History of Better Forage


Our History

  • We are a family owned company with over 100+ years of farming and agriculture history. As agriculture producers, we know the importance to the dairyman, feedlot and grower to be able to preserve the financial and nutritional value of ag commodities that are fed and produced.
  • Better Forage (previously Mountain West Tarp & Cover) history goes back as far as 2007. Toby Anderson started covering his first silage pile south of Holyoke, Colorado. He used the customers loader and chained a gate panel to the bucket and loaded all of the tires by hand. He has built the business working countless hours in the harvest season, building a solid company with integrity and honesty. He has increased the business substantially and is now running as much as 6 silage covering crews throughout the hay and silage season.
  • In 2011, Jared Anderson started installing and renting his first Inland Hay Tarps for a customer in Crook, Colorado. He hauled them in the back of his Suburban with 300,000 miles and no A/C. He continued to grow the tarping business with a lot of hard work, sweat, and sleepless nights. We now have up to 3 hay tarping crews out in the busy season installing and stretching tarps within a 150 mile radius of Haxtun
  • In 2019, Toby and Jared Anderson combined the silage covering and hay covering services. By doing so, they were able to utilize the same trucks, equipment, and labor to more efficiently serve their customers.
  • In 2020, Mountain West Tarp & Cover joined forces with Better Forage. With this combination of quality forage and feed companies we will be able to add even more value for our customers then before. The partnership will provide the great sale and service knowledge that Mountain West Tarp & Cover provides along with added expertise from Better Forage, who prides themselves on the best forage preservation products and knowledge to apply these great products.
  • Today our product line ups are continually growing, and we are aligning ourselves with the best forage companies and educators in the industry. Our goal is to provide solutions for any of your feed and forage needs. We encourage you to reach out to us on any products that could help your operation.