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Ways to Show your Livestock you Love Them!

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner and while we humans are searching for the perfect way to tell our family and friends how much we love them, it’s also important for our animals to know we care. There are things you can do to make sure your animals know how much you love them.

  1. Feed them nutritious and delicious food! The importance of an animal’s diet can never be overlooked. Your animals won’t appreciate (or tolerate) a box of chocolates, but you can show them you love them with food. Feedex Organic Livestock Feed helps you keep your animals healthy and happy. Our delicious Organic Cattle Feed, Organic Horse Feed, Organic Goat Feed, Organic Poultry Feed and Organic Fish Feed are made using our unique horizontal steam conditioning process which produces steam-flaked grains with a higher starch yield. This helps your animals keep their weight up, so they are well-fed and happy.
  2. Maintain your herd health! When you have a veterinarian come to check on a sick animal, make sure precautions are taken to prevent the spread of disease from one farm to another. Proper nutrition also plays a large part in herd health.
  3. Make home sweet home, sweet. Animals can become stressed when handled or restrained. It’s best to acclimate animals early to being handled. This way, when they need care, they aren’t as stressed by the situation. Sometimes living conditions can make an animal stressed as well. Be sure to follow guidelines on proper design for corrals and pens. Don’t overcrowd corrals and make sure animals have access to fresh air. Be sure to keep pastures clear of mud puddles where pathogens can grow. Provide adequate shelter for your animals to protect them from the weather and from predators.

While you won’t be sending flowers to your animals on Valentine’s Day, they know you appreciate them when you make taking care of their basic needs high on your priority list.

Organic Livestock Feed Requirements

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All organic livestock feed is not created equal. Maintaining the longterm health of livestock is crucial to the success of any animal-based agricultural operation. Likewise, farmers and ranchers can’t afford to take shortcuts in feeding. In addition, animals require the right vitamins and nutrients to assure proper weight gain, bone strength, muscle development and overall health. Furthermore, choosing the right organic livestock feed is a decision that should not be taken lightly. On the whole, 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. Furthermore, at Feedex, we create science-based formulations based on the unique needs of each animal species. Additionally, 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. Consequently, 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.  Therefore, 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. Our grains receive consistent steam at low operating pressures. In addition, quality control is the number one priority at every stage of the process. Hence, all grain shipments are inspected for GMOs (genetically modified organisms) on arrival. Consequently, if we detect any irregularity, then the shipment is rejected and new grains are brought in.

Learn More About Organic Livestock Feed

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!

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). 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. A specific certification process has been developed by USDA for organic farmers. Livestock feed can only be labeled as certified organic if it follows a set of rules. Most importantly, there can be no use at all of any GMOs anywhere in the food growing and production process. However, 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.

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

Be careful what you choose!

  • Any product labeled organic and not certified organic, is just using marketing and doesn’t meet the USDA standards.

Feedex certified organic livestock feed meets these standards of organic excellence. Our products are the right choice for those who care about being certified organic and healthy 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.

Antibiotics, hormones, fertilizers, and pesticides are also allowed for Non-GMO. Though Non-GMO labeling is proof the production process is GMO-free, it is not the same as certified organic.

At Feedex, we’re happy to meet the USDA standards for certified organic feed. 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.