Another feed mix critique... I didn't want to hijack Stacy's thread.
As I'm trying to decide on my milkstand grains, and not wanting to have to hand mix anything, I've come upon 2 basic options.
1. Have the mill mix up something for me in quantities that I won't be able to use up before a two month time span. OR...
2. Buy the Purina Dairy Goat Chow. I bought a bag to try it, and my impressions are that it has a TON of molasses and that it probably isn't too consistent. I have a friend who uses this, and though our bags look the same on the outside, the contents of them look different...
Thoughts? I'm also wondering, how long has the Purina stuff sat in a warehouse somewhere? Would this be too different from ordering a 2 months' supply of the other mix?
First of all let me say that my goats won't eat it.. I don't know, maybe they just see that "Purina" label.. another thought is, is there someone else around you that has goats that might be interested in splitting an order of your mix? Which is why I started the other thread, I'm tired of mixing stuff myself and have three other people that are willing to try what I come up with.
I had a friend who swore by Purina for her does, but her bucks got stones with it.
I don't like the molasses, way way too much. Plus I can't afford it and it is not available around me.
I believe they may have pelleted feed now. Seems they had several different feeds on display at the Nationals last year. Some of it looked pretty good, but I have not used any. I know I got samples of some of it. I got some samples of their mineral also, my goats won't touch it. I still have it.
I don't feed Purina Goat Chow...I don't feed any purina products.
I get tired of mixing grain to but my girls are doing wonderfully on it and I'm afraid to change! I wish the elevator would only mix up about 300lbs at a time but I believe its 1200. GAH! lol
Thanks for all your input! Paula, I PMed you about that. Let me know, and I will go ahead and order 1000 pounds (or more depending on what you need now.) Les, I was wondering about the boys, since it doesn't have an ingredients list and don't imagine they put AC in it. I opened this bag of Purina stuff and was blown away by the molasses smell and that everything stuck together. My girls think they're eating dessert, but I don't want to stick with this!! And yeah, at over $12 a bag, the price stinks, too.