Pride of the Farm

World Renowned for its 100% Energy Free Drinkers

NUMBER ONE SELLING MINERAL FEEDER IN NORTH AMERICA


Pride of the Farm® feeds and waters tens of thousands of animal every day.


WHO WE ARE

Hawkeye Steel Products, Inc is a manufacturer with three brand names, all with deep roots in American agriculture. Martin Lorenzen, a German foundryman, originated Pride of the Farm® in 1920 in Marshalltown, IA and then moved to Waterloo, IA in 1923. Brower® was founded by William Brower, in Quincy, IL in 1923. Pride of the Farm® and Brower® consolidated their manufacturing in Houghton, IA in 1985. In 1995, Span-Tech® fabric buildings were developed internally by Hawkeye Steel.

Brower® manufactures animal feeding and watering equipment with emphasis in the poultry market. Brower® also sells a unique line of equipment for small plant poultry processing. Brower® exports its equipment every year to Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean Islands, Asia and Africa.

Span-Tech® fabric buildings are popular for storage of equipment, grain and hay and other materials, for equine riding arenas and for animal production including cattle feeding. Span-Tech® buildings are also popular for storage of corrosive materials such as fertilizer, salt, chemicals and composting animal wastes and mortalities. Open span widths up to 200 feet and more than 250 models are manufactured.

Pride of the Farm® feeds and waters hundreds of thousands of animals in the USA, Canada and Europe. Pride of the Farm® manufactures heated drinkers and energy free animal drinkers, hopper bottom feed tanks and confinement swine equipment. Customers include the very largest cattle feeding and hog production operators.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

1. Beginning in the 1920’s, most Pride of the Farm equipment featured cast gray iron components poured in the company foundry in Waterloo, Iowa.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

2. The company produced cast iron hand grenades in the 1950’s during the Korean Conflict. The HSP inscribed on the grenade stood for Hawkeye Steel Products.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

3. Machining equipment from the 1940’s on display at a museum near Cedar Falls, Iowa.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

4. Metal encased and insulated glass
thermos jugs were manufactured
between 1920 and 1923.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

5. Cast iron gas burner.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

6. Capacity outdoor hog feeders
with cast iron troughs defined
Pride of the Farm for many years.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

7. As many as 10,000 capacity feeders were manufactured in a single year.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

8. Augers were used to fill some
outdoor feeders.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

9. Capacity hog feeder hopper shells have been
re-purposed for chandeliers and for planter boxes.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

10. Brass and aluminum components were
poured including this belt buckle!

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

11. Rangeley Farm (Joe Allen) promoted
Pride of the Farm drinkers throughout the state
of Nebraska with his Belgian draft horses.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

12. Rotary feeders promoted at the
Central Iowa Fair, 1939.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

13. Pride of the Ranch was used as a
trade mark at one time.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

14. Cattle drinker with cast iron components.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

15. An early hopper bottom bin.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

16. Model WC1, a cattle and
hog combination drinker.

PRIDE OF THE FARM History

17. Rendering of an early confinement building using Pride of the Farm 5 bushel rotary feeders, penline feeders and Model WM and Model WR drinkers.
Pride of the Farm rotary feeders and penline nursery feeders were used by the earliest confinement operations and integrators.

PRIDE OF THE FARM

Pride of the Farm® manufactures equipment for animal production enterprises of all sizes. We have equipment which will take care of one animal. Our hopper bottom bins,
hog confinement equipment, mineral feeders and
drinkers are used by the world's largest cattle feeding,
hog production and cow calf operations.

Our feed storage bins are competitive with other manufacturers in design and pricing. We have significant competitive advantage with our Mini-Bins, available in 1.6 and 2.1 ton capacities.
Our MiniBins have the only spun steel cones offered.
We are proud of our manufacturing skill set on this one.
We start with a circle of flat steel 60 inches in diameter.
We spin it into a cone 57 inches in diameter and 31 inches deep.

MiniBin Spun Hopper


Our EZ-Serv pig creep feeder is a unique design—very heavy, no tip over, no springs.
Our sow feeder and feed cart exhibit quality features as well. Our feed cart has heavy duty
casters which you can actually grease.

Heated and non heated drinkers are manufactured in multiple sizes for any herd sizes of sheep, goats, cattle, swine and horses. Polar Max 100% Energy Free Drinkers are really 100% energy free and they work. The energy free product section shows you why our design is highly effective while leaving a zero carbon foot print. It also shows you the reason why the FLAP is king.
See the view above of feed yards using several hundred
of our Polar-Max drinkers.

We dominate the mineral feeder sector with our Dura-Bull and our Indastructa-Bull feeders along with our Insect-A-Sock option. We have another king FLAP—the FLAP on our mineral feeders. We know our flap is good and here’s why we know. We sell thousands of replacement flaps for competitive feeders.

We are blessed in that we love this business.
Thanks to all our great customers—some of whom have been buying for a few decades. We are proud that Pride of the Farm® is an American agriculture icon.
Pride of the Farm Pig & Cow

We are also proud of our competitive,
contemporary designs for today’s agriculture.

Yours Truly,
Tom Wenstrand, President
Cindy Wellman, Vice President

Trade Shows and Events

Trade Shows Pride of the Farm

Come and see us at one of our
upcoming trade shows.
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Magazine Articles

Read About Us In AgriMarketing

AgriMarketing Pride of the Farm

Read About Us - Best Livestock Equipment Manufacturer - Iowa

Best Livestock Equipment Manufacturer in Iowa

Associations

National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America's one million cattle farmers and ranchers. With offices in Denver and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation's food and fiber industry.

National Pork Producers

The National Pork Producers Council, which consists of 42 affiliated state associations, is the global voice for the U.S. pork industry, enhancing opportunities for the success of pork producers and other industry stakeholders by establishing the pork industry as a consistent and responsible supplier of high-quality pork to domestic and world markets.

Contact Us

PRIDE OF THE FARM®

609 Main St
PO Box 2000
Houghton, IA 52631

800-553-1791 Toll Free
319-469-4141 Phone
319-469-4402 Fax

sales@hawkeyesteel.com

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