April 1, 1968

    Ritchie Smith Feeds is incorporated by Bill Ritchie and Dave Smith.


    The newly built Mill A is put into operation. This facility is still in operation but many improvements have been made over the years through equipment upgrades and re-design.


    Ritchie Smith office is built on the same site as our feed mill.


    Ritchie and Smith retire from the feed industry; Aart Spyker, Jake Isaac, Harry Bicknell and Al Leslie take over ownership of Ritchie Smith.


    Ritchie Smith purchases Sure Crop Feeds, located in Grindrod BC.


    Fred Fleming, Ken McKenzie, Rick Riemer and Ken Warkentin purchase Ritchie Smith.


    Mill B is built to increase production and to separate ruminant from non-ruminant feeds.


    Ritchie Smith becomes HACCP and FeedAssure certified.


    Ritchie Smith purchases the Unifeed mill located in Armstrong BC. This allows for the separation of ruminant from non-ruminant feeds in the Okanagan.

    2007 / 2008

    Marcotte process control software is installed in both mills to upgrade our automation.

    Summer 2008

    An expander is installed in Mill B to improve feed quality