thomas rubino wrote:I buy #3000 bulk every spring. They grind it as it is being loaded in the bulk bags in my truck. I have it 5-6 months and have never noticed it going rancid . On the years that I have a few hundred pounds left over I haven't noticed anything wrong with it in the spring and the piggys don't seem to mind. Of course my comment of "if they don't like it they eat it last" could be applying to the left over grain... how would I know... haven't sat down with a bowl of their grain in quite a while.... Bulk grain beats bagged grain every time, cheaper and you know when it was ground.
Taylor Cleveland wrote:
I can get oats for $6.00 per 50lb right down the road. I have been thinking about soaking/fermenting 100-200lbs in a plastic drum once a week and just scooping out of that to cut the layer feed 50/50 for both the pigs and chickens. They will both get supplemental feed from forging (we rotate our chickens too). I guess I could even soak it overnight too, just to make it easier to digest.