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Top Quality Hay Processors
At TQHP (Top Quality Hay Processors), our game changing technology
produces the highest nutritional quality pet and companion animal
feeds in the industry. We know this from lab results, customer
feedback, and veterinarian feedback. We’re raising funds
to commission clinical trials to support the testimonials and
lab results- the next step we need to take on the path to improving
Here’s our story
I’m Jeff Warren, founder of Top Quality Hay Processors
In 2004, I moved my family from South Florida to the Finger Lakes
Region of Upstate New York to live the quiet life. Little did
I know where, exactly, that would take me…
My daughter Amber had a horse named Luther - her faithful companion.
I wanted to build a riding facility for Luther, for show and board.
I was also hoping this would entice Amber to look at colleges
in NY instead of heading south to a climate to which she was accustomed.
As the word spread that I was looking for land to build this facility,
my phone was ringing off the hook from people that wanted to sell
me land. A common theme was developing during my search. I found
many hay farmers were going out of business, which puzzled me,
because where we had moved from hay was selling at $15-$20 per
bale. I thought, “How could anyone lose money in the hay
business?” Long story short, Amber headed south to college
and I decided to learn about the hay (forage) business. I set
out to find the best land and purchased the latest and greatest
equipment. We planted and fertilized, and wouldn’t you know
it, every time I tried to harvest, it would rain, and my hay like
everyone else’s was ruined! Now I had experienced firsthand
the trials that every hay farmer goes through - the weather was
our worst enemy at harvest time. If it rained during the 4.5 to
5 days it takes to harvest hay the traditional way, it was no
longer healthy to feed to most animals.
So, I set out on a mission to find a better way, to forever change
the forage business. I met my partners and formed TQHP in 2006.
Our goal was to improve the plight of forage farmers by developing
a method where they could consistently produce the highest quality
feeds, regardless of the weather, anywhere in the world!
We have built a patent pending drying system using proprietary
game changing technology to completely remove the weather from
the equation. We’ve bootstrapped the whole way using our
own capital, loans and grants for the R&D of the system. When
we finally turned it on, fine-tuned the system, and tested, the
results were amazing.
Lab results showed we had a feed product that contained up to
three times the protein of traditionally harvested feeds, with
vitamin values that were off the charts! It looked and smelled
wonderful, and animals absolutely loved it! We also increased
the average harvest per acre by 40% which makes the farmers happy,
and most importantly, the weather has no impact on our operation
We went to market in 2009, selling to farm supply stores and
pet supply stores. We produce feeds for horses, goats, llamas,
alpacas, chickens, donkeys, ponies, mice, guinea pigs, bunnies,
gerbils and such. The feedback we received from pet/companion
animal owners, as well as dairy goat and chicken operations, was
sensational! Their animals ate every scrap, no waste. Their hooves
and coats were healthier. Dairy goats produced more milk, horses
were content. We had a winner!
However, before we can obtain large scale funding to change forever
the forage harvesting industry in the US, and globally, we need
to complete one more step.
Here’s where we need your help:
We need to commission clinical, control group trials through
an accredited institution to formally support our own lab results,
and to further confirm the hundreds of testimonials we’ve
received from our customers. Our goal is to raise $40k to pay
for three trials. Your contribution will go entirely to that goal.
Our rewards program is in place to offer you our heartfelt thanks
in recognition of your support: