As a farmer it's often very helpful to try out a variety of different brands, makes and models of products that we use on the farm. I've put together some of my favorites that I order from Amazon online regularly here. However I do also visit local shops and businesses too and I thought it would be helpful to share some of my experiences with you, starting with Hog Slat.
I most regularly go to the Eastern Shore Poultry Services store in Laurel, Delaware (a wholly owned subsidiary of Hog Slat, Inc.) and they're who I always call for service work. I've visited the stores in Harrington, DE and Pocomoke, MD as well and consistently found their stores to be well organized, well stocked and on every occasion I've been extremely impressed by their outstanding customer service and the 'above and beyond' helpfulness of their staff - which in my opinion, speaks directly to the company's overall commitment to their customers.
Over the years, while shopping in Hog Slat stores I've purchased many of their products. I can't be sure if they've always been from their "GrowerSELECT®" range or not on these occasions, however I have had Hog Slat do work on my farm and by default, the equipment they install is GrowerSELECT®, so I'm definitely using some of their equipment.
So if you've been considering visiting a Hog Slat store, or installing their products I can personally testify as to the quality (everything is still working great) of the GrowerSELECT® products that have been installed in equipment on my farm by Hog Slat. After pulling some invoices, I see they've installed motors, bearings, shafts, and pulleys and to my knowledge, all of them are working perfectly. Motors and bearings aren't things I would notice a difference in, they either work, or they don't so this is precisely where quality, performance and reliability truly make a difference in a farm's daily operations.
To sum it up, I highly recommend Hog Slat and their GrowerSELECT® products to fellow poultry farmers.