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Hoffmans Feed – The New Kid in Town

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There was a time during my consulting career, that I had decided to keep “feed” at an arms length.  Having been on the front line since graduation, and struggling to find satisfaction in trying to prove one brand over another, I changed my focus to an area where I felt I was truly free to help clients.  Feed was in my periphery, but I was happy to remove it as a sole priority.

For owners, it is overwhelming at times to consider all of the feeding options available across the province.  However, when one break them down, the feeds that are available are actually pretty similar.  Using the same handful of ingredients (soy, corn, midds, hulls, alfalfa), in different proportions, and with different vitamin mineral premixes, the feed companies have carved out “lines” based on nutritional needs for different ages and activity levels.

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From company to company it’s much the same.  I’m sure many are not strangers to the comparison charts that come out, comparing each company’s senior, development, performance etc. products.  All slightly varying, but ingredient wise, much the same.  Have you ever heard a company consultant compare a feed in their line to a feed that you are already feeding  – but with one more bell or whistle – as a selling point?  I”m sure most have.

Making it even harder to choose, each line has strategic testimonials and endorsements to tantalize the taste buds, as a means of being “different”.

So when a colleague came to me in August, asking if I would stock the Hoffmans line, my first reaction wasn’t overly enthousiastic.  After a chat, I decided to stock a few bags of the ones she was sure would move, with no expectations.

At first, I didn’t pay it much attention.  Then I started to hear bits and pieces about the line.   How it was different, why it was different – and then I realized it really was different.  Much different.  I was getting calls from owners who had to have the feed, who had seen it work and who loved the ingredient list (which is available at www.hoffmanshorseproducts).

So why is it different?

As you look through the feed line, you’ll notice that you really can’t compare it to any feeds currently on the Ontario market.  With innovative ingredients not easily available to Ontario manufacturers, horses systems are responding differently to the nutritional density, digestibility and composition.  Rice bran, malt sprouts, canola, peas, and steel cut flax to name a few.

Many of the formulations are grain free, with added amino acids, yeast, micro AND macro nutrients not typically found in feeds on the market.  Because of the ingredient spectrum, Hoffmans has built a line that has lower NSC and higher digestibility than many of the typical Ontario ingredients allow for in other lines.

Keeping it simple, they have 11 feeds within the line.  Developer for young horses, Maintenance for easy keepers, Elite and Texturized for performance, Senior for the elderly, an IR option, a weight builder for those in high levels of exercise, some treats and Hay Saver chunks, and the infamous Hoffmans mineral.

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The trademark Hoffmans mineral, familiar to owners, trainers, breeders and competitors across Canada is one of utmost quality at a great price.  The quality of work that has gone into creating a line of feed to add to the Hoffmans brand is no different.

I am proud to have the opportunity to add the Hoffmans line to my inventory, and I am thoroughly enjoying working with the Hoffmans team to service Southwestern Ontario.

If you have any questions, or- inquiries about distribution areas, please do not hesitate to contact The Figure Seven |  1-855-699-0303  |   jen@thefigureseven.ca  |  www.thefigurseven.ca

 

 

You Love Omega Alpha? So do we! Super Sale time!

We are featuring the Omega Alpha products from now until the end of May.  With an amazing selection to suit all needs and cure all that ails, there is something for everyone.

Plus, add the item Ship10 to your cart for Ten Dollar ($10)flat shipping on any orders of $100 or more. (choose “pick up” at the check out to avoid Canada Post charges)

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Antiflam –  Reduces pain resulting from inflammation.

Regular $152.95/4L Jug  SALE PRICE $146.96

Chill – Calm down horses that stress, or are hot under saddle for an easier ride.

For a free consultation on what supplements are right for you, contact us at jen@thefigureseven.ca or 519-831-0989

Regular $126.95/4L Jug  SALE PRICE $122.95

Gastra FX – Help maintain a healthy digestive tract and control digestive changes in pH.

Regular $126.95/4L Jug  SALE PRICE $122.95

Biotic 8 – fill the digestive system with the building blocks required to maintain a healthy digestive flora

Regular $85.95/1kg Jug SALE PRICE $72.95

Equicel Lyte  – the best Electrolyte and BCAA replacement product on the market!  Decrease recovery time and increase productivity.

Regular $3.45/day  SALE PRICE $2.20/day

 

Show your Support for the New Standardbred Sport – Racing Under Saddle

Support RUS with The Figure Seven – 50% of all orders placed will go directly to RUS.

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A feisty team of motivated women are taking the standardbred racing scene by storm.  Doing so much more than looking good on back of a standardbred, this new line of jockeys aren’t sitting back and waiting for things to happen, they are making them happen.  In an industry that looked bleak after having their financial carpet pulled out from under them, RUS offers a shimmer of excitement – something new and fantastically entertaining.

Without full funding from the industry commissions, they have the added challenge of funding their passion and bring it to a level and class of it’s own.

This is why we have chosen to show our support by donating 50% of all sales between now and midnight March 30th to the cause.  Operating funds are key!

Log on to www.thefigureseven.ca and place your orders now.

Show your support and help bring back the entertainment behind racing.

To learn more about RUS and how you can become involved or help the cause, visit www.rusontario.com

 

 

Happy New Year from The Figure Seven

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As we reflect upon 2013 it’s hard to believe the year is already over, and that in a few short hours we will be ringing in 2014.

This year has seen so many opportunities that we are having a hard time keeping up, and deciding what directions we want to head in 2014.  With the help of so many fantastic people we are so blessed to have the support and guidance to take The Figure Seven to new heights.

We would like to thank our amazing customers – we have met and helped many new ones over the last 12 months, and it has been so much fun!

We would also like to thank our fantastic suppliers for constantly bringing us amazing products that work and keep our customers happy.

The Figure Seven would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year – 2014 – The year of the horse!

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Cash in with The Figure Seven in 2014

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Happy New Years Everyone!