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Pressure Treated Wood/ Feeders

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

  1. FrozenChicken

    FrozenChicken Songster

    Apr 1, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    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.
    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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