We choose excellence and deliver great service.
We support positive, professional relationships.
We build teams through respect, trustworthiness, and integrity.
We are committed to innovation and continued growth and education.

What We Do

We deliver our nutrition technologies and our new health and technology products seamlessly side by side.

Furst Animal Health

As we look forward, we create value for our clients with innovative animal health and technology products. We use teamwork to solve problems and research to prove solutions.

McNess Nutrition

For over 100 years, Furst-McNess has delivered customized commercial feed, feed ingredients, and consulting to our clients. We remain committed to high-quality, performance-based feed technologies with the best ingredients.

Our History

1908

Frank E. Furst and Frederick W. McNess came of age as entrepreneurs in the small industrial town of Freeport, IL.

1929

The year the stock market crashed, we expanded our Freeport facility by nearly 60,000 square feet to keep pace with demand.

1940s

We developed a simplified and efficient process of tablet production to manufacture vanilla tablets for the U.S. Army under war contracts, which later evolved into an export business in Asia.

1958

Fred McNess and Harold Marsh modernized mineral products into vitamin and mineral premixes as the company’s manufacturing base expanded from only consumer goods to include livestock feed.

1980s

We unveiled one of the first computerized ration-balancing programs in the industry.

1992

We acquired the Canada-based Miracle Feeds, a commodities and brewers grain company, and the Furst-McNess Company became a North-American based, multinational company.

2013

We invested in a state-of-the-art swine research facility, solidifying our commitment to research-driven products proven on farm.

2017

We acquired Big Gain Wisconsin LLC, joining two already-strong livestock feed and nutrition companies to better serve the needs of the livestock producers in Wisconsin and other Midwestern states.

2019

We launched our Furst Animal Health branding to distinguish our innovative health and technology products.

Today

Now, the Furst-McNess Company celebrates over 100 years of business success by delivering quality livestock feeding solutions to customers around the world.

1908
Frank E. Furst and Frederick W. McNess came of age as entrepreneurs in the small industrial town of Freeport, IL..
1929
The year the stock market crashed, we expanded our Freeport facility by nearly 60,000 square feet to keep pace with demand.
1940's
We developed a simplified and efficient process of tablet production to manufacture vanilla tablets for the U.S. Army under war contracts, which later evolved into an export business in Asia.
1958
Fred McNess and Harold Marsh modernized mineral products into vitamin and mineral premixes as the company’s manufacturing base expanded from only consumer goods to include livestock feed.
1980's
We unveiled one of the first computerized ration-balancing programs in the industry.
1992
We acquired the Canada-based Miracle Feeds, a commodities and brewers grain company, and the Furst-McNess Company became a North-American based, multinational company.
2013
We invested in a state-of-the-art swine research facility, solidifying our commitment to research-driven products proven on farm.
2017
We acquired Big Gain Wisconsin LLC, joining two already-strong livestock feed and nutrition companies to better serve the needs of the livestock producers in Wisconsin and other Midwestern states.
2019
We launched our Furst Animal Health branding to distinguish our innovative health and technology products.
Today
Now, the Furst-McNess Company is a multinational family business in its fourth generation, celebrating over 100 years of business success.

To see some more fun and historical information about the Furst-McNess Company, visit: fwmcness.com.

Our Culture

At Furst-McNess, we strive to:

Locations

Furst-McNess covers the United States east of the Rocky Mountains and from coast to coast in Canada. We understand that the needs of producers in each area are different. Having a local presence is critical to any successful relationship, and to understand and serve our clients’ needs. That’s why we have offices and field representatives that cover the areas in which we serve.

Furst-McNess Company
120 East Clark Street
Freeport, IL 61032 Map
U.S. Headquarters
Furst-McNess Company of Canada
101-4023 Meadowbrook Drive
London, ON N6L 1E6 Map
Canadian Headquarters
Furst-McNess Company
101 North Harris Street
Cordele, GA 31015 Map
Sales Office, Manufacturing, Distribution
Furst-McNess Company
5435 NW 100th Street Suite 401
Johnston, IA 50131 Map
Sales Office
K & R Feeds
590 Riverside Drive
Dorchester, IA 52140 Map
Sales Office, Manufacturing, Distribution
Furst-McNess Company
261 Hamilton Road
Montezuma, GA 31063 Map
Manufacturing, Distribution
Furst-McNess Company
209 Bridge Street
Eleroy, IL 61027 Map
Manufacturing, Distribution
Furst-McNess Company
2000 Expansion Boulevard
Storm Lake, IA 50588 Map
Manufacturing
Furst-McNess Company
780 Rundell Road
Gering, NE 69341 Map
Manufacturing
Furst-McNess Company
8401 Outer Road
Mountain Grove, MO 65711 Map
Sales Office
Furst-McNess Company
513 SW Deputy J Davis Lane
Lake City, FL 32024 Map
Sales Office
Furst-McNess Company
W9077 Schutz Road
Lodi, WI 53555 Map
Sales Office, Manufacturing, Distribution
Furst-McNess Company
38 White Street
Benton, WI 53803 Map
Sales Office
Furst-McNess Company
154 Main Street
Seneca, WI 54654 Map
Sales Office