When I buy bagged feeds I only get Blueseal it is better then SS, Dumor and Purina and I have never had to give the store my address so I could be contacted for recalls (that is why I switched) I do pay a dollar more a bag but since the blueseal dealer is 10 mins away and the others are 30 I feel I am breaking even saving on gas. but they are still like the other brands every moth the price is higher
I actually do not feed that much bagged feed most of my feeds are from a local farmer (4 miles away) He grows Corn,Soy,Oats and barley he mixes and mills 2000 lbs of a 16% mix for me at a time for a price that would make you cry that is what I feed to my adult ducks,geese and turkeys and the chickens when they are not locked up for breeding season.
I mix my own goat feeds with grain I buy from him and molasses, sunflower and flax meal from a feed mill.
To pay for my poultry and goat addiction I sell kids,hatching eggs,chicks started birds and adults as well as eating eggs but it is a delicate balance trying to make sure I can make enough to cover them all. This year was my first year here on my new farm so I bought 4 goats, turkeys, 3 more duck breeds and lots of new chickens I am now feeling the pinch as I look over my receipts so next year I am going to try and not buy every bird or goat I like . I promised my hubby he would not have to put out any money for my hobby.