Feed date Question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Stepnout, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Stepnout

    Stepnout Songster

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    1181869E-DDEC-494B-8AE0-AC9A7929A138.jpeg Hello folks, I have been wondering when these bags of feed were manufactured. There is no date just this lot number. Maybe there is a date in the lot # but I don’t know how to figure it out. I tried to contact Shurgain but they have been bought by Trouw Nutrtion. The mill for these batches is a 2 hourdrive away. The feed seems fresh but the tag gives no info of what is in the feed. The web site is not helpful. Hopefully when the transition is complete I can get in contact with the mill. As far as I can tell the store is just a franchise.
    Here is a picture of the tags. The lower number bag is gone now.
     
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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Have no clue.
    A lot of places use julian days(see below).
    You may have to ask your seller....or contact company.

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  3. Stepnout

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    Thanks
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    The feed I purchase (Flock Raiser) the date is on the "end tape" not on the label.
     
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Yes, I use FR too and it's on the tape....but other brands are on the tag. some are obvious(like FR) and other are incredibly obscure
     
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  6. Stepnout

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    Folks although over the years when I was training pointing dogs and raising pigeons and Bob white I really didn't wonder about the age of the feed. Now that I'm older I see the importance of fresh feed.
     
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  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    I've never bought feed that has the mill date on the tag. It's always on the end tape. As for your previous ? on the thread that we hijacked, Aart, this is the brand of feed I use. Manufactured by Kent.

    https://blueseal.com/
     
  8. Stepnout

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    I used to feed Blue Seal to my dogs quite often. It seemed ok. Many times I would purchase it in Calais Maine.
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    ...and which formulation?
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    You can add your general geographical location to your profile.
    It's easy to do, then it's always there!
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