-Pro Feeds Beef Show Ration have excelled in livestock …

  • Collin Welper stands in the winner's circle with friends and family.

    January 26, 2017

    Collin Welper, 15 years old from Shallowater, TX, is quite accomplished for a youth his age. In 2015, Collin won best in his class at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. The following year, he won best in Middle Class Hereford at …

  • A girl in a plaid shirt leans down to kiss her show calf on the nose.

    January 5, 2017

    Raising a beef animal for the show ring is a long, time-consuming project involving many hours of feeding, grooming, exercising, and halter training. Every aspect of the project is vital to having success in the ring. “It’s …

  • Hi-Pro employees and BIGS kids volunteers pack up Christmas boxes.

    December 15, 2016

    In November, Hi-Pro Feeds employees located in Friona, Texas partnered with their local community to pack and send 80 gift bags for a battery of the United States armed forces serving in Kuwait. Hi-Pro employees and residents of …

  • Texas Brigades instructor and cadets gather around a plant to identify it.

    August 15, 2016

    While most summer camps may feature the sounds of kids playing sports, or swimming; the signature sound of the Texas Brigades is marching feet, and ringing cadences.

    Why marching? “It’s not a military thing,” assures Kent Mills, …

  • The Veterinary Feed Directive logo with caption "The US Veterinary Feed Directive - What do you need to know?"

    April 25, 2016

    On June 3, 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration issued its final rule amending the veterinary feed directive drugs section of the Animal Drug Availability Act of 1996.  The aim of the amendment is to ensure the …