Hallway Feeds Technical Services Team Member Steve Caddel announced his retirement after 30 years with the company. The Uvalde, Texas native, Caddel began working for Hallway Feeds in technical services and sales in April of 1991. While working at Hallway Feeds, Caddel served the Thoroughbred community, balancing science with real-world knowledge of horses to advise clients on feed choices.
“I was out on the farm seeing the horses,” Caddel said. “When we would try something new, I could see if it was working or not. That allowed me to bring useful information back to [Hallway Feeds]. It wasn't anything planned, that's just how it evolved.”
Caddel has been part of several of Hallway Feeds' initiatives, including the incorporation of body condition score data into growth management, a growth study with Kentucky Equine Research resulting from the collection of weight and height data of thousands of horses being fed the feeds, and the advent of using information gleaned from radiographs to pinpoint joint issues.
“Having weighed, measured and body condition scored more Thoroughbreds than any other individual worldwide, Steve has led Hallway Feeds in collecting the largest set of growth data on the breed in the world,” said Lee Hall, vice president of Hallway Feeds.
Caddell will conclude his tenure with Hallway following an upcoming collaboration between the company and KER's Dr. Joe Pagan. The seminar will center around the results of many years of growth data compared to health records, sales results, and performance records.