We have had a lifelong love of animals and are committed to their well-being by providing quality natural and organic products.
Agape Distributors is committed to researching and finding quality feed products that provide the best nutrition available for your livestock without containing Sugar (Molasses) and/ or Starch. We all know what sugar and starch do in the human diet. Animals are suffering as well.
Foraging herbivores do not have the ability to digest large quantities of these ingredients. We are seeing suppressed immune systems, illnesses, joint issues/arthritis, insulin & metabolic problems, and many other problems that are now being linked to sugar and starch in their diet.
Our belief is that good nutrition plays a vital role in health and healing.
Who We Are:
At an early age, I fell in love with horses. I remember my first horse birthday party at the age of 4 and couldn’t wait to get my own pony. Misty, my first Shetland pony, arrived to join me shortly thereafter and became my best friend. She went trail riding daily with me and even shared an ice cream cone with me after ordering at the local drive-up fast food window.
I spent my childhood on a farm in Wisconsin where my family bred and raised Arabian horses, dairy cows, a few sheep and goats, ducks, chickens and swine. I participated in 4-H throughout my youth showing horses and sheep.
Although I have always loved animals I became interested in their nutritional needs after several of my horses died of colic and one developed laminitis. I began a quest of researching and understanding the nutritional needs of horses. I quickly discovered that good nutrition plays a part in health and healing. I learned about the problems and diseases caused by processed feed, particularly products that contain sugar, molasses or starch. As a result, our animals are developing the same diseases that people do (obesity, metabolic issues, and diabetes)! Additionally, not only can processed feed be detrimental to health and healing, but also in weight gain in livestock.
As a result of my research, I established Agape Distributors to provide good nutrition—God’s way. My goal is to provide top quality natural and organic feed at an affordable price so that all animals can benefit.
I spent my childhood on a small farm/resort far up in Northern Wisconsin. We were largely self-sufficient and had a variety of animals as well as gardens and wild berries and fruits. We had dairy cattle, hogs, poultry, rabbits, horses dogs, cats, and various and sundry wild critters that my grandpa occasionally turned up with. Such as a tame crow and a baby muskrat just to name a couple. My Grandma raised canaries and we always had one or more singing throughout the house. Animals were an extremely important part of our lives and we depended on them greatly.
Although I no longer must depend on animals for my livelihood, I still retain the love and respect for them that I grew up with. I am most concerned about the area of their health and nutrition.
I feel that in some small way I can pay back the animal kingdom for all they provided to me and my family by learning and in turn educating on animals nutritional needs and their general well-being. I spent 3 years working in a veterinary clinic and many years working at the University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and feel that I learned a great deal from both.
I recently moved to Colorado and currently have 3 horses, 5 sheep, two Llama/Alpaca crosses, several dogs and two cats. One mine, the other a “move in.” Kitties just live wherever they want to. I am very involved in the Sweet-Pro nutritional products for all livestock and especially the Equipride/Equilix equine products. I am always pleased and amazed at the stories people have to tell about the differences that these products have made in the lives of their animals. I am proud to be a part of it. A way to say “Thank You” to all those animals from my childhood.