Welcome to Higby's Country Feed. Since 1984 our family owned business has grown with the Solano County community here in California, offering the kind of service we would want ourselves. We know our customers, we know livestock, and we love giving the service that has made us the livestock feed and ranch supply business we are today. It's a team effort, and we thank you for making us a success. Come in and meet our hard working staff - dedicated, knowledgeable, and eager to give you the best customer service experience possible. The links below will hopefully answer some of your questions, but feel free to contact us via email by clicking here or visit our Contact Us page.
We definitely need more rain, but other than that we don’t have much to complain about when it comes to our weather. At least we got some rain and we are all thankful for that! We have been enjoying some beautiful days and evenings and with the warmer weather you may have noted that there is hay being cut. Some got rained on and is now cattle feed, but more will be on the way soon. With the warmer weather we need to make changes in the way we store our feed. You may have been storing your feed in a steel or plastic container to keep it dry through the winter and that is great! However now that things are heating up that feed needs to “breathe”, especially if at any time during the day the sun hits the container. Otherwise what happens is the feed “sweats” and becomes moist...then we have moldy feed! This is true of all the Stable Mix products that come in barrels as well. Make sure to loosen the screw tops to allow that moisture to escape and not create a problem for you. Here at the store the pallets of feed are shipped to us wrapped with plastic. That plastic needs to come off the pallet as soon as it gets here otherwise the feed cannot “breathe” and can mold. If at your facility you buy pallets of feed you need to do the same. Also do whatever is feasible to keep the storage area as cool as possible.
Something else to think about as Spring Show and May Fair are winding down is that leftover show feed for whatever kind of animal you had. Be cautious about feeding it to your horse or pony! It may contain a medication that is toxic to horses! Many of the feeds shouldn’t be fed to poultry either. If you have any questions about this call Scott or myself.
I wanted to take a section of this month’s newsletter and outline what the procedure is when we make a mistake in loading your feed, or what to do if you get a moldy, buggy, or a bag of feed with something else wrong with it. This also goes for a bale of hay with a problem.
1) If we forget to load something for you, or load the wrong item please let us know as soon as you find out. This helps us to correct our inventory numbers and make arrangements to resolve the problem right away. This also helps us to work with the employee who loaded incorrectly. Please don’t just wait until the next time you come in.
It's chick season again. We have lots of cool varieties on their way. Check out our shipment schedule to see when they will be here.
We are known for our customized service. If we don't stock what you need, we'll try to find it and order it for you in the color, size, and quantity you desire. If you require a special type of hay, we'll find a grower who can provide it, if available, and then we'll deliver it and hand-stack it in your barn. If you require custom alterations to a gate or breeding stocks, we'll arrange with the manufacturer to make the changes. If you want to know more about a product or feed -- its suitability, availability, popularity, composition -- we'll provide you with the answer.
We are located in Solano County, California, less than a minute from I-80, just east of the California Coast Range in the Sacramento Valley, one of the nation's most productive agricultural regions. From I-80, traveling from the San Francisco Bay Area. take the Hwy 113 South/Currey Road exit at Dixon, cross the freeway heading north. From Sacramento, take the 113 South Exit at Dixon and take the first immediate right turn onto Currey Road (do not cross the overpass), and travel less than one mile north. Our store, barns and pasture are on the east side of the road.
We're proud participants in and supporters of livestock and equine events in our community, especially those involving young people. Every year we sponsor FFA, 4H, and other events that encourage participation in and continuing development of family farming and ranching.
We constantly feature special sales and prices on selected products. You can check our regularly updated Newsletter, and also visit our Facebook page and blog, where we post last-minute special buys and stay in touch with our growing community of Internet customers.
We will take phone orders for hay sales and delivery from our regular customers, or from new customers with approved credit cards: telephone 707-678-9007. At present, we do not ship other products, but will include them with hay deliveries. If you have questions about any of our products or services, please call or e-mail us.
We're open seven days per week
Mon through Sat, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m
Sundays - 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m
Jan1 - Closed, Easter Sunday - Closed
July 4 - Open 8am - 4pm, Thanksgiving - Closed
Dec 24 - Open 8am - 4pm, Dec 25 - Closed, Dec 31 - Open 8am - 4pm
I frequent Higby's weekly & have found it to consistently be the BEST feed store around Vacaville, hands down. Outstanding cust-omer service, employees are all very knowledgeable, great prices....could I say more?? I'll never go anywhere else.... FABULOUS place!!! - Nicole W.
Great place to shop for your pet and or farm animal needs. Service is always stellar here, the staff is friendly and very helpful... Couldn't ask for a nicer place to shop for your animal in Dixon. - Bethany W.
What a great store! At first i was skeptical about this place but it totally exceeded my expec-tations!...Their staff is super knowledgeable in the products and friendly! I'll definitely be coming back here for my pet needs! - Jess S.
Great store. It has just about everything you need for farm and pets, and the staff are both knowledgeable and friendly. And the prices are better than you can find at your local pet store. Definitely worth a visit. - Angela W.
This is an amazing feed store!! GREAT PRICES and a much larger selection after they newly expanded. They are very friendly and seem to really care about the customer. They also have everything from small animals like rabbits to dogs/cats to horses and other livestock!! - Noelle L.