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Yesterday I bought feed and now with tax it is over 12.00 for a 50lb bag!!

I don't know what I am going to do! Goodness gracious!

It is a good thing I feed fastrack to them, it certainly cuts down on the amount of feed I go through but wow I can't believe that it went up over a dollar! :evil:

It is so hard to find feed around here and now my favorite feed is so expensive. I just have to suck it up I guess. :(
 

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Prices on everything livestock seem to be rising. I now use a horse feed by platform for mare and foal. I like it cause it has a high copper, zinc and selenium amounts and is a fixed formula with the exact ingredents on the label. It also has alfalfa as the 3rd ingredent. the only bad thing is it cost $15 bucks per 50 lbs. But our goat feed here now is $11 bucks per 50 and has a byproduct tag so I think the extra is worth it.
 

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I may have to look into a horse feed if the prices keep going up. It is so sad! I mean how can we keep doing this if it keeps going up.

I got a raise the other day and it is like wow great! but then this! argh!
 

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That is outrageous Stacey. I have begun to mix my own feed. I use 12% horse sweet grain with very little molasses and I added 16% goat pellets and then I added BOSS. They seem to be doing very well on it. My horse grain was $7.95 a bag, sunflower seeds were $20.00 and they goat pellets were $8.75. All were 50 lb bags and my cousin helps out with feed so I didn't have to buy that much.
 

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yah I may begine to mix my own feed as well. You know buy the ingredients. But I have no idea where I will store it all. AHHHHH

thats life on a mini farm I guess
 

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We grow our own oats and hay, which cuts down on cost, and we just started feeding some of our own corn again. The only thing we have to buy is barley(that's expensive!!) BOSS and wheat bran.
For storing our feed we have a separate feed house.
 

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We have around 70 goats right now, permanent numbers are 40, plus we have a pasture poultry business which is why we need a feed house.
We have boer for meat goats, percentages and fullbloods, and for dairy goats we have mainly LaMancha, with a few Experimentals, Oberhaslis, Saanens, Grades and an Alpine. Plus some Hienz 57s. :)
 

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My original grain was $8.95 for a 50 lb bag. I have very limited income so I went to a cheaper grain...it has saved a little bit and we don't add very many pellets or sunflower seeds so they will last us a very long time.
 
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