2002 Ag Innovator of the year: Pet Care Systems

Swheat Scoop, a renewably-sourced cat litter, was initially made by Pet Care Systems—now part of Farmers Union Industries.

“Our product is all natural, because it’s 100 percent wheat,” says Tom Moses, director of operations for Pet Care Systems, located in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. “The natural side of the market is growing, and we’re positioned to take advantage of it.”

“AURI and their laboratories have been instrumental in improving the cost factors of the product,” explains Farmers Union Industries’ Chuck Neece. “They have worked on the processes that impact the efficacy of the product, tightening down quality control specs, so the product became more consistent for the consumer.”