The Staff

Tim Prior Donna Prior

Tim and Donna Prior

My agriculture beginnings started in high school while picking stones for a local farmer. My interest in agriculture grew; taking me to Ridgetown Agriculture College where I exceled with this new passion. But that’s not all I found at college, I met my amazing farm girl Donna who I am honoured and privileged to call my wife for over 30 years. Together we have raised three wonderful children, Nathan, Taylor and Emily, we are so grateful that they all live and work in Huron County.

I started with Brussels Agri Services in September of 1995. Shortly thereafter I realized I loved working for them and I saw a potential for personal satisfaction, profitability and growth. I knew this is what I wanted to do for a living. Two years later my wife Donna and I purchased the business. It is truly amazing to be doing what you have a passion for. I love and enjoy my work, I find satisfaction in helping our agriculturally based customers every day.

Brussels Agri Services Ltd. is a longtime Masterfeeds dealer of livestock feed and nutrition. We have an array of agricultural products; we carry livestock supplies, feeders, animal handling equipment and animal management equipment.

We are a leader in fence and grazing solutions for our livestock clients. Installing fence systems and recommending best management practices is our specialty. We work alongside our long time business partners Gallagher Animal Management. This relationship has been immensely beneficial to our success in the pasture and grazing industry.

Our humble beginning started with 3 employees and now has grown to 12-14 incredible staff focusing on the customer.

In 2003 we decided to expand our offering and client base; the idea came from a Masterfeeds retailer Cowtown in Regina. We began the process of building our additional retail outlet the Cowboy Loft. This addition was an instant hit and has brought us a whole new range of clients. This business provides a great selection of western wear. We carry shirts, hats, jeans, boots, giftware and more. We also carry a wide range of equine products including saddles, reins, ropes, supplements and much more.

The Cowboy Loft is a must see for all!

We have carried show supplies for the past 10 years, and in 2015 we expanded that section, we built a further addition to better serve our clients. We have been partners for a long time with Weaver Leather, this addition allowed us to carry more of their product line that focuses on the cattle and sheep industry. The show supplies are a wonderful niche market that fits well with our business goals! The show supplies industry allows us to serve the future farmers of Huron County and surrounding areas, as many of the products are used for 4H shows. We are proud to support many of the local 4H shows in our area.

We expanded again in 2018 in our fencing department by adding a second installation crew, to be able to serve our clients quickly with the best equipment and installers.

Being a part of the local community is always something we pride ourselves in, we hold an annual Grazing Meeting and an annual Pasture Walk and Talk that is free for clients and members of our community. We support many local agricultural events and we are happy to be a community minded business. We strive to constantly add value to our agricultural community and enjoy meeting the needs of our clients.

Beth Crawford

Beth Crawford

Beth is the Bookkeeper, Account Manager. She has a Diploma in Accounting and has worked as a Bookkeeper for 30 years. Beth and her husband Don live in Brussels.Beth and Don have two children, both married. Amy lives and works in Stratford, Jason lives and works in Brussels. She has experience with computers and various accounting programs and specialized in Farm Tax

Trevor Elliot

Trevor Elliot

Trevor Elliott has been with Brussels agri services for over 9 years as the head of the fencing department. He lives in Staffa on the family farm with his wife Loni and 2 beautiful children Hannah and Lorne. Trevor currently boards horses which include his 2 personal horses Mic & Elly. When Trevor is not working, he enjoys camping and four wheeling weekend trips with friends.

Kalvin Fischer

Kalvin Fischer

Kalvin Fischer currently lives in Bluevale and joined our team in 2002. Kalvin is our full time feed truck driver. Kalvin has a great sense of humour and always seems to have a smile on his face. He is always willing to have a good chat.

Doug Marriott

Doug Marriott

Doug Marriott is our Feed and Livestock Advisor. Doug resides in the hamlet of Whitechurch with his wife Susan. Doug brings with him 25 years experience in the feed industry. He and his family raise and show purebred Black Angus cattle.

Trudy Ryan

Trudy Ryan

Trudy lives outside Brussels with her husband Greg and daughter Amber. Trudy is our Cowboy Loft manger and is also a horse lover herself. She is knowledgeable with all the horse products in our tack shop and can offer assistance and advice with horse care. Trudy is very customer oriented and is willing to go the extra mile to help you find what you're looking for.

Jess Jorritsma

Jess Jorritsma

Jess lives just outside the village of Brussels with her husband Josh, her three daughters Alice, Saleena and Elsy and their German Sheppard Tex. Jess also has a mini horse named Lucy, a flock of layers and enjoys feeding a few cows! Jess is also passionate about health and wellness and is a personal trainer offering group fitness classes. She is an expert on the Gallagher Animal Management Program & can assist you with any questions you may have! Jess also looks after our feed and product order desk.

Emily Baker

Emily Baker

Born and raised just outside Brussels on her families Limousin cow/calf operation. Growing up she showed cattle in 4-H. She currently has a buckskin mare named Peppy. They enjoy team sorting, cowboy challenges, trail riding and non-stop learning! Emily has two dogs at home, a Yorkie named Jax and a German Sheppard named Diesel! Emily will be here to assist you with all your Agricultural and Western needs.

Melissa Veldman

Melissa Veldman

Melissa grew up on a Dairy farm south of Varna and now dairy farms with her husband Will, their daughter Faith and son Jack outside of Hensall. In her spare time she volunteers with 4-H. She is a passionate traveller and enjoys spending time with her family. She is a personal development lover and enjoys the work of Tony Robbins, Rachel Hollis and many others. Melissa obtained her degree in Horticulture and is very passionate about agriculture. She can answer any question on the TSI Animal Management System and is always willing to help our customers at Brussels Agri and the Cowboy Loft.

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