Feed FAQ

Q: Do I need to feed my FFA or 4-H project pig special feed?
A: Yes, there is a series of show feeds that provide the right amount of nutrition to bring out your pig’s maximum genetic potential. Our show line is called Intelli-Show; other commercial feeds lack key elements such as Lysine and others that bring out your pig’s full potential.


Q: What kind of feed do I give my chicken?
A: It depends on what kind of chicken you have. There are different types of chickens: meat, egg, and game birds. We offer full lines of feed for all ages of birds; for more information, please contact us and we will be happy to find the right feed for you.


Q: What kind of supplements can I feed my project pig?
A: There is a variety of supplements to feed your project pig depending on the pig’s needs. Common ones are Paylean that enhances muscle definition, and fat supplements that add extra cover and a better skin coat to your pig. Before feeding supplements please ask our sales representatives to see if they are necessary and correct feeding instructions.


Q: Should if feed a pellet or a mash?
A: It depends on your preference. Mash feed tends to be a less expensive because it doesn’t go through the pleating process. Pellets offer more nutrition in a single bite since the feed ingredients are mixed into every pellet. Pellets also flow through self feeders easier than mash because they don’t stick on the sides.


Q: Should I feed a medicated feed?
A:
Most starter feeds are medicated because this is a critical stage in the animal’s life. Their immune system has not fully developed and harmful pathogens can decrease growth and livability. After this it is better to only feed medicated feeds; for example shipping animals and mixing of new animals. We offer a variety of different medicated feeds, please contact use to find out which feed is best for you. There are withdrawal times for most medicated feeds; make sure you read the labels and ask our feed representatives for specifics.


Q: How can I budget feed cost?
A:
There are several things that factor into feed costs. Key points are: the duration of the project, feed consumption per day, type of feed, and the age of the animal. The feed cost will depend on the animal and its’ age. For example, 100 day feeding project x 3.5 lbs per day = 350 lbs. 350 lbs x average feed cost of $2.00/lb = $700.00 for the project. Please contact our feed representatives to help you plan and budget your cost to meet your needs.