Merger of Standlee Hay Company and Western Hay Company

Nov 21, 2011

Two leading providers of forage products and services to the equine and dairy community, Standlee Hay Company, and Western Hay Company, today announced a definitive agreement to merge. Standlee Hay Company purchased the assets and accounts of Western Hay Company to create Standlee Hay Company, Western Hay Division. This transaction will combine two pioneering agriculture organizations into a single company with the client base, resources and expertise to meet the needs of the combined customers around the world.

Standlee Hay Company, Western Hay Division makes tremendous sense for our customers and employees. It marks an unparalleled opportunity for two successful, mission- driven organizations to unify with a singular focus on being the premier partner and provider to the equine, dairy and small animal community. Together we have opportunities to improve the access, quality and efficiency of agricultural products globally.

Both companies are passionate about the forage industry and have pioneered the industry. The fundamental beliefs and philosophies between the two companies are very similar; one of those is the passion to continued investment in developing quality products that make a difference. Given the alignment of our visions, technologies, and overall strategies, the combination of our two companies will advance the forage industry, benefiting customers worldwide.