Purina Mazuri- What the heck?!?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CityChicker, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to know what they are smoking at Purina Mazuri. I just saw their newest prices on waterfowl feed and I about fainted. I was really just looking because I wanted to compare their formulation to something else, but they have gone up substantially since the last time I was looking at their website. One, yes ONE, 50 pound bag of their waterfowl feed would be $97 with shipping. Who in the world is going to spend that? I can't imagine even zoos paying that. There is nothing in that formula that should make it that price. Even the fish meal can be purchased retail for a third that. Anyway, no Mazuri for us!
     
  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Thats expensive! [​IMG]
     
  3. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Must think chickens lay money instead of eggs.....
     
  4. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If only! [​IMG]
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  5. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL yes I think EVERYONE wishes they did!!
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Purina Mazuri is 27.00 the rest of that is trucking/shipping cost...

    Chris
     
  7. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

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    I was going to ask how much of that is shipping... A 50# bag of feed is gonna cost at least an arm to ship [​IMG]
     
  8. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, my post was about the waterfowl feed. The maintenance is $41.46 and the breeder is $47.43 plus tax and shipping. The shipping was just the other half of what I posted (which I said). Even $42 a bag is beyond ridiculous in my opinion, but to each their own!

    Oops...Editing to add- actually the $41.46 is the sinking waterfowl. The regular waterfowl maintenance is $45.75!
     
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  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Yes that is high BUT the Mazuri line of feed from Purina is a specialty feed that is used a lot by zoo's.
    Now I will say if you find a dealer near you that the price will be cheaper. Purina like other feed manufacturing co. is going to charge you a more because you are buying only 4 or 5 bags at a time. If you had a vendor's license and was willing to buy a 20 bags at a time you would a lot less...

    Chris
     
  10. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    wow that must be some feed. I pay an arm and a leg for organic ($27 a bag) but over $40 OMG that is high. I would go broke in month!
     

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