Ask Alice!

Posted on 23. Mar, 2016 by in Ask Alice

Find out how to Ask Alice and get an answer on the UPCF Ask Alice blog!

Go Ask Alice: Calcium

Posted on 23. Mar, 2016 by in Ask Alice

A customer asked —   Q:  If many people are adding calcium as a free offering, then why can’t it not just be added to the feed? In other words if the layer has 3% but people are still adding oyster shell, then why not make it 4% as part of the blend?   A:  […]

Ask Alice: What is the shelf life on feed?

Posted on 08. Mar, 2016 by in Ask Alice

Q: What is the shelf life on your feed? A:  It’s going to depend on several things.  The feed industry standard is that feed is good from 6 months of the date it is bought, since you can’t generally read the date on the tag or bag.  We like to be more conservative here at Union Point and that […]

Ask Alice: Pellets vs. whole grains

Posted on 15. Feb, 2016 by in Ask Alice

Q: Could you talk about pellets versus whole intact grains?  Which is healthier?  Which is most efficient? A: Before we built our feed mill I believed that whole grains were the best possible nutrition available for most animals. We did not expect to really use the pellet milling machinery that we bought with the rest […]

Ask Alice: Is all UPCF feed pelleted?

Posted on 14. Feb, 2016 by in Ask Alice

Q: So is all your feed pelleted then?

Ask Alice: Nutrient density

Posted on 12. Feb, 2016 by in Ask Alice

Q: What do you mean when you say Union Point Custom Feeds’ products are nutritionally dense?

Ask Alice: Are pellets more efficient?

Posted on 10. Feb, 2016 by in Ask Alice

Q:  Why do you say pellets are more efficient than whole grains? A: As I was saying, there are some good reasons why we often pellet or otherwise process feed ingredients.  In the case of pigs the reason is that their digestive system works so fast they don’t keep whole kernels in their systems long […]

Ask Alice: Is minimally processed feed ‘better’?

Posted on 08. Feb, 2016 by in Ask Alice

Q: Is “minimally processed feed” better than feed made at Union Point Custom Feeds? Is the feed’s nutrition damaged by the equipment?

Ask Alice: What do you mean when you say ‘banking for chickens’?

Posted on 06. Feb, 2016 by in Ask Alice

Q: What do you mean when you say ‘banking for chickens’?

Ask Alice: Organic authenticity

Posted on 04. Feb, 2016 by in Ask Alice

Q: Some people are skeptical of the authenticity of some imported organic ingredients. How do we know the products are actually organic and not fraudulent?

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