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Prentice Information

Announcement:    Starting May 1, 2020, Prentice Elevator has sold their feed business to Earlybird Nutrition.  At that time, the feed will be manufactured at Prentice Elevator's Chapin location.  There will be drop off services at the Prentice location.  Grain bank accounts can still be used through Earlybird.   

We encourage you to contact members of the Earlybird sales team directly with any questions regarding your livestock nutritional needs.  Their information is available at:   

 or call: Garrett Lampe at 309-620-1608 or Mark Wellman 217-242-9111

Visit their website for additional information.


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