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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!

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.