Posted by Wesley and Bethany @ 11:42 AM EST [ Comments  ]
Council, North Carolina)
Providing layers, natural beef, pork, & fresh chicken[ Member listing ]
28 Feb · Sun 2010
We are finally making our own feed.
After struggling to find feed that is free of animal by products locally, we have started to make our own. We have a hammer mill that was purchased by my great-grandfather in the early 50's but was idle for close to 50 years. We were able to get it in tip-top shape with only a little cleaning and oiling. We can now formulate our own custom rations at a significantly lower cost. This development also allows us to support our local economy more. We grow some of our own corn but we currently don't have enough production and storage capacity to meet all of our needs, so we have to buy a large portion of our corn. We can now purchase it from fellow farmers in our community instead of having to use corn that is hauled long distances and the money stays in our local economy. If any of our customers are interested in buying feed from us or having a custom formulation made, we will be glad to supply it.
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