Leading for 50 years

Welcome to Grober Nutrition, a proud Canadian-owned and operated business.  From a modest beginning in the early 1970′s, we have grown from a small milk replacer company to a dynamic animal nutrition business.  Our high quality standards and investment in continuous research has cemented Grober Nutrition as a trusted supplier of excellent feeds.  At Grober, we’re here to help you, RIGHT FROM THE START™!

From Humble Beginnings to Big Dreams

Our founder, Jerry Bartelse, moved to Canada from the Netherlands in 1974.  At that time, he founded the Grober Group of Companies in Cambridge, Ontario.  Initially a one-man operation; Jerry did it all; purchased ingredients, mixed products and made deliveries. Today our company is much different.  But the same family values continue to live on within the company Grober Nutrition has grown into.

Jerry’s philosophy and what he built this company on, is to look forward and not back, ‘because what is relevant is the future’. We stand by this philosophy today, with a vision to fuel the future of animal agriculture.

A Gay Lea Foods Co-operative company

We are proudly owned by Canadian farmer-owned co-operative, Gay Lea Foods Cooperative Ltd. We joined the Gay Lea Foods family in 2020, to continue growing as a proud Canadian business.

Gay Lea Foods has grown to become a leading Canadian co-operative, with members on more than 1,300 dairy farms in Ontario and Manitoba, and roughly 4,000 producer and preferred shareholders. Their dedication to innovation and the development of high quality products aligns perfectly with our own.

Your Young Animal Specialists

From day one, Grober Nutrition has been committed to pushing the bar higher when it comes to raising young animals.  And we practice what we preach. In 1985 Grober Nutrition and Delft Blue were the first in North America to successfully develop and implement group housing for veal calves.  Today, that concept has become common practice.

Research and innovation are at the forefront of our business. We are passionate about young animal nutrition and health. We work everyday to be your leading partner in advancing young animal potential by creating trusted, sustainable solutions through investing in people, collaboration, and innovation.

Combined with 50 years of manufacturing and animal husbandry experience, and our commitment to industry, academia and farmers, we are passionate about nutrition, feed management, housing and manufacturing technologies. We are, more than milk replacer.