Corona Virus Update
At Higby’s everything we do is for the health, safety and happiness of animals and those who love them. We continue to monitor, plan and respond to developments and recommendations from health and government officials. Here are just some of the actions we’re taking to keep our teammates, customers and communities safe and our doors open to provide essential products and services to our customers. Our hours will remain the same. We have hand sanitizers at the counter as well as a “sanitizing station” out front. We are regularly wiping down carts, counters and door handles. In addition we have implemented a “Parking Lot Pick Up” option for those who do not wish to come in the store:
1. Call the store to place your order: (707) 678-9007
2. Pay with card over the phone.
3. Call us when you arrive and we will deliver your order to your car.
We are grateful for you, our loyal customers and we are happy to serve you!
Employee Profile Mari has been with Higby’s for the last 8 years and is our customer service and research extraordinaire. She always has a smile to offer and loves interacting and helping our customers find the best products and solutions for their animals. To that end, she spends time researching, learning and collaborating about all kinds of different products to bring in to serve our equine, companion animal and livestock community. Mari is also responsible for most of the cool raffle prizes that we give away on customer Appreciation Days, one of her favorite memories here at the store. When Mari isn’t at the feed store she can be found at her barn with her Morgan mare Ember, Pony Tango and usually her twin sister Kimi. Outside of time with her horses she enjoys reading (especially about equine enrichment) hiking and spending time with family and friends.
On Saturday February 15th, a group of 30 customers and staff were taught how to professionally install woven wire fencing from Keith Taylor of Bekaert
Wire. He explained about the benefits of using High Strength wire (superior strength, no need to annually re stretch and the speed and ease of installation)
and about the different coatings that Bekaert adds to their wire (making it last 40 + years). Keith stressed the importance of building proper braces
and how a properly installed brace will prolong the life of your fence. He handed out diagrams and installation instructions on building the correct
bracing for the type and height of fence being built and he left me with copies that we are handing out to customers as they prepare to build their
fence. You can also go to our website, higbyfeed.com, click on the heading “Blog” and click on the PDF link (see below) in March/April Newsletter,
to see brace installation instructions. If you are reading this newsletter via email you can just click on the PDF link below.
Keith used Gripples to tie off the wire at the posts and to splice the wire together. Gripples installed extremely fast cutting the labor by at least a quarter of the time it would take to manually tie off and splice each wire.
Come in and check out the new fence and we can show you all we’ve learned!
Our electric fencing event originally scheduled for March 28, has been postponed. We will let you know when we have a new date set.
Thank you for your business.
Stay healthy friends!