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New local layer ration Analysis/ingredients are listed...is it good?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by littlequail21, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. littlequail21

    littlequail21 Out Of The Brooder

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    our local feed mill changed the Formula since the last time we picked up feed i wanted to get your review on how good it is?



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  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    There is two things that caught my eye and I didn't like.
    One the protein amount, to a layer feed should be at least 16% protein and if your feeding treats (scratch, table scraps etc.) they should be on at least a 18% feed.

    The other thing I saw was that there animal proteins was very low on the list, that means that they use less animal proteins than any thing listed before it. I like to see animal proteins at the top of the list, at least in the top 8 ingredients.

    Example 1
    30% protein starter -
    Dehulled soybean meal, ground corn, wheat middlings, fish meal (menhaden), porcine meat meal, dehydrated alfalfa meal, brewers dried yeast, glyceryl monostearate, soybean oil, calcium carbonate, salt, dl-methionine, choline chloride, dicalcium phosphate, mixed tocopherols (a preservative), cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), vitamin A acetate, manganous oxide, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (natural source vitamin E), zinc oxide, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized vitamin C), niacin, calcium pantothenate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (vitamin K), vitamin B12 supplement, copper sulfate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, calcium iodate, thiamin mononitrate, sodium selenite, biotin.

    Example 2
    20% breeder
    Ground corn, dehulled soybean meal, wheat middlings, calcium carbonate, fish meal (menhaden), dehydrated alfalfa meal, soybean oil, brewers dried yeast, dicalcium phosphate, salt, calcium propionate (a preservative), mixed tocopherols (a preservative), cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), vitamin A acetate, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (natural source vitamin E), manganous oxide, zinc oxide, choline chloride, niacin, calcium pantothenate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (vitamin K), copper sulfate, vitamin B12 supplement, dl-methionine, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium iodate, folic acid, thiamin mononitrate, sodium selenite, biotin.
     
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  3. littlequail21

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    i normally feed this chow from the mill, i noticed a few months ago my egg production had been dropping (blaming it on the heat) didn't think much of it, once i called the mill and they let me know they just changed the formula yet again, now i clearly want to add something to give them more protein, (i do give treats mainly fresh fruit) so i have been bouncing the idea back and forth between adding "Purina game bird chow" << 30 min % protein or "Purina game fish food" <<32% protein min
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    How much to mix it with the normal "Syfrett" layer pellets i have no idea, but i would start small i don't want to over power them but i do agree they do need more protein. what do you think?
     
  4. Chris09

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    I've use both the game bird starter and the fish chow in the past and there good feeds.
    If you just want to boost the proteins of the syfrett you could go 30% game bird feed and 70% syfrett, that would give you a feed right around 20% protein.
     
  5. Charles Syfrett

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    Good Da,

    My name is Charles Syfrett. I am the Operations manager for Syfrett Feed Co. Inc. The ration is actually 16.5% protein.
    The tag only guarantees 15%. I'm upgrading my tag software TODAY. The tag will then reflect the 16% protein. NEVER mix two types of complete feeds. The mineral & vitamin contents of any feed vary and are species specific. Mixing two types of complete feeds can create a mineral or vitamin imbalance. Thus can create many antagonistic relationships resulting in your birds not receiving the mineral and vitamins they require. We strive to maintain the same ingredients in every ton of feed mixed. The reality is we are the southernmost feed mill in the US and availability of feedstuffs is sometimes an issue. We also manufacture an economical feed for our customers & the ingredients do change with season & production cycles. This happens everywhere in the world. Thanks for your business & we appreciate your support!
     

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