Burkmann Feeds began operations when longtime friends and University of Kentucky classmates David Williams and Jerry Germann, came together to found the company, purchasing what had been a Purina facility in Danville KY in 1978. When discussions began as to what to call their company, they decided that a merger of parts of their own names made sense. Dr. Williams proposed the Burks name from his mother’s side of the family. When combined with the last syllable of Jerry Germann’s surname, Burkmann announced itself loud and clear. The growth Burkmann Feeds has experienced over the past 30 years has been dramatic with 14 businesses currently operating under our direction.
The Bowling Green Burkmann plant is unique to the Burkmann family of businesses. We are a specialty manufacturer of high-quality bird seed sold to retailers throughout the United States. We also provide custom mixes for many retailers and coops. We custom mix a private label for a major franchise exclusively devoted to bird enthusiast. Our own brand of Song of America wild bird seed has been given a new look and is being sold throughout the US.