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Opened A New Feed Store

Postby TN Cattle Man » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:38 pm

Just wanted to share with Y'all what I have been up to lately... it's not like I don't have enough to do, but my son and I opened up a Farm & Feed store (Diamond-H Farm & Feed Supply). It is something that I have wanted to do for a long time and with the encouragement of my middle son, we decided we would pull the trigger and get it done. The name Diamond-H comes from our cattle brand that goes back 3 generations and we wanted to pay some homage to our history in the cattle business.

It took a lot of time to get it where it is today, but I must say that it was well worth the effort. One thing that we wanted to do was to set ourselves apart from the local competition (Co-op, TLC, and Rural King) by offering only the finest products and the best possible prices. With regards to feed, we are an Authorized Purina dealer (which takes more than one would think...and we are the only authorized dealer in our county) and we sell both bagged and bulk feed. When it came to our cattle equipment we chose to represent Sioux Steel as to me, this is without a doubt the best products on the market (and again we are exclusive in our county). We also decided to carry Dixie Chopper lawn mowers as once again, we sewed up the exclusivity in our county. We carry a lot of Farm and Feed "stuff" just like most other stores, and we are excited about what the future will hold for us. Our location is excellent and we get a lot of traffic in front of the store.

Anyway, I'm not here trying to advertise or anything... just wanted to share with you what I've been up to lately. For those of you on Facebook, you can keep up with us on our page Diamond-H Farm & Feed Supply (Clarksville, TN)!

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Re: Opened A New Feed Store

Postby Bigfoot » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:47 pm

Last time we talked, you were busy putting it together. I'll have to slip south, and check it out.
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Postby JMJ Farms » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:48 pm

I wish you the best. I prefer to shop at businesses such as yours bc of customer service. If I'm spending my money I want a personal relationship and to be on a first name basis with the people I'm spending with. I'm sure you'll do good.
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Re: Opened A New Feed Store

Postby TN Cattle Man » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:51 pm

Bigfoot wrote:Last time we talked, you were busy putting it together. I'll have to slip south, and check it out.

Yes, it took us longer to open than we first anticipated...You are welcome anytime Troy!
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Postby TN Cattle Man » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:54 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:I wish you the best. I prefer to shop at businesses such as yours bc of customer service. If I'm spending my money I want a personal relationship and to be on a first name basis with the people I'm spending with. I'm sure you'll do good.

Thanks, and you are exactly right! It is all about personal service (something that a lot of the "box stores" have forgotten).
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Postby HDRider » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:55 pm

Good luck and congratulations. I wish you'd open one close to me...
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Re: Opened A New Feed Store

Postby Craig Miller » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:00 pm

That's something the coops have forgotten here. You go in our coop and they have a young lady and an older lady working that has no idea what they are selling to you. Good luck.
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Postby TN Cattle Man » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:04 pm

Craig Miller wrote:That's something the coops have forgotten here. You go in our coop and they have a young lady and an older lady working that has no idea what they are selling to you. Good luck.

That seems to be the way all retailers are going these days... We will keep it "Old School" or we won't do it at all!!
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Postby TN Cattle Man » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:05 pm

HDRider wrote:Good luck and congratulations. I wish you'd open one close to me...

Thanks HD!
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Postby Cross-7 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:24 pm

Good to hear
There are getting to be fewer "Mom & Pop" stores and more and more big box stores
Several stores I call on are growing and thriving doing just exactly what you've described
Congratulations to you and your family
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Postby TN Cattle Man » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:28 pm

Cross-7 wrote:Good to hear
There are getting to be fewer "Mom & Pop" stores and more and more big box stores
Several stores I call on are growing and thriving doing just exactly what you've described
Congratulations to you and your family

Thanks Cross... I still think that there is plenty of room for the "Mom & Pop" operations, especially in the ag community.
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Postby Alan » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:34 pm

Congrats on going into a venture with you son! Good luck to you guys, as a business owner myself my main advice is try not to let the demands of owning a business cross over into enjoying life itself. Wish I was close enough to shop at your place!

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Postby talltimber » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:40 pm

Congratulations, I hope you do well.

You are close to some old friends I use to rope with, him and his Dad, Chad and Bobby Masters?
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Postby mooo » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:52 pm

sounds exciting wish you the best of luck in these parts seem like rual keg is trying to push tsc an everyone else out with lowest price,coop na they always were the highest price ,but there are a few small places trying to keep there toe in the door .got one 15 mile away i buy from some its closer than 30 mile .i really dont like rual keg half the people in there dont have a clue! its like wallmart to me .another place i dont like > Good luck! :wave: :tiphat:
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Postby TN Cattle Man » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:52 pm

talltimber wrote:Congratulations, I hope you do well.

You are close to some old friends I use to rope with, him and his Dad, Chad and Bobby Masters?

Know Chad and Bobby well... Chad is living in Texas now and one of the best ropers around.
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