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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2007, 05:47:18 AM »

Make sure you clean them out by feeding corn for atleast 30 days.
The plentiful wild ones here taste pretty good in the winter when they are eating the deer corn. Right now after eating allot of worms and other stuff they taste nasty.
The wild pigs play hell to the switch grass for some reason they root it up and eat the roots. i had to replant a 1/4 mile strip this spring
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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2007, 09:52:55 PM »

A bag of feed here is 11.46 per 50 lbs, this is a 24% layer crumble. If  I buy 400lbs or more of it at a time my feed store gives it to me for 11.00 dollars per bag. A ton is 40 bags so roughly 440 dollars a ton that way. Our local co-op here charges 578 dollars a ton to blend feed here for gamebirds, since mainly cattle are raised here and that is what they cater to. So my feed bill is getting extremely high right now. We are going thru about 2 1/2 tons of feed a month. Yet all around us is crops of corn, milo and maze hence all the grain they need to blend the food. I already had to go up to 4.00 a bird this year from 3.00 last year on my bobs, and from 2.00 to 3.00 for my cortunix. This increase transfers thru all my birds from my bantams to my Turkey.
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2007, 02:22:34 PM »

The cost of everything is going up..  I dont see any relief in the future
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« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2007, 08:43:24 AM »

Well here it is September, has anyone seen the prices of feed either go up or down?

My feed price break down is now $15.40 per 100lbs based on a one ton purchase of a special blend milled.

The price of Shelled Corn per 100lbs is $12.50. The price of screened cracked corn is $15.25 per 100lbs and unscreened is $13.50 per 100lbs.

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« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2007, 09:18:07 AM »

I just checked my prices they are $12.10/ 100lbs for 21% grower. Starter 28% is $13.40.
and 17% maintenence is $11.78. These would be per ton broken down.
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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2007, 10:15:08 AM »

I just checked my prices they are $12.10/ 100lbs for 21% grower. Starter 28% is $13.40.
and 17% maintenence is $11.78. These would be per ton broken down.

Who's the manufacture of your feed and what is the break down analysis of the food content?

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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2007, 10:39:35 AM »

Hubbard, its specially mixed gamebird feed. Mahantango GF and Martz's GF use the same feed. The starter has bacatracin and coccidiostat and the rest is unmedicated.
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« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2007, 10:42:12 AM »

Hubbard, its specially mixed gamebird feed. Mahantango GF and Martz's GF use the same feed. The starter has bacatracin and coccidiostat and the rest is unmedicated.

Do you have an ingredient label you can post?

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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2007, 10:47:33 AM »

Not at work I dont, I have the slip saved from the last 4 tons I got last week. These have been all blended as special gamebird feed. Martz's and Mahantango had these specially made to their specifications.
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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2007, 10:50:29 AM »

Well if ya can and have the time post the ingredients. I would like to see what their mixture is in relation to mine without the meds.

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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2007, 10:52:18 AM »

I will try and remember to dig it up tonight. The feed is very good. We have tried a few different types and liked this the best and since the other 2 farms have gone with it its easy to get in what i need.
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« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2007, 10:55:53 AM »

Thanks! I am always looking to improve on the feed.

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« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2007, 11:02:25 AM »

No problem, we go from 1-6 weeks 28% 6-12 grower 1 24% 12-16 grower 2 21% and maintenence 17%. we stay a little higher on the protein for the quail and will go down to 15% with the pheasants.
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« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2007, 08:06:52 PM »

I have the slip for the 21%. Since that is the last thing we got.
Crude protein 21%
Lysine 1%
Metionine .40%
Crude Fat 3%
Crude Fiber 5%
Calcium .9 Min 1.2 Max
Phosphorus Min .7
salt min .2 salt max .5

Grain products, processed grain by products, plant protein products, calcium carbonate, mono- calcium phosphate, di-calcium phosphate, animal protein products, lignon sulafonate, starch, salt, choline chloride, pro pionic acid(preservative) sodium selenite, biotin, maganous oxide, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, zinc sulfate, DL-methionine, Vitamin A supplement, Vit D, Vit E supplement, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, cobalt glucoheptonate, zinc ammino acid complex, manganese amino acid complex, copper amino acid complex, calcium pantothanate, niancin supplement, riboflaven supplement, folic acid, thiaminemononitrate, menadione sodium disulfide source of vitamin K. pyridoxine hydro chloride, vitamin B-12 supplement. biotin ethylenediamine dihydriodide.
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« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2007, 04:07:31 AM »

I thank you very much!

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