"Plant Protien Products"? "Grain Products"? "Processed Grain By-Products"? "Animal Protien Products"?
What vague ingredient descriptions. I am not knocking your feed, and I respect that everyone has reasons for feeding what they do, for sure. I just far prefer knowing what I am actually feeding (in much the same way I prefer to know what I'm actually eating in a product). I could guess about what these specific ingredients mean all day long and never really know for sure. I once contacted a feed company to ask exactly what their plant protein products were and what their by-products were and they declined to tell me. This is especially frustrating for people that have allergies to some grains and legumes commonly used as protein and filler in feeds.
I can only guess that not labeling specific products is for a few reasons... perhaps they are not keen on their average customer knowing what the quality of their top ingredients is? Or perhaps the formulation changes depending on what is available at the lowest costs... which is understandable, but no less frustrating if it means that the nutritional content changes for the customer depending on what the company adds. This would be less frustrating if it wasn't the main bulk of the feed components.
I trust my feed far more when they list specifically what the actual ingredients are. Then I can at least make an informed choice. Even when they list a 'product' they let you know what it actually is (e.g. "Roughage Product (organic wheat middlings)") I know it's a 'fancy expensive' organic feed, but honestly I'd be happy to buy a normal feed if only they would openly label their feed and stopped putting so much trash into it.
Organic Field Peas, Organic Corn, Organic Oats, Organic Wheat, Calcium Carbonate, Fish Meal, Organic Alfalfa Meal, Organic Flaxseed, Organic Rice Bran, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Dried Organic Kelp, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Yeast Culture, Roughage Product (organic wheat middlings),Organic Sunflower Oil, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Menadione Nicotinamide Bisulfite Complex, D-Calcium Pantothenic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Dried fermentation product of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Dried fermentation product of Lactobacillus casei, , Dried fermentation product of Lactobacillus plantarum, Dried fermentation product of Enterococcus faecium, Dried fermentation product of Bacillus coagulans, Dried fermentation product of Bacillus licheniformis, and Dried fermentation product of Bacillus subtilis.