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Goat Feeding Tips – Organic Livestock Feed

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Goat Feeding Tips-Organic Livestock Feed-FeedexGoats are fun animals that are a bit on the eccentric side. Whether being bred for dairy or meat, goats require a balanced diet of the right vitamins and minerals. Goats have a very eclectic food menu and love to forage. Adding premium organic livestock feed to the mix helps your goats grow strong and healthy! There are several ways goats get the nourishment they need.

Organic Livestock Feed for Healthier Goats

Range
Goats are browsers that will eat just about anything that grows from the soil. This is why they are so good at clearing away overgrown spaces. Goats love grass, young trees, tough shrubs, and just about everything else.

Hay
When they are not feeding range, goats are usually feeding on hay. Hay is a staple of a goat’s diet, and they usually require two to four pounds a day. Dairy goats greatly benefit from the protein, vitamins and minerals found in alfalfa hay. Hay also helps with digestive health since it is so rich in fiber.

Chaffhaye
Chaffhaye is a mixture of alfalfa (or grass), molasses and bacillus subtillis. It can be used as a hay substitute, and contains a higher density of nutrients.

Grain Feed
Organic goat feed is a tremendous addition to a goat’s diet. It consists of steam flaked organic corn, barely, wheat middling, and rice bran. Feedex organic livestock feed for goats also contains beneficial amounts of Vitamin A, Protein, Fiber and Calcium.

Kitchen Scraps and Garden Snacks
Don’t overdo it, but goats love raisins, corn chips, bread and basic garden compost. Mix in some of these treats every now and then to give your goats a little something special!

For more information on goat feeding tips and organic livestock feed, please contact the experts of Feedex Companies. We are the only organic livestock feed manufacturers in the Midwest who steam-flake our grains. Our organic goat feed is USDA certified and 100% organic, which assures only the very best ingredients are used for your animals.

Summer Feeding Tips – Organic Livestock Feed

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It’s starting to get hot outside, which means your animals are feeling the heat! Your cattle, horses, calves, goats and chickens are just like anyone else. They need fresh water, shelter and the right diet during the summer months to stay healthy. The soaring temperatures can negatively affect milk production, fertility, and the overall health of your livestock. Humidity and heat can also result in the formation of mold and fermentation in livestock feed if it’s not stored correctly. Our organic livestock feed experts want farmers and ranchers to remember these important summer feeding tips!

Organic Livestock Feed Tips for the Summertime

Nutrient Concentration

During the summer, the internal temperatures of your animals rise and their food intake decreases. This means you need to adjust the nutrient concentration in their feed. Protein helps with milk production. However, too much protein during the summer can cause your animal’s body to create excess heat. Fats can help maintain levels of energy when your animals are feeling lethargic. Fiber will help with digestion and can lessen the impact of heat. Contact our organic livestock feed nutritionists for more information on nutrient concentration during the summer.

Feeding Frequency

Digestion requires a lot of heat, which causes extra stress for animals during the summer. It’s recommended to feed in the early morning and late evening when it’s cooler. Keeping your organic livestock feed out of the sweltering heat also keeps grains fresher and safe from mold formation.

Water

It’s so important that your animals have regular access to fresh, clean water. This is even more critical during hot weather. Make sure there are no leaks in water units, and that they are free of contaminants and algae.

Cool Down

Your animals should have shelter from the sun and heat. Make sure there is ventilation, shade, fans, sprinklers and other elements that keep livestock safe from heat stress.

For more information about our organic livestock feed and summer feeding tips, please contact the experts of Feedex Companies. We specialize in premium organic cattle feed, organic horse feed, organic goat feed, organic calf feedorganic chicken feed, and organic fish feed.

Caring for Goats – Organic Livestock Feed Manufacturers

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There is a misconception that goats will “eat anything.” This is not so! Contrary to what you see in cartoons, goats do not eat tin cans, newspapers, glue or paint brushes. The diet of a goat is actually really simple. Goats love hay, pasture, forage, grains, minerals, Chaffhaye, fruit, and vegetables. Whether your goats are used for milk or meat, it’s important that they are raised as organically as possible. This means making sure they eat healthy foods packed with the right vitamins and minerals. In the end, healthier goats mean healthier people! The nutritionists of Feedex have created a blend of organic livestock feed that helps your goats stay happy and healthy. Remember these important tips when caring for your goats!

Keep Your Goats Happy & Healthy with Organic Livestock Feed

Shelter

Your goats need shelter from the elements and predatory animals like coyotes. Pens, barns, huts, shelters and “dog houses” are all great choices depending the breed and size of your goat. Avoid using barbed wire or materials that will create choking hazards. Goats love to climb, so you’ll likely see them standing on top of their houses!

Veterinary Care

Consulting an animal doctor or veterinarian is crucial to making sure your goats remain healthy. Are your goats eating enough, or too much? Do they maintain a healthy weight? Are they acting sick, or make strange noises? Is the goat isolating itself from the rest of the herd? Contact your animal doctor for more information on de-worming, vaccinations, hoof trimming, breeding, and other health concerns.

Water

Like all animals, goats need access to fresh, clean water at all times. Be diligent and make sure you change their water on a regular basis.

Feeding

A goat’s primary diet consists of roughage such as pasture, forage, hay, shrubs and other plants. The problem is that goats don’t always get the nutrition they need from roughage. Their diet also greatly benefits from grains and specialty feeds. However, you must be very careful not to over-feed goats with grains. This will result in illness, gout, damage to the skeletal system, and even death.

Our nutritionists can help you determine a feeding schedule that’s best for your goat herd. Our organic goat feed consists of steam flaked organic corn, barely, wheat middling, and rice bran. Feedex organic livestock feed for goats also contains beneficial amounts of Vitamin A, Protein, Fiber and Calcium. Contact our experts today to learn more about organic livestock feed, and feeding tips for your goats!

Organic Livestock Feed Requirements

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Not all organic livestock feed is created equal. Maintaining the longterm health of livestock is crucial to the success of any animal-based agricultural operation. Farmers and ranchers can’t afford to take shortcuts in feeding. Animals require the right vitamins and nutrients to assure proper weight gain, bone strength, muscle development and overall health. This is why choosing the right organic livestock feed is a decision that should not be taken lightly. When it comes to organic animal feed, Feedex meets and exceeds all quality requirements.

Surpassing Organic Livestock Feed Quality Standards

Science-Based Formulations

Our consulting nutritionists use superior nutrients and wholesome ingredients for every product. We create science-based formulations based on the unique needs of each animal species. Feedex uses only certified organic corn, milo, barley, oats and soybeans for blending or creating pellet feed for your livestock. Our experts specialize in premium organic cattle feed, organic horse feed, organic goat feed, organic calf feed, organic chicken feed, and organic fish feed. Each product is specially formulated with high levels of Protein, Fiber, Fat, Calcium, and Vitamins A, D and E.

Certified Organic

Feedex animal feed is USDA-certified as 100% Organic. We are certified by Ecocert ICO who is accredited by USDA Organic. Ecocert ICO is the global leader in the certification of organic farming and organic cosmetics.  This means that our organic livestock feed meets the highest quality standards for nutrients, ingredients and processing.

Organic certifications include:

  • Blended Livestock Feed
  • Custom Processing
  • Mixed Feeds
  • Pelleting
  • Steam Flaked Grain
  • Steam Flaked Soybeans

Innovative Manufacturing Process

We revolutionized the agricultural industry with our Horizontal Steam Conditioner. Feedex is the only organic livestock feed manufacturer in the Midwest that steam-flakes our grains. All grains receive consistent steam at low operating pressures. Quality control is the number one priority at every stage of the process. All grain shipments are inspected for GMOs (genetically modified organisms) on arrival. If we detect any irregularity, then the shipment is rejected and new grains are brought in.

To learn more about our organic livestock feed process, please contact the experts at Feedex Companies. We look forward to helping your farm or ranch succeed!

Winter Feeding Tips – Organic Livestock Feed

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Winter can be a difficult time for farm animals. Snow, sleet, ice and freezing temperatures make life miserable for cows, horses, goats, chickens and other livestock. These conditions can also be life-threatening when the right safety precautions aren’t taken. Farm animals burn more energy during the cold months than at any other time of year. This is why it’s important to feed your animals the right organic livestock feed, so they can maintain proper weight, strength, and good health. Our organic animal feed experts have several tips to keep your livestock happy and safe while you’re waiting for spring.

Organic Livestock Feed Helps Animals Stay Healthy During the Winter

Fresh Water
Make sure your animals have enough fresh water at all times. It’s a common misconception that farm animals receive the water they need by eating ice and snow. This can actually lower their body temperature, which results in more energy being used to keep warm. Be cautious when using tank heaters to unfreeze drinking water. Improper use can sometimes cause fires, electric shocks, and the electrocution of livestock.

Warm Shelter
Livestock obviously spend their time outdoors, which is why they need protection from wind, freezing rain, snow and hail. Keeping cattle, horses and other livestock warm and protected will decrease energy and feeding requirements. Make sure your animals have enough insulation in their agriculture storage building or barn shelter, and that their bedding is dry and clean.

More Feeding
Your animals expend more energy during the cold winter months. This means they require more food and nutrition to maintain a healthy weight. You don’t just want your cattle, horses and other livestock to “survive” winter. You want your farm or ranch to THRIVE! Every animal must have the opportunity to feed. This is why individual feeding is more beneficial than ground feeding with hay bales. Using the right animal feed packed with valuable vitamins and minerals is of the utmost importance. This is especially crucial for pregnant and young animals. Not using the right feed in winter can result in stunted growth, dead or weak newborns, and poor milk production.

Our organic livestock feed helps cattle, calves, horses, goats, chickens and other livestock maintain their weight and stay properly fed during the winter. Feedex organic livestock feed is specifically blended, so your animals receive the best nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Our special blends are made with steam-flaked oats, corns, soybeans and barley. Each bag of organic animal feed consists of high levels of fat, protein, fiber and starch content to assure your animals gain more weight per pound of food. For more information regarding organic livestock feed, please contact the professionals of Feedex Companies.

Tree-Climbing Goats & Organic Goat Feed

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Goats in Trees-Organic Goat Feed-Feedex Company-Hutchinson, KSIt seems like no matter where you turn on the internet, there are goats. There are goats screaming to Taylor Swift lyrics, goats in mainstream commercials selling corn chips and cereal and even a popular video game app called Goat Simulator which took the world by storm! Goats have been everywhere. Those of us who have goats as part of our families, or businesses can understand the appeal of these stubborn, funny creatures and we want the best for them and take care in choosing an organic livestock feed that help keep our goats happy and healthy. Healthy goats have clear, bright eyes, a shiny, smooth coat, a good appetite and are alert and active.

Goats are ruminants and therefore digest their food in stages in four chambers of their stomach, the rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum. Goats can digest fibrous feeds well and the average goat will ingest mostly roughages like hay, brambles and thistles – even twigs. Contrary to popular belief, not all goats will eat anything (like tin cans). Most goats prefer clean, quality livestock feed including the organic livestock feed Feedex makes.

Why organic goat feed?

Our 100 percent, USDA-certified organic goat feed helps with digestive health, weight gain, muscle development, bone strength, lactation, skin and coat health, and boosting energy levels. Thanks to a higher starch content from our steam flaked grains farmers also save valuable resources by not needing less supplementation per feeding! Feedex ingredients include organic oats, corn, soybeans, barley, wheat middlings, bran and are infused with high protein, fiber, fat, calcium, Vitamin A and Vitamin D — all the fixins’ for a healthy, happy goat! We also carry organic livestock feed, also processed with our horizontal steam conditioner for perfect steam flaked grains.

Goats are so popular on the internet because they are fascinating creatures. They tend to have quirky personalities and most people enjoy watching goat shenanigans including their ability to jump and parkour from place to place. In fact, did you know goats can climb trees? It’s true! Goats are natural climbers due in part to their great balance and their hooves, which have two toes that can spread out to help secure footing and two vestigial toes (called dewclaws) higher up on their legs they can use as leverage when climbing. There are even goats in Morocco that are known for their incredible tree climbing abilities and have become a major tourist attraction. So why did the goat climb the tree? BECAUSE HE COULD!

Keep your goats happy, healthy and as tree-climbing as ever with our organic goat feed. Click here to find out where you can buy our products!

Good Grains — Organic Livestock Feed Video

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If these steam-flaked grains look delicious to us, imagine what your animals will think! When it comes to choosing an organic livestock feed for your animals, Feedex has good grains. Made from certified organic grains and processed with our horizontal steam conditioner, our feed is delicious AND nutritious! Watch and share this video with your friends, family, goats, horses and cows!

Organic Livestock Feed vs Non-GMO what’s the difference?

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You’ve probably heard a lot of talk lately about organic food –– in our case, certified organic livestock feed –– and Non-GMOs (non-genetically modified organisms). And maybe all this talk has left you wondering is there even a difference? To many people, it seems like a different way to say the same thing, but it isn’t. Non-GMO is not the same as certified organic.

What are Certified Organic Products and How does Organic Livestock Feed Meet the Standard?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversees the inspection of food to see if it’s safe for the American public and has developed a specific certification process for organic farmers. In order for livestock feed to be labeled as certified organic, it has to follow a set of rules, the most important being there can be no use at all of any GMOs anywhere in the food growing and production process. Many organic processors handle not only organic, but Non-Labeled and conventional feeds as well, risking cross-contamination of the organic feed. For Feedex, this means we only process certified organic feed grains in our mill for our livestock feed.

No chemicals or fertilizers (other than organic fertilizer) can be used in the growing process and there are standards for land management including crop rotation and other practices that help keep soil healthy. As for organic processed foods, 95-100% of ingredients have to be certified organic ingredients, and the other 5%, water and salt, for instance, can’t contain GMOs. Any livestock used to produce certified organic food must come from animals who are fed 100% organic livestock feed and animals must be antibiotic and hormone free. Finally, in addition to all those standards, there are third-party verification and inspections and residue testing for a product to be listed as certified organic.

Any product labeled organic and not certified organic, is just using marketing and doesn’t meet the USDA standards, so be careful what you choose.

Feedex certified organic livestock feed meets these standards of organic excellence –– making our products the choice for anyone who cares about being certified organic or who is looking for healthier animals.

Non-GMO and Organic Livestock Feed

Non-GMO labeling doesn’t come from the USDA, but rather a non-profit organization called The Non-GMO project which conducts testing and independent verification.

Non-GMO standards for animals don’t meet the USDA standards for certified organic because animals do not have to be fed organic livestock feed. Antibiotic and hormone use is also allowed for Non-GMO as are fertilizers and pesticides. While Non-GMO labeling is proof a product is taking steps to keep GMO out of the production process, it’s not the same as organic.

At Feedex, we’re happy to meet the USDA standards for certified organic feed because we believe in offering products for your cattle, calves, poultry, goats, horses and fish that are environmentally sustainable and healthier. For more information about organic livestock feed, check out our products page, or visit one of our distributors.