Feed Price Roll Back --- Wow

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Fred's Hens, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Since we were heading in that direction yesterday, I stopped in at the feed mill. I was surprised to find a solid price roll back on the layer mash.

    $17.75 for hundred pounds. That only $8.86 a 50 lbs. That is HALF what our TSC charges for Layena. Wonderful. Yes, it is mash, which I like, and yes, it is local ground. This is Hubbard Feed, a respected name in the feed business. It is complete 17% protein layer feed. Excellent.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    <~~~~~ Jealous
     
  3. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    What a great deal! I was at TSC last week and asked for help in loading a 50lb bag of chick feed into my cart. The mgr helped me. There was a bag that had a hole in it that was taped up - but the bag was only about 1/2 full. He asked if I wanted it for $5 off the regular price. That didn't sound like a good deal to me. So I said, no I'd take a full bag at the regular price. He then said - what if I sold you the half full bag for $1. Now THAT was a deal! Sold!
     
  4. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you in MI? I'm paying that for a 50 lb bag right now.
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Country Feed, Mio, MI
     
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    As am I. Cheapest I've been able to find locally if $13.25 a bag. Purina priced me out of their market last year.
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    What a find!
     
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I've been dealing with the feed mill for about a year. I've been paying 19.75 so the roll back to $17.75 was very happily received. This takes some pressure off our egg business. There is a limit to what our customers can pay. This helps our margin, so I'm pleased not to have to face the impossible choice of having to decrease our margin or raise egg prices. Glad to postpone that decision a whole lot longer.

    By the way, this is BYOB, or Bring Your Own Bag. [​IMG]
     
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  9. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    I know the post is old but had to comment. I am jealous!

    The cheapest I have found anywhere is a brand called Kalmbach which is $14.99 for a #50 bag. I'm still feeding it which is a 22% starter/grower. I'll be switching to layer the next bag I need and it is a few bucks cheaper, Same company!
     
  10. 7961

    7961 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been feeding Kalmbach 20% Starter feed for about a month now. So far so good. The birds like it. The last bags that I bought were $13.50 per 50 lb bag.
     

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