- I GAVE, dammit!
I am nearly certain they are not going to change their labelling laws for moi, much as I tried to persuade them.
When they used to ship to the US, they had a different label for US than CAnada because of the laws. Once they stopped shipping here, they bailed on the "specific" labels.
alfalfa meal, wheat middlings, wheat bran, soybean oil meal, dried molasses supplement, oats, spray dried lignin sulfonate, corn distillers dried grains with solubles, linseed meal, wheat germ meal, brewers dried yeast, saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast, whole dried whey, DL-methinonine, soybean oil, carotene from carrot oil, monocalcium phosphate, dicalcium phosphate, salt, magnesium oxide, manganese sulfate, iron sulfate, iron oxide, copper sulfate, zinc oxide, calcium iodate, cobalt carbonate, sodium selenite, choline chloride, ascorbic acid, vitamin A acetate, D-activated animal sterol, DL-alpha tocopheryl acetate, menadione sodium bisulfate complex, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B-12 supplement, inositol, folic acid, biotin supplement, yucca schidigera extract, bacillus subtilis fermentation product, bacillus licheniformis fermentation product, silicon dioxide, sodium sulfate, verxite, calcium propionate, and flavor.
Crude protein: not less than 20%
Crude fat: not less than 4%
Crude fiber: not more than 15%
This is the first time I really took the time to read the ingredients. It seems like there's more in it than Oxbow or Mazuri, which makes me wonder. I don't know if all that "extra" stuff is good or crap. I've talked to some breeders who use it and they say their animals looked nice on it, and I want a feed that makes them look nice but I don't want one that will compromise their health for it.
- Little Jo Wheek
spray dried lignin sulfonate, corn distillers dried grains with solubles, D-activated animal sterol (ANIMAL PRODUCT), wheat bran (pretty sure is a filler left over from human products--not nutrient value), soybean oil meal, soybean oil, flavor, bacillus subtilis fermentation product, bacillus licheniformis fermentation product
Too much filler and low-quality products. What exactly is flavor? Couldn't find an AAFCO definition. Too many oils and animal product. Seems like a traditional animal food (filled with the stuff no one could use in human products). Too high in protein and fat (IMO). Definitely not for maintenance in older pigs. About as good (or worse) than Kaytee. The fiber is high due to the amount of fillers (good or bad), but is still not high enough to be desirable. Over 20% fiber is much better. Sawdust is considered high fiber, too.
- Gave a Guinea!!
The best you can get here is Burgess Supa Guinea Excel.
However it does contain unmolassed Beet pulp, which I note is not recommended.
Wheat, Lucerne meal, Cokked Non GMO Soya Beans, Peas, Oat Hulls, Unmolassed Beet Pulp, Brewers Yeast, Soya Oil, Dicalcium Sulphate, Calcium Carbonate, Fructo-oligosaccharides.
Contains no added colours or preservatives - vitamins guaranteed until best before date.
Contains no coccidiostat.
Vitamin A 22,000 iu/kg
Vitamin D3 1,250 iu/kg
Vitamin E 100 iu/kg
Vitamin C 800 mg/kg
Copper as cupric sulphate 15 mg/kg
It also states on the bag that this food should fed along side a good quality long fibre such as Supa Forage Excel and succulent vegetables such as beetroot and broccoli.
I went to Walmart to buy pellets. I buy KayTee pellets. Well, they were out of KayTee pellets and I did not have time to drive all the way across town to K-mart to get them so I bought the Hartz brand. I know they are bad, but I was desperate. My youngest son is very sick and I can't get to the store now till tomorrow or Sunday and I bought the pellets on Thursday. Will they get sick if I wait till Sunday? I am scared. They all have been SO healthy on KayTee and I probably messed up now bigtime. I feel very bad. Please let me know if it will be okay. Thanks so much.
- I GAVE, dammit!
My pigs love them, but I just give them as a treat.
From what I remember, Hartz is loaded with animal by-products. That's cow and pork fat. They are ebetter off without pellets for a few days than with that crap. If they have lots of hay and veggies, they'll be ok. I'd dump it.
Ah, ok. I still don't see how it sticks together, though.
- I GAVE, dammit!
It was a very humbling experience.