A new customer commented on this, and I thought it was so useful I wanted to share it. Birds don’t like pellets as much as they like scratch grains, and that is a fact of life. I don’t like any foods as much as I like chocolate and coffee, but that doesn’t mean I get […]
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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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
Q: So is all your feed pelleted then?
Q: What do you mean when you say Union Point Custom Feeds’ products are nutritionally dense?
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 […]
Q: Is “minimally processed feed” better than feed made at Union Point Custom Feeds? Is the feed’s nutrition damaged by the equipment?
Q: What do you mean when you say ‘banking for chickens’?