A division of Heartland Cooperative Services of Dorchester
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Our new Owen feed mill is a great example of increasing customer service and efficiency.
Located on rail and a major highway, the Owen mill will be as computerized and labor efficient as anything operating today. It will help control costs, and it will provide us with one main purchasing facility and the ability to bring in larger quantities of ingredients at greater discount. That should mean better pricing and value for you. Another big reason we’re constructing this new mill is the federal food safety regulations scheduled to take effect in 2017. We carefully researched the cost of bringing current facilities into compliance. We found that it was more cost effective to build new.
The main contractor of the mill is local. Read more about the new mill, being built by AGRA Industries of Merrill, on the Grain page.
Expect your cooperative to centralize operations in agronomy and energy as well.
Omega Naturals is a division of Heartland Cooperative Services. Omega Naturals—with the support of Heartland Cooperative Services—developed a flax-based feeding protocol for animals which supports a healthy diet. With the healthy diet, those dairy cows produce premium milk which is then made into cheese that contains a minimum of 128mg Omega 3 fatty acids per serving. The "healthy for you" line of cheese is just one benefit of this approach. The farmer is paid an additional premium for all Omega milk converted to cheese. In addition, the Omega 3 diet in humans provides benefits by supporting reduced joint inflammation, brain activity (memory), and a stronger immune system. Omega Naturals is a one-of-a-kind product known for a creamy texture and a naturally great taste. No fish oil or other additives are used to achieve higher Omega 3 levels, and all products are rBST free.
Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur.
Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the #1 reason for workplace fatalities
80% of SCA victims survive if an AED is used within 1-3 minutes
OSHA recommends the use of AEDs at every worksite to improve survival rates for SCA (OSHA TIB 01-12-17)
Designed for use by lay responders, the ReviveR® AED has no lids, moving parts or cases — just two buttons with pre-connected pads.
When the ReviveR® is in use, a clear, calm voice and visual indicators prompt the user from start to finish, making the ReviveR® AED simple to use.
Continuous monitoring of the heart will detect if the patient's heartbeat recovers, and the ReviveR® AED will cancel the shock.
HEARTLAND ADDS FIVE AED's TO INCREASE EMPLOYEE SAFETY
Heartland Coopoperative in conjunction with Cintas has placed 5
Automatic External Defibrillators at five locations.
KEEPIN' THE BEAT!
Preventing Farm Vehicle Back-over Incidents
Backing up farm equipment and vehicles is a daily occurrence in the agricultural industry. Backover incidents occur when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind that vehicle. These incidents can be prevented. Backover incidents can result in serious injuries or deaths to farmworkers.
Employers are responsible for maintaining a safe workplace for every worker. This fact sheet provides employers with information about backover hazards and safety measures.
Suffocation from engulfment is a leading cause of death in grain bins, and the number of these deaths continues to rise. These fatalities are preventable. Stand-Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention is a way of reaching out to employers and workers to get them involved in improving worker protection, reducing injuries, and preventing fatalities from engulfment. .....