Redbarn Pet Products: Premium Treats, Food and Chews For Your Furry Friend

February 26, 2019
Redbarn founders

We love our pets, so why wouldn’t we want to feed them the highest quality products we can? Redbarn Pet Products crafts premium treats, chews and food for the four-legged friend in your life. They place an emphasis on using premium ingredients that everyone will recognize (think blueberries, flaxseed oil, chicken, and quinoa), allowing pet owners to feel confident about what they are feeding their pet. We sat down with a few members of the Redbarn Pet Products team to discuss more about the company and what sets them apart from their competitors.

 

 

What kind of goods/services does your organization offer to pets/pet owners?

 

Redbarn Pet Products is a manufacturer of premium treats, chews, and food for dogs and cats. With over 200 products, Redbarn has a tasty option suitable for every pet at all life stages. We are on a mission to make products that don’t just speak to consumer’s desires and trends, but help support the health and wellness of their pets. Our ultimate goal is to help pet parents make educated and nutritious decisions on behalf of their cats and dogs.

 

What makes your organization unique? How do you stand out in comparison to similar organizations?

 

Family Owned Business Since 1996:

 

Our co-founders, Jeff Baikie and Howie Bloxam, met on a hockey rink when they were 12-years-old. Fast forward to adulthood, and the two best friends partnered up to create Redbarn Pet Products after realizing the need for genuinely natural dog food. Natural is not just a trend at Redbarn, it’s a philosophy baked into the company’s founding.

 

Redbarn Owns 2 Manufacturing Facilities:

 

Redbarn is one of a few U.S. based treat companies to own their own manufacturing facilities. This allows Redbarn full control throughout the entire manufacturing process— sourcing ingredients, quality assurance, safety protocols, etc.

Redbarn factory

  • The first facility is located in Great Bend, KS.
  • The second facility is located in Paraguay and is where all of our bully products are sourced and made. Owning and operating a South American plant allows us to (1) safely source the best grass-fed bully sticks at an affordable price for pet parents; the U.S. is not a leader in grass-fed bully, but South America is and (2) because we own the facility, we operate it following U.S. standards
  • Industry-leading Quality Assurance Standards: Redbarn performs physical, chemical, and microbiological tests on all our products daily, racking up more than 2,5000 tests per month. All products that come in our facilities, like raw product, are tested for quality and safety before being used in our facilities. Every single batch of final product is also inspected and tested before leaving our facilities. Finally, Redbarn utilizes an outside ISO accredited lab to ensure the accuracy of our own tests.

 

Redbarn workers

What makes this organization a good choice for pet owners? What benefits do they gain by engaging with your organization?

 

Our quality assurance standards truly set us apart from many of our competitors. When a pet parent buys Redbarn, they should know they are buying a product that was thoughtfully and safely manufactured from step one to done. As one of the only treat companies to own their own manufacturing facilities, we can ensure quality and safety every step of the way, from sourcing ingredients to the cleanliness of our facilities and testing for bacteria, for example, before sending our products out for consumption. And, of course, for people who like to support family-owned businesses, that’s something very important to our company as well!

 

 

What are the core values of your organization? How do they influence your business practices (production quality, charitable giving, etc.)? 

 

Redbarn’s core values are: family, history, integrity, and quality.

 

Family:

 

“We’re still a family-owned company and we’ve chosen to stay that way” – Howie Bloxam. What began as two friends cooking in a kitchen has flourished into what our founders call, one big family. Howie and Jeff don’t simply make business decisions based on bottom line numbers, but what’s best for our pets, pet parents, and team members.

 

 

History:

 

For over 22 years now, Redbarn’s mission has remained the same: manufacture nutritious, palatable, and safe food with integrity. Jeff and Howie continually invest both time and money into quality assurance programs, hiring skilled team members, and utilizing improved processing and testing protocols so Redbarn can continue to be a leading treat manufacturer.

 

 

Integrity:

 

Integrity is a core value at Redbarn. Our team members choose to be honest, to have strong moral principles, and to exceed ethical standards every day. We recognize our daily decisions directly impact the health and wellness of pets. And because pets are part of our families too, there’s a personal stake in every decision we make. As our Quality Assurance Manager, Jennifer Hood, said best, “Pets can’t speak for themselves, we have a duty to speak for them.” If our own pets won’t eat the treat, we go back to the drawing board. If our QA team says a product isn’t safe enough, we continue to invest time and money into the product or we won’t sell it. But at the end of the day, we trust our Redbarn team members to make the right decisions for their pets, for our pets, and for all pets.

 

 

Quality:

 

Quality and safety are our top priorities throughout the entire manufacturing process. We require a Certificate of Analysis from all of our vendors verifying the correct grade and purity of material with every shipment. Our quality assurance team checks everything that comes in and out of doors in our two state-of-the-art lab facilities, totaling up to at least 2,500 tests per month. We also utilize an outside ISO accredited lab to verify our results, and in short, ensure we’re doing what we say we’re doing. We like to say we are in a committed relationship with quality assurance! With internal and external monitoring and auditing and industry leading safety protocols in place, we hope pet parents feel confident in treating their dogs and cats to Redbarn.

 

 

What’s the best way for pet owners to find out more about your organization?

 

To find out more about Redbarn, visit our website at Redbarn.com. If you have specific questions, our Customer Service Specialists are also available by phone Monday though Friday.

 

 

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