Pressure Treated Wood/ Feeders

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by FrozenChicken, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. FrozenChicken

    FrozenChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just read an article in Small Farm Magazine regarding the use of pressure treated wood in feeders. It said that raw milk in 2 BC dairy farms had evated levels of dioxins which were traced back to pressure treated feed bunkers.
    http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/publist/300series/378600-3.pdf
    The article recomends never using pressure treated wood for any kind of feed containers. I've never myself used anything other than metal hanging feeders myself but I though I would pass this on to other livestock keepers.
    Thank you for your time
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2007

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