Anna, Laura, and I spent part of yesterday afternoon grinding feed. It’s one of those farm jobs that I’m not crazy about, which is probably why I tend to put it off till the last minute. Yesterday’s fresh-off-the-grinder menu included turkey feed, layer feed, and pig grower. All three feeds share just about all the same ingredients, but different amounts of these ingredients based on each animal’s needs.
One nice thing about mixing your own feed is the ability to adapt the ration to fit your current needs. Say the weather suddenly gets a bit chilly at night and the turkeys look a a little stressed; we can add a few more pounds of Thorvin Kelp to their feed to give their immune systems a bit of boost.
All the grains are added, so Anna and Gyp head to the barn to add the minerals and supplement.
After the minerals are added, we auger out a few buckets of feed to dump in the mineral box. This makes sure all the minerals are pushed into the the mixer. (Is Laura standing on something, or am I really THAT short?)
Once everything is mixed together, we put the feed in the appropriate barrels. And there you have it, freshly ground, GMO Free feed.
Stay cool today everyone. We gals have a busy day today, and hopefully, if everything goes as planned, I’ll have some exciting news to share with you tomorrow. 🙂