Animart Acquires Stockmen’s Supply

Lizzy Schultz

animart Animart, LLC has announced that the company recently acquired Stockmen’s / Midwest Supply, a premier animal health product supplier with offices in North Dakota, Missouri and Minnesota.

Stockmen’s Supply has been a source of quality animal health products for over sixty years, with a primary focus on beef. Their product offerings have expanded to include animal feed, livestock equipment, tack & saddlery, show supplies, pet products, western apparel and home goods. Midwest Supply & Distributing, their associate company, is a wholesale animal health distributor, and provides a variety of products to veterinarians and dealers with a focus on dairy.

Animart is a producer-focused animal health supplier, with on-staff veterinarians who work to establish Valid Client Patient Relationships (VCPRs) with producers and support veterinarians and dealers. Through exceeding expectations, they’ve grown to serve producers nationally and internationally.

This new combination of business leaders will provide expanded resources for producers, veterinarians, and dealers. They will partner with the veterinary community through collaboration on farm, and provide access to editable producer SOPs to meet the specific needs of individual operations, and they will continue the legacy of focusing on creating customer value, which has made each market leaders in their specific areas.

The new organization will boast a direct presence in over 20 states, 7 locations with varying service offerings, an employee team of around 200 people, a combined 100+ years of animal health market presence with a potential reach of 48M bovine animals, representing a $1.5B market potential.

“We are very pleased to continue the legacy and long standing relationships Stockmen’s/Midwest Supply have with veterinarians, dealers and producers,” says Animart President and CEO, Dan Ellsworth, “The attractiveness of this new entity is to have a broad footprint from Maine to Montana and from Mid-Atlantic States to Missouri where we can help producers meet the increasing consumer demand associated with producing the food we all depend upon.”

Ellsworth will continue to lead the combined organization as President and CEO, and Rob Jameson and Ed Jameson, founders of Stockmen’s / Midwest, will continue their leadership roles as well.

“The union of our two companies is a tremendous opportunity to create an organization focused on strengthening the partnership between supplier, rancher and veterinarian,” said Stockmen’s Midwest Co-Founder, Rob Jameson, “With today’s food safety concerns, those in production agriculture face unique challenges. As we work to help producers overcome those challenges, we look forward to the expanded solutions made possible by the joining of Stockmen’s / Midwest and Animart.” 

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