Our Founder


Raymond Orwig, Sr. 
June 20, 1931 – June 3, 1991

Midcontinent Livestock Supplements (MLS ® ) was incorporated as a family owned business in 1987 but has been manufacturing all natural protein, high performance, low-moisture cooked molasses tub supplements since the early 1980’s. MLS ® tub products provide controlled, consistent supplement delivery to almost all species of livestock. When considering the available options for nutrition delivery, MLS ® provides a well-rounded product line to supplement any forage based or range feeding program.

Founder, Raymond Orwig, developed this supplement delivery strategy to provide balanced, common sense nutrition, allow a producer to control supplement costs through regulating consumption, and lower the non-feed costs associated with supplementing livestock. Through specific formulations, and the inclusion of dried aspergillus oryzae in the MLS ® formulations, MLS ® tub supplements will increase forage utilization, resulting in the animal extracting more nutrients from the available forage. 

The MLS ® patented manufacturing process is a critical component in controlling consumption. This proven process basically extracts the moisture from the liquid ingredients used, then blends in the necessary dry ingredients to achieve the formulation specifications desired. This carefully regulated process protects and encapsulates the dry ingredients which results in consistent nutrient intake, and allows for a longer shelf life. MLS ® tubs will lower the cost of supplementing by eliminating wasted feed due to weather, aggressive animals, and spillage, which are often associated with other forms of supplementing. 

MLS ® remains a family owned corporation operated by a Management Team (including two of Raymond Orwig’s sons), a Production Team, and a Sales Team who are second to none in the low moisture molasses supplement industry. Their many years of individual experience combined with mutual respect for their founder’s dedication to integrity, quality and performance has formed an unequaled level of ability, knowledge, and professionalism to service the needs of livestock producers. 

The bottom line to supplementation is to provide the nutrition your animals need as cost effectively as possible. MLS ® tub supplements do just that! By managing supplement intake, and delivering controlled consistent high-quality nutrition that is readily available to your animals, MLS ® tub supplements can help you reach your production targets.