|Pet Food Plant Looks to Expand|
|Written by Neil Billinger|
|Wednesday, 18 July 2012 14:50|
Horizon Manufacturing at Rosthern will be increasing production over the next couple of years.
The company has been making premium pet food for dogs and cats since early 2006. The expansion will be next to the existing plant on the outskirts of town.
"We will probably be putting up the building up later this year," says Jason Skotheim, one of the owners.
The pet food is made with locally grown ingredients including peas, red lentils, barley, oats, rye, flax and chicken.
Horizon was the first to use pulse crops in pet food which helps combat obesity and diabetes.
"Red lentils and peas are very low glycemic index rated foods. It is a slower burning starch. Your dog does not go through the sugar rush issues and it's much healthier"
All of the pet food is made and packaged in Rosthern. It is sold mainly at independently owned stores across Canada and in several U.S. states.