Border Valley Group

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Border Valley Trading and affiliated companies have been positioned in the Ag space to leverage and scale opportunities presented in forage sourcing, protein production, and green logistics.

Border Valley Trading supplies in excess of two-hundred thousand tons of forage products to customers across the globe, focusing on Asian markets. From its two processing facilities in Brawley and Turlock Border Valley is able to source forage hay from: California, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Utah. This gives the company the ability to fit many customers’ needs and adds variety to a trusted name since 1989.

The partners of Border Valley Trading also own Mesquite Cattle Feeders, an established third-generation feedlot with a capacity of 40,000 head. Located in the Imperial Valley, Mesquite was one of the first feedlots and has been feeding cattle since the 1940’s. The knowledge and expertise gained through ruminant feeding at Mesquite, better equips Border Valley Trading to understand the needs and demands of beef and dairy customers throughout the world. Our commitment to animal health, safety and welfare at Mesquite extends beyond our own cattle and feeding operation. It drives the culture at both companies and it’s a big reason why we are all committed to providing a “safe, quality feed” to every customer on every shipment.

BVT Expands Natural Gas Fleet

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Border Valley Trading recently expanded their liquefied natural gas (LNG) fleet by adding 8 new tractors to their Brawley location. BVT deployed the Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Cummins ISX 12-G Nat Gas Engine. New fueling equipment was also deployed using the Greenfix mobile LCNG fueling platform. BVT currently owns and operates 27 LNG powered units and looks forward to an additional expansion of 10 - ISX 12-G units for the Turlock operation later this year.

One Half Million Miles

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Reaching the 500,000 mile mark with LNG powered Kenworth T800’s

Border Valley Trading continues to find ways to help lower emissions and fuel costs. In 2008, the company began a transition from diesel powered trucks to LNG powered trucks by acquiring 20 of the liquefied natural gas-powered (LNG) Kenworth T800s. The trucks are equipped with the Westport Innovations LNG fuel system and Cummins ISX 15-liter engine. Two of those trucks have now surpassed 500,000 miles with the balance of the fleet to soon follow.    

In Q4 of this year, the company will add 8 Freightliner Cascadia units powered with the ISX 12L LNG engine. This expansion will be followed with a fleet conversion of 8-10 LNG tractors at their Turlock operations. The company goal is a full fleet transition from diesel to LNG powered units along with strategic fuel site development utilizing Greenfix America LLC.