Established in 1979 by J.A. (Jake) Davidson, P.Ag.,PAS. as a Livestock Nutrition consulting firm Bar-D Agri-Ventures has wide-ranging expertise in the all aspects of the Canadian Feed Industry with specific expertise in the Feeds Act and Regulations as administered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of Agriculture Canada.
Bar-D Agri-Ventures now primarily provides nutrition formulation services related to the formulation of companion animal diets. Utilizing a feed and ingredient nutrient database developed over 30 years of industry experience, pet food diets are formulated to the highest standards using state of the art computer formulation software.
In 1979 the company was called Davidson Agribusiness Services and then from 1982 to 2004 Bar-D Enterprises. Bar-D acted as the Registered Canadian Agent for foreign firms wishing to market feeds and feed ingredients into the Canadian marketplace, Bar-D ensured that all the requirements of the applicable acts were in place, and then submitted product details for final approval and the granting of a Canadian feed registration certificate. Bar-D ceased acting as Canadian agent January 2017. Bar-D Agri-Ventures also provided general livestock and poultry nutrition consulting. This included ration formulation, writing of lay and technical articles on livestock feeding, feed manufacturing or specific feed additives. Our formulation services are now concentrated on companion animal (dog and cat) products. Bar-D represents the leading supplier of feed formulation software from the U.S.A.
Bar-D Agri-Ventures also provides management services to agriculturally focused not for profit organizations.