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How to acquire bulk feed?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby LunarFantom » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:40 pm


Hello! I'm looking to breed a huge amount of rabbits (like 600+ range, for science reasons) and was wondering what the options are on buying rabbit feed in bulk? Does anyone know any good websites or suppliers for this purpose?

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Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:44 pm


it would help if I knew your location, however- you need to find a local [more or less] pellet mill, [feed mill that makes pelleted feed] - and just contact them- and ask- when i ordered bulk pellets they had a 3 or 5 ton minimum ...
Most poultry, and feedlot operations order bulk feed. https://www.facebook.com/Artois-Feed-In ... 198542338/
this is the mill I used... I had a bulk bin on the farm, they just augured the feed into the top, and I used it a wheel barrow at a time from a slide door in the bottom of the bin. I had 200 does ,and 200 sows,, lots of feeding...
meat-mutt rabbits, a few laying hens.

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Post Number:#3  Unread postby LunarFantom » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:42 pm


michaels4gardens wrote:it would help if I knew your location, however- you need to find a local [more or less] pellet mill, [feed mill that makes pelleted feed] - and just contact them- and ask- when i ordered bulk pellets they had a 3 or 5 ton minimum ...
Most poultry, and feedlot operations order bulk feed. https://www.facebook.com/Artois-Feed-In ... 198542338/
this is the mill I used... I had a bulk bin on the farm, they just augured the feed into the top, and I used it a wheel barrow at a time from a slide door in the bottom of the bin. I had 200 does ,and 200 sows,, lots of feeding...


Ah sorry! I'm in northern Maine near Presque Isle.

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Re: How to acquire bulk feed?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:26 am


https://aroostookmilling.com/
https://bangordailynews.com/2016/09/12/ ... in-patten/

I don't even know if any of these are in business, or if they make custom pellets, - but it may help.
I saved about 25 to 50% when compared to bagged brand name feed.
One word of caution.
-- be sure of their reputation, and that they will be willing to make a "dedicated formula" for you, and "never" substitute ingredients. I could tell you horror stories about other mills who decided to sell me feed with moldy milo added in-place of the corn and/ or wheat we had agreed on... small changes in the feed ingredients will cause you serious problems in your livestock . If you do not know they "changed" the feed ,you will not be able to slowly change your rabbits over to the new feed formula. The irritable bowel conditions caused by minor feed changes , will open the door to a Cocci epidemic that can destroy a large percentage of your heard before you can sort it all out, and get it treated...
meat-mutt rabbits, a few laying hens.

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Post Number:#5  Unread postby LunarFantom » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:20 pm


michaels4gardens wrote:https://aroostookmilling.com/
https://bangordailynews.com/2016/09/12/ ... in-patten/

I don't even know if any of these are in business, or if they make custom pellets, - but it may help.
I saved about 25 to 50% when compared to bagged brand name feed.
One word of caution.
-- be sure of their reputation, and that they will be willing to make a "dedicated formula" for you, and "never" substitute ingredients. I could tell you horror stories about other mills who decided to sell me feed with moldy milo added in-place of the corn and/ or wheat we had agreed on... small changes in the feed ingredients will cause you serious problems in your livestock . If you do not know they "changed" the feed ,you will not be able to slowly change your rabbits over to the new feed formula. The irritable bowel conditions caused by minor feed changes , will open the door to a Cocci epidemic that can destroy a large percentage of your heard before you can sort it all out, and get it treated...


Ooh thanks! I'll give them a call. :D

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