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Horse Feeding Mistakes – Organic Livestock Feed

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Horses are powerful, intelligent and beautiful. They are also unique animals with specific feeding requirements. It can be a challenge keeping horses healthy and happy. There are several common horse feeding mistakes you can make if you’re not careful. This can result in obesity, malnourishment, joint problems, colic, vitamin imbalances, and other problems. Our organic livestock feed experts want farmers, ranchers and equestrians to avoid these feeding mistakes.

Organic Livestock Feed Helps Improve Health & Nutrition

Over Feeding
We like to spoil our horses (because we love them so much). However, giving them too many good things to eat can have some pretty serious consequences. Horses need a balanced diet of just the right vitamins and nutrients. Over feeding can result in obesity, equine metabolic syndrome and other issues. It’s tempting to overfeed young horses so they grow as fast as possible. However, this can lead to joint malformations and ruin their future potential.

Under Feeding
Work horses burn a lot of energy, so they generally need a more robust diet. Horses that work hard should look lean and strong – not gaunt and emaciated. Organic horse feed is a good nutritional supplement when horses aren’t getting the nutrients they need from grains and hay. Under feeding is also a problem for older horses who suffer from digestive issues.

Calculating by Volume Instead of Weight
Feed should be calculated by weight. This is because individual hay bales, grain flakes and pellets don’t have the exact same consistency of volume. Not feeding by weight can result in either over feeding or under feeding.

Ignoring Dental Issues
When horses have missing or loose teeth, then they are unable to feed properly. Sometimes teeth develop sharp edges, which can make chewing painful. This all results in your horses being unable to get the vitamins and nutrients they need. Monitor the dental health of your horses and treat accordingly.

Not Enough Water
Horses need access to clean, fresh water at all times!

For more information on horse feeding tips, contact the organic livestock feed experts of Feedex Companies. Our 100% USDA certified organic livestock feed uses the very best vitamins and nutrients to promote digestive health, healthy weight gain, muscle development, bone strength, and so much more!

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.

Horse Feeding Tips – Organic Livestock Feed Suppliers

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Horses are easy to love. They are large, powerful, intelligent and beautiful animals. You share a special connection with your horses. It’s a bond built on trust, love and mutual respect. These unique animals need a lot of care, attention, and food to stay healthy and happy! Our organic livestock feed experts have several feeding tips to help farmers, ranchers and equestrians provide the best care possible!

Organic Livestock Feed to Maximize Horse Nutrition & Health

Accurate Serving Sizes

Horses graze constantly throughout the day and consume 2 – 4% of their body weight in pounds of food. This is why it’s so important to make sure they maintain a healthy weight. Your horses should be eating the right type of food in the right serving sizes. Measure your horse’s organic livestock feed portions by weight using a scale. Take note of how much your horse eats and their weight gain. Before long you will know exactly how much organic feed your horse needs. You can then easily measure rations with a scooper or coffee can. Ration sizes will depend on the size of the horse and the amount of exercise they get. Consult with our nutritionists and/or your veterinarian for additional instructions.

Lots of Exercise

In addition to accurate portions of organic horse feed, horses should also have plenty of exercise. Horses that get regular exercise will build strength, burn fat, and maintain a healthy weight. However, you should wait at least an hour after your horse eats before taking them on a ride. Wait at least 3 hours if your horse eats a larger meal. Also avoid feeding a horse immediately after exercise. Give them a chance to cool down, and always make sure they have access to fresh, clean water.

Regular Meals

Horses like sticking to a routine. Give them their meals at the same time every day (usually twice a day). Avoid stressing out your horses by feeding them on a set schedule.

For more information on feeding and organic horse feed, please contact the experts of Feedex Companies. Our 100% USDA certified organic livestock feed uses the very best vitamins and nutrients to promote digestive health, healthy weight gain, muscle development, bone strength, and so much more!

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.

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.