Diatomaceous Earth

One of the ingredients I love in the SweetPro products is Diatomaceous Earth (DE). This ingredient is particularly helpful and important as we approach the fly season.

In recent years, DE has come to the forefront in benefiting both animals and humans alike. Many customers use DE as an all-natural method of internal parasite reduction and/or elimination.

DE is a fine white powdery substance that can be fed alone, or in the case of the SweetPro products, can be added directly to our products. The EquiLix horse tubs and the Diatomate cattle and goat tubs come standard with DE.

Here is what Holistic Horse says about DE:
"The tiny Diatom shells are not a food. They do not digest (except some of the trace minerals), they pass all the way through the body. Everything it does is either physical action or electrical action. The Diatom shell is a little cylinder full of holes. It resembles Rice Chex cereal. The cylinders have a powerful negative charge and the holes are the right size to absorb positively charged viruses and bacteria, hold them, and take them out of the body. Each shell can hold and neutralize many positive particles. Mixed with feed or eaten free choice the cylinders, by the millions, pass through the stomach and intestines and destroy parasites with absolutely no side effect to the animal. This is a physical action, not a chemical action. Flies are a major problem where large groups of animals or birds are confined, especially close to populated areas. Companies and individuals spend a lot of time and money trying to solve this problem usually with little success. Along with the flies there is always odor and that can be as big a problem as the flies themselves. The solution is an all natural product with no harmful side effects it’s not a drug, not a chemical and you feed it to your animals! As a result of proper feeding fly larvae cannot hatch in the manure."

Feeding DE alone has some drawbacks, however. It is incredibly dusty and may lead to breathing problems. This drawback is resolved when the DE is added to the SweetPro products. You receive all the benefits of DE without the downside of the dust.

--Lisa Rasmussen


4-H SweetPro Sponsorship: Ethan Winden

We at Agape Distributors, LLC, are strong supporters of 4-H. In fact, we were 4-Hers ourselves! In February 2014 we selected several Adams County 4-Hers to receive SweetPro feed supplements and report back on their results with it! Read their updates here.


August 2014
August 13, 2014
Fair is finally over 'til next year. I came in 4th place and sold my market beef at the sale for $4,600. I am very happy with the outcome, and I want to thank you again for the opportunity to use Agape feed supplement.

July 2014
July 29, 2014: 
Finally, fair time! The month of July has been very busy for me and my market steer Si. I think we are ready for fair. I feel using the feed supplement has benefited my steer a lot with his overall appearance and weight gain. I would have liked him to finish better, but I feel it's his breed. I guess we will see on judging day how well he does. I want to thank you again for the opportunity to have the feed supplement.

June 2014
June 29, 2014:  
I cannot believe June is almost over. Summer heat is here. I have had a lot of time to work with my steer this month. I have increased his grain to 2 5-gallon buckets in the morning and the evening. He gets 2 scoops of supplement per 5-gallon bucket. I feel his overall appearance is looking good. He is muscling in front and back. We have 1 more month to go. One thing I dislike about my project is all the time and effort I put into my steer (he is like my best friend), and then I have to sell him. 

May 29, 2014:
May 2014
I am so glad summer break is here. Now that summer is here, I have had more time to exercise my steer. I have increased his grain to a 5-gallon bucket with 2 scoops of SweetPro in the morning and evening. I feel with SweetPro that my steer's weight gain and overall appearance have improved. I still have a lot of work ahead of me before Fair.

April 30, 2014:
The weather is getting warmer, so I will be able to get my steer's winter coat brushed off. I feel that the supplement has helped with his appearance. We are going on the 2nd month with the supplement, so we probably will see a big difference by the end of May.

April 2014
April 14, 2014:
I feed my steer twice a day with the SweetPro supplement, he loves his grain. I haven't noticed a difference yet because he is still shedding his winter coat. As the days are starting to get warmer and daylight longer, I will have more time to work with my steer. 


4-H SweetPro Sponsorship: Megan Durland

We at Agape Distributors, LLC, are strong supporters of 4-H. In fact, we were 4-Hers ourselves! In February 2014 we selected several Adams County 4-Hers to receive SweetPro feed supplements and report back on their results with it! Read their updates here.


August 2014
August 8, 2014:
Fair was amazing! I got grand champion Western, grand champion English, grand champion ranch horse, first in showmanship and first in goat tying! I had such a fun time with Danson! Agape has worked so well for my horse! One challenge I had at fair was Danson getting really dirty in the morning so I had to spot clean him, but other that that fair went really smoothly, and I had a great time!

August 2014
August 2, 2014:
Fair for Danson and me has been going great! I got all firsts on Western day with him. He was so good for me at fair, and I am so proud of what we have accomplished. In our showmanship class we also got a first. Agape supplements have been great the entire season!

July 26, 2014
July 26, 2014:
The first day we show horses at fair starts tomorrow! I'm really excited! We show ranch horse and showmanship tomorrow. I will also be showing Western, English, and speed. We have to wash the horses and ride today. Danson has been doing great on SweetPro!

June 30, 2014
June 30, 2014:
Danson is doing very well! There was a show yesterday that didn't go too well in all the classes, but I won Western pleasure and English equitation. I am leaving for vacation in Nebraska, and I will miss the horses a lot! Since we have extra SweetPro feed, we have started my dad's horse, Nickel, on it. He loves eating it. The horses are in great health, and we are very lucky.

June 23, 2014
June 23, 2014:
This month I have been working very hard with Danson. We have gone a step up from 4-H shows and have gone to an APHA/AQHA/open show in Moab, Utah, and an APHA/AQHA show in Loveland. At the Moab show I got three circuit awards. Danson and I have a horse show on June 29, next weekend. I showed our other horse Nickel at a ranch horse show yesterday and got high point in novice and a buckle! Danson is doing well on the SweetPro he has eaten. He tries to sift through it because he doesn't like the taste. But he has been eating some, and his hooves and coat look amazing!

June 12, 2014:
My project has been a huge success so far! I have done not only 4-H shows but APHA and open shows with my paint gelding, Danson. I am looking forward to fair! Danson's coat looks amazing and has shed out very nicely! He is healthy and his hooves have little to no cracks in them. I have done some trail rides with him, and he has done great! I mainly show Dan in showmanship, halter, Western pleasure, trail, and horsemanship. I also do hunter under saddle and hunt seat equitation. Our most recent success is 3 circuit awards at a horse show in Moab, Utah. Danson is the best horse ever!

May 2014
May 27, 2014:
Some fun things I have done with my horse so far was go on some trail rides. I enjoy them and so does Danson. We have been showing a lot lately, and some classes I have done really well in are Western pleasure, trail, showmanship, and English pleasure. Danson (Dan) was very energetic and antsy yesterday because we hadn't ridden him for a week. He had gotten new shoes so we gave him a break. I rode bareback today, and he did really well. We went over some poles to practice trail. Dan has really slicked off nicely and looks great!

April 2014
April 10, 2014:
This week Danson and I are prepping for our first show of the season. I plan on doing western pleasure, trail, showmanship, and horsemanship with him. We have been practicing every day all week. The arenas at the fairgrounds just got new sand, and Danson for some reason does not like to back in the deep sand. So I hope he does well at the show. But he has been doing great with patterns. His hooves and coat look really well since he has been on SweetPro!

4-H SweetPro Sponsorship: Aleya Park

We at Agape Distributors, LLC, are strong supporters of 4-H. In fact, we were 4-Hers ourselves! In February 2014 we selected several Adams County 4-Hers to receive SweetPro feed supplements and report back on their results with it! Read their updates here.


September 3, 2014
This was definitely an interesting project to be a part of. It was hard to feed the supplement to only one of our goats, because we as we pulled Molly out to feed, the rest of the herd knew she was getting something good and they were not. They didn't think that was fair but Molly loved it. I did not do the goat project at fair because it was a conflict with my other projects. Because I did not have market animals I did not win any money at the fair, but overall I did learn more about my animals than I had in the past and even came home with some new animals. I'm looking forward to next year.

August 2014
August 8, 2014:
Summer seems to be flying by. We spent 10 days at fair with all of our different animals. Molly came for the gymkhana events of goat tying, but we did not show goats after that. We are now trying to breed Molly again and are hopeful for late or early February babies. We are nearly getting attacked when we go to feed now--Molly definitely knows when her grain and supplements are coming. 

July 2014
July 7, 2014:
This month my goat, Molly, is still looking great. I went on vacation in June with my grandparents and brother. While I was away, my mom and dad took care of my animals. When I came back home to Colorado my goat walked right up to me and wanted to be pet. I enjoyed being away on vacation, and I also appreciated having my parents take care of my goat. Thanks for the supplements!

June 2014
June 3, 2014:
This month has been mixed. The goats are loving their new barn and run. But with all the extra exercise Molly seems to have dropped some weight. So we are going to up our Agape supplements to try to help her gain some of her weight back. We are having a hard time keeping the other goats away from it--we literally have to remove Molly from the goat pen and feed her separately. We had to stop milking Molly when my great-grandma died, as we were out of town for a week with no one to milk her. I am bummed about that.

April 2014
April 8, 2014:
My goat, Molly, has been doing much better with her weight, spine and her coat. Her babies also had a few bites, and they filled out and grew a lot faster than I thought. It was sad to see them go, but this isn't about them. Molly has been doing great: we had a few problems before with her weight right after she gave birth but I don't think it was the supplements. I personally think it was the kids and them jumping on her back. That's why her spine was rough (meaning that you could feel it and there wasn't enough muscle there) there most of the time. After we bumped up the supplements and got rid of the kids she is doing fine now. We just started milking her a week ago, and her milk seems rich, and she is giving a good amount of milk. Thanks for giving me this opportunity. My goat has definitely improved since before we started.

4-H SweetPro Sponsorship: Jessica Jacobucci

We at Agape Distributors, LLC, are strong supporters of 4-H. In fact, we were 4-Hers ourselves! In February 2014 we selected several Adams County 4-Hers to receive SweetPro feed supplements and report back on their results with it! Read their updates here.


August 2014
August 7, 2014:
Well, fair is over, and it has been a wonderful experience raising my market lamb this year. I learned a lot about raising and feeding my market lamb. I learned that proper nutrition and good exercise contribute to a finished lamb. I would like to thank Lisa for the opportunity to try Agape on my lamb, I think it really helped him grow and perform well. He grew from 58 lbs to 123 lbs at fair time. I plan to continue with my market lamb project next year and will buy a couple of more lambs in the spring.

June 2014
June 30, 2014:
June has been a very crazy month. Lots of fun things happening with my sheep. During June I got to participate in a jackpot show. Manny did OK at the show, but it showed me that I really need to work with him more on showmanship.  Then I got to take Manny to the JB Massey Lamb Camp. It was lots of fun, and we spent lots of time learning about showing a sheep and fitting them. I am really enjoying working with my lamb this year.

May 31, 2014
May 31, 2014:
I have been spending lots of time working with my lambs. I get up early every morning and run them for about 20 minutes. I then take them for a walk every afternoon. I also spend time teaching them how to walk and brace. They are growing so big. I am feeding the SweetPro to Manny and not to Ellie. I can't wait to see the results. Raising a market lamb is hard work, besides just exercising them, I also have chores to do. I need to make sure that their pens are clean. Shoveling out the stall is probably my least favorite part of the project, but it has to be done.

May 20, 2014
May 20, 2014:
I have just started halter breaking my lamb, Manny. It is a lot of hard work. He can be very hard to catch in his pen. I have figured out that he walks better when I walk him by his head rather than by a halter. I just split the stall that Manny and my ewe, Ellie, share so that they don't have to share food. I am giving the SweetPro to Manny and not to Ellie. Everything else I am doing the same for them. I will be curious to see the differences between them at the end of the summer. Plus, I have just started exercising them, too. It's a lot of hard work, but not as hard as training him to brace. Even so, I am up to the challenge of my market lamb, Manny.

4-H SweetPro Sponsorship: Emma Hamilton

We at Agape Distributors, LLC, are strong supporters of 4-H. In fact, we were 4-Hers ourselves! In February 2014 we selected several Adams County 4-Hers to receive SweetPro feed supplements and report back on their results with it! Read their updates here.


July 2014
August 2014:
I finished showing Minnie the last day of July, and I had a lot of fun! This was my first year doing showmanship, and we got penned and placed 6th! I was kind of surprised and very excited. Minnie weighed in at 280 lbs and got 3rd place in market. This year I had a lot of fun, and she sold for $1,100 without add-ons which I thought was awesome because I was hoping for $700 maybe $800 if I was lucky. I taught little kids how to show with Minnie, and they had fun and I thought it was fun to watch. We're feeding my other pig out, and he's looking better with the supplements. I really appreciate this opportunity, and I'm very thankful!

July 2014

July 2014:
Unfortunately, both of my naughty pigs ripped out their ear tags this year. One major thing I noticed is Minnie's scar from where it did get torn out is significantly better looking than Oscar's. Oscar's scar doesn't look terrible, but it's definitely more noticeable than Minnie's. Hers scarred up like her notching and healed faster than Oscar's. That's my favorite thing to have seen within this project. I'm happy hers looks good because she's definitely my better-looking pig.

June 2014:
June 2014
My pig Minnie has been doing very well on the supplement. One of the difficulties I faced was making sure my other pig didn't get it, but we figured it out. I'm noticing it's improving her hair. It hasn't ever really been bad but in my opinion it is looking and feeling better. Another thing I noticed was that her body is getting more filled out, and the muscle definition is evening out. She needs to have a bigger lion that's more defined, and I think the supplement is helping. One of my favorite parts about pigs is seeing how they grow and change. She definitely looks different since she's been on the product, and I'm looking forward to the finished product and how she'll do at fair.

Sheep: Great Success & Savings with SweetPro Feed Supplements

Deborah M. Terry, in Franktown, Colorado has had great success and savings using SweetPro's Sheep Licks

"Starting in 2013 when the price of hay went out of site, MTH Farm decided to test SweetPro’s Sheep Licks to the limit.  Instead of purchasing poor hay (for a high price) we purchased 4x4x8 bales of corn stalks (which were $80.00 dollars a bale) and feed our expecting ewes 95% corn stalks and SweetPro Sheep Licks, the other 5% was Alfalfa hay (average quality).

The end results were amazing - The ewes maintained their weight and condition and each ewe in the first group to Lamb produced either twins or triplets weighing between 5.5 and 8.5 pounds at birth.  The overall cost savings were more than we ever expected.  If SweetPro Sheep licks can do this for MTH Farm just think what it could do for your flock.

Just another reason MTH Farm is proud to be a dealer of such great products."

Deborah M. Terry
DMT Enterprises, Inc.
1382 Flintwood Road
Franktown, CO 80116
303-688-3266 Office/Farm
303-618-0768 Cell


Horse: Waelti Horse Farm Success Story

Marcy and Dale Waelti of Waelti Horse Farm in Brooklyn, WI has had great success using SweetPro’s EquiPride and EquiLix! 

“We, at Waelti Horse Farm, have found EquiPride to be a great supplement for our horses and ponies.  We began feeding it when our Arabian and one of our Haflingers started having some trouble with digestive upsets. They have been quite healthy since then. The Haflinger had always had hard stools and strained to pass stool. Now she can go fairly easily and the stool is much softer. Aside from having a softer stool our Arabian has a new sense of calm about him. He has always been high spirited but easily tipped over to unconfident and wanted to leave. We now notice that he remains calm much longer. Recently we have noticed that they are eating less yet maintaining their good weight. In the spring we plan to put the rest of the herd on EquiPride or EquiLix”

Marcy and Dale Waelti
Waelti Horse Farm
W1065 State Rd 92 , Brooklyn, WI  53521

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Horse: Success Story Using SweetPro's EquiPride with her Stallions!

Elaine Morgan in Bennett, Colorado, has had great success using SweetPro’s EquiPride with her stallions!

“Since starting SweetPro’s EquiPride and EquiLix our stallions' sperm counts have stayed more consistent during heavy breeding seasons. They have great hair coats that shed out well. And they maintain great weight on less hay than before. Mare conception on first breeding is up even on old mares. I want to thank you for such a great product!”

Elaine Morgan
Starlight Farms 
455 A CR 137, Bennett,CO 80102
(303) 870-7201

Pictured Above: King Bijou  

Pictured Above: Two l'd Boonerang

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Horse: (Mare/Foal) Success using SweetPro's EquiPride!

Elaine Morgan in Bennett, Colorado, has had great success using SweetPro’s EquiPride with her broodmares and foals!

“Just a line to let you know how well the tubs are working for our broodmares. Since we have been using the tubs our mares are looking better, conception rates for first cover have improved from 70% to 90% (that includes mares brought in by clients), mares are utilizing feed better and cutting down on hay costs, and our foals are weaning at a better size and weight.
I have had a couple of older broodmares that had a hard time with healing up post foaling and some foals with minor leg issues. Since feeding the tubs and adding SweetPro’s EquiPride to their grain all issues have righted themselves. Thanks for a great product! ”

Elaine Morgan
Starlight Farms, Bennett,CO
(303) 870-7201

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Horse: Great Success using SweetPro's EquiPride and EquiLix

Elaine Morgan in Bennett, Colorado, has had great success using SweetPro’s EquiPride and EquiLix with her trail horse!

“I'm so glad that we found EquiPride and EquiLix a few years ago! My mare is 24 years old and has flourished with your lick tubs and feed supplement. Before we started using EquiPride she did not have a slick hair coat. Now she shines even in winter. She holds weight well, and most people don't believe she's 24 years old. She still trail rides and works cattle. An added benefit is that EquiPride helps her utilize her feed better because she has trouble eating hay with her aged teeth. Thank you for your products!”

Elaine Morgan
Starlight Farms, Bennett,CO
(303) 870-7201

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Horse: Great Success Using SweetPro’s EquiPride and EquiLix

Darcy Carr of New Raymer’s Colorado Cattle Company has had great success using SweetPro’s EquiPride and EquiLix with the ranch’s horses!

"We have a real, working-cattle ranch with the amenities of a fine resort ( Guests do the branding and vaccination of calves; they also sort, gather and drive cattle to pastures and water and learn team penning, roping, and advanced riding skills. We have a full liquor license and excellent food in this adult-only retreat. In addition to our indoor pool and sauna, our cabins are cozy and private.
Cattle work is a priority and whatever time is left in the day is focused on cowboy school. School time is whatever the guests desire to learn—be it roping, team penning, learning to read and sort cattle, moving cattle, and even playing games in our indoor or outdoor arena.

We came to know of EquiLix through our veterinarian, Dr. Paul Fornstrom, of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. As hay varies in quality, I wanted to make sure our horses were getting a well-rounded diet. If the hay isn’t the best quality, the supplements would balance out their diet. If hay is good, they don’t need as much. We equate it to giving your child a multi-vitamin each day. It just helps boost their overall nutrition.

The tubs work great for us because we have 82 horses. Feeding them individually each day is not always possible. Our guests compliment us on the condition of our horses all the time. I think the product speaks for itself— the quality of the product is reflected in the condition of our horses. We have horses ranging in age from three to upper 20s. They ALL look and feel good. When our horses develop arthritis or are just getting up there in age, they are retired and live out their lives here on the ranch. They are not traded or sold because they are no longer able to “work.” They’ve earned their retirement and deserve to live their lives out on the ranch where I know they will be treated properly through all their days."

Darcy Carr
Colorado Cattle Company and Guest Ranch
70008 County Road 132
New Raymer, CO 80742


Horse: Success Story SweetPro's EquiPride and EquiLix

Monika Courtney of Evergreen, CO, has had great success using SweetPro’s EquiPride and EquiLix with her horses! 

  “We got our first horse, Moon, nine years ago. She had stifle problems and an injured knee, which led to arthritis. She was only four at that time. My daughter was in 4-H where we found EquiPride. I attended a seminar to find out more, and what I learned made me a believer. We put Moon on the product, and she improved. Her stiffness went away, and she seemed more comfortable.
We now have four horses, and all of them have been on EquiPride for years. They've never had health issues, no colics, their coats are beautiful, and their feet in great shape. I rescued a little filly who had a bad start in life, and she blossomed under EquiPride. She craved the product so much after coming to us that it told me she had serious deficiencies in nutrition.
I now also foster two Mustang orphans. They love EquiPride. I have an EquiLix in their paddock, to which they took immediately. I also give the bag product once a day. Their disposition has greatly improved, along with their look, coats, and all-over appearance. I recommend this product to everyone. It is the only one you'll need--it has all the benefits a horse needs for whatever situation. Eight years of EquiPride convinced me! Thank you, SweetPro, for making it!”

Monika Courtney