Name of Business: Turlock Feed and Livestock Supply
Type of Business: Agricultural supply store
Location: 1331 Fulkerth Avenue
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays
Contact Information: 669-0133
Business Specialty: customer orders for agricultural items
History of Business: A local business since the late-1990’s, Turlock Feed and Livestock Supply recently moved locations and fell under new ownership at the beginning of this year.
Longtime customers of the store, David and Mary Lewellen were purchasing feed for their new colt at the store when they got to speaking with formers owners Joe and Cindy Rosa in late 2014. When Joe revealed that he was nearing retirement, the Lewellen’s saw the opportunity to run a business in an industry they both love.
“I actually ran a feed store in Florida that put us through college so it was second nature. It’s always been a love we have and he always wanted to run his own business,” said Mary indicating to her husband.
While the Lewellen’s both maintain what they call their “night jobs” – Mary is a nurse and David is an officer with the Modesto Police Department Mounted Unit – both agreed to take on the challenge of running the store as well.
Since purchasing the store in Nov. 2014 the Lewellen’s relocated Turlock Feed and Livestock Supply to its Fulkerth location and officially began business on Feb. 2.
The store caters to the diverse agricultural needs of the community by offering basic ranch items as well as blade sharpening, leather repair, poultry and small animals, hay, feed, horse tack, western wear, and more.
“There isn’t a whole lot we don’t offer,” said Mary.
They will even special order items at their customers’ request. The Leweellen’s willingness to accommodate their clients is indicative of their emphasis on creating a family environment at Turlock Feed and Livestock Supply.
“That’s what we’re about, bringing community back to the local store,” said Mary, whose three teenage children also work at the store.
Turlock Feed and Livestock Supply will be having their grand opening on April 25 where Kat County 103.3 FM will be selling tickets to the Listener Appreciation Concert. Vendors will also be present to give customers more in-depth information on products and there will be BBQ, sales, raffles, and more.