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Help! How do buy bulk feed?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by HidingInTheHenHouse, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know there are farmers in Indiana that must buy feed in bulk, but I can't figure out where they are buying it. I've called several mills, but they don't seem to mill the products into feed there, just minimal processing.

    Anyone know how I can find this information?

    I'm looking to buy 1 ton for our next batch of meat birds. We just processed 31 last Saturday, and have sold out in less than a week, and my aunt just broke us into a whole new market at the high end private school she works for.
     
  2. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never mind. Found one that will custom mix, and they're close!
     
  3. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
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    Do you have any Amish communities near?..Larger ones..they usually have a feed mill.

    We have two local feed stores that do custom milling..also if there is an area near with dairies..they do custom bulk milling also.
     
  4. UncleHoot

    UncleHoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious what price you're paying for a ton. I by a concentrate mix, then buy local corn to mix with it, and have it ground. I save about $3 per 50 lb bag over what I'd pay if I bought it by the bag. It works out to about $360/ton for me.
     
  5. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With a custom mix, going by Joel Salatin's recipe, minus the Nutribalancer & probiotics, it is $410 per ton.
     

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