This year is a very special year for us here at our mill in Eglish, County Tyrone as we are celebrating 20 years of Bluegrass Horse Feeds.
We are proud to have reached this milestone and we are delighted to share it with you.
The Inside Scoop is a new magazine, published by Bluegrass Horse Feeds, as part of our 20th anniversary celebrations.
We launched the magazine at Balmoral Show and we have had fantastic feedback from everyone.
For those of you who haven't had a copy we will be sharing our stories and interviews with you here on our new website - a new platform which we launched in April also as part of our milestone celebrations.
We want to take you on a journey from when we first started producing horse feed in our mill in 1998 right up to today. It has been an amazing journey for us all and our growth and development plans for the future are extremely exciting.
Over the last 20 years, Bluegrass has always been dedicated to producing nutritionally sound, innovative formulas while ensuring our valued customers get a personal customer service from our team.
This has seen Bluegrass join the world's leading research centre in equine nutrition, Kentucky Equine Research (KER). Bluegrass Horse Feeds is Ireland's exclusive KER Team Member which means we are part of an international network of horse feed manufacturers devoted to the advancement of equine nutrition.
Based in the heartland of the American thoroughbred industry in Kentucky, KER conducts extensive research in equine nutrition and exercise physiology. Each research trial is designed to improve the health, performance and well-being of all horses. As such, all Bluegrass feeds, formulas and product development programmes are underpinned and complemented by the world-renowned research and expertise of KER.
Kenneth Irwin is the Managing Director of Bluegrass Horse Feeds and Irwin's Feeds. The Irwin family have been involved in milling since 1847. In those times Irwin's processed oats for people to eat following the potato famine. After World War Two the millers switched their attention to local grain to manufacture feed for animals. But it was in the 1990s when Kenneth identified a need for scientifically formulated horse feed which would empower owners, riders and trainers to achieve optimum performance regardless of the equine discipline. And so Bluegrass Horse Feeds was formed and we haven't looked back since.
Our Bluegrass range consists of over 25 specialist feeds, ranging from the non-heating Horse & Pony Mix / Pellet, to the higher energy performance mixes and racing rations.
We hope you enjoy the up and coming articles from The Inside Scoop. We have interviewed our sponsored riders, you'll get an insight into our work within the racing scene and you'll get to know our people who are dealing directly with merchants and customers.
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