Having just taken over the family business (then known as McCauley Bros. Feed & Seed, Inc.) from his father and uncle, Graham McCauley was inspired to make a pivotal change to their business model. Recognizing the value of the equine industry to central Kentucky and their ideal location in the heart of horse breeding and racing country, the younger McCauley felt the company was uniquely poised to serve the equine market. And so, he set to work — turning their Versailles, Kentucky-based farm store — which sold a variety of feed, seed and fertilizer, into an equine-focused feed business.
In 1965, McCauley Bros. officially made the transition to equine-only feed manufacturing. The feed mill underwent several changes to convert the equipment, allowing it to combine horse feed-specific ingredients more efficiently. This specialization truly set the business apart, as it is not something which could be undertaken by multi-species feed mills.
With the conversion to equine-only manufacturing, medications and ionophores were eliminated from the property. Agreements were made with our ingredient suppliers — absolutely no medications, ionophores or animal by-products could be carried on the ingredient-supply vehicles for at least two loads prior to delivering to McCauley’s. These practices are still in place to this very day.
Our start was simple. It began with a passion for Thoroughbred horses and a genuine desire to take the guesswork out of equine nutrition. Though many years have passed, our focus on feeding horses with wholesome, highly effective ingredients remains the same.
It has been our honor to feed countless horses over the decades — from Olympians to Triple Crown winners and many beloved companions in between — all while maintaining the highest standards of feed quality and safety.
In addition, together with parent company Alltech, we are proud to do our part to contribute to a Planet of Plenty™ through improved production practices and resource management — helping to ensure a world of abundance for current and future generations.