Newmac Animal Feeds
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Par Collaborateur PJ

Cloverdale's Animal Feed Source

When you find something that’s precious you hold onto it for as long as possible. When that something is Newmac Animal Feeds, the Paterson-run business that’s been around since the 50’s, it becomes cherished not just by the individual, but also by the larger community.

“My dad,” says Deanna, “he was operating mostly lumber at the time and when my brothers were in high school he wanted something they could join him with, so that’s where the feed got a lot more prominence.” Deanna’s family then took the large piece of land they were on, developed it, and expanded it to include other businesses.

Although her father was keen to keep Newmac Animal Feeds in the family, he never pressured Deanna to stay on, even though her brothers were both well established in the family business. But once she started exploring the business aspect of it, she developed a keen interest. “I was always interested in the bookkeeping side of it, so that’s the part I take on.” While Deanna handles the bookwork, Jeff looks after most of the business decisions and Rob is the expert on animal nutrition.

We know so many of our customers as more than just a face. We know a little bit about their families and Cloverdale seems to be an area where people either stay or often come back to. - Deanna, co-owner
Newmac Animal Feeds. Dog food, cat food, pet supplies, horse feed and supplements, livestock feed, poultry feed, grains

Three Siblings, One Shop

Anytime more than one person is part of a team, there’s going to be a certain amount of work ensuring all the personalities mesh. For Deanna and her brothers, because they’ve grown up together, that work seems more like a family get-together than effort at Newmac Animal Feeds.

Away from the Store, Deanna’s brothers are both busy with their own interests. “My one brother, Rob, in addition to working at the store, is a musician,” she says. Locals know they can see Rob around town playing music at functions and special events. Rob is also President of the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association. “My other brother, Jeff, he operates a small hobby farm with horses, chickens and goats.” For herself, Deanna has one dog, joking, “I married a city boy, not a country boy.”

Newmac Animal Feeds. Dog food, cat food, pet supplies, horse feed and supplements, livestock feed, poultry feed, grains

Part of the Surrey Family

Deanna says one of the most important factors of Newmac Animal Feeds is the focus on Family. “It’s kind of a unique situation where three siblings are able to run a company,”

she says, “and the fact that we also have some of our children involved in the business as well.”

But family aside, what Deanna, Jeff and Rob really love about running the shop together are all the familiar faces they see. “We know so many of our customers as more than just a face,” she says. “We know a little bit about their families and Cloverdale seems to be an area where people either stay or often come back to.

Newmac Animal Feeds. Dog food, cat food, pet supplies, horse feed and supplements, livestock feed, poultry feed, grains
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