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        10-29-2008, 03:33 PM
    Aww sorry. I tried
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        10-29-2008, 05:19 PM
    THey make a timothy cube when I go to barn in morning I will see WHO makes them and get you a name and number IF I still have the bag
        10-29-2008, 06:42 PM
    Green Broke
    Thanks Peggysue

    Thanks for trying tbenitez!
        10-29-2008, 08:13 PM
    Don'tkill me IF I have already burnt the bag LOL if I did I will call the feed store and find out LOL
        10-29-2008, 10:14 PM
    Green Broke
    No worries, its definitely not a pressing or immediate issue, but one of those "if I could I would" things
        10-30-2008, 06:46 AM
    kickshaw, TSC has hay stracher. Not hay pellets, but at least something to keep weight on.
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    BTW, do you have Southern States around? They usually carry LOTS of different feeds including forages and cubes.
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        10-30-2008, 09:52 AM
    Have you tried calling the local feed MILLS? Not the store...but the mills that supply bulk feed? I know my hubby's mill has some types of feed that they either make or can buy that they don't stock the stores with.

    Say like Farmer X wants a pallet of Z kind of feed. The mill can either make it or just order a pallet of it and then Farmer X can pick it up from the mill and the store never sees it. Sooooooo... The clerk at the store may not even be aware that the mill makes a certain type of feed.

    Something else to think about is that if you go to the mill they may already be making a bulk order for someone else (that has previously asked for a certain feed close or like what you're after) and they could bag a few hundred pounds for you off of someone else's order....It's easier to make just a little extra when filling a big order than trying to make a small order.

    Make sence? Even if you had to travel a little... Buying in bulk and what you want could actually end up saving you money....Just a thought.

    Oh.... And you don't have to buy a whole pallet...at least not at the Mill my hubby works at.....

    Good Luck!!!
        10-30-2008, 11:26 AM
    What about using some Beet bulp pellets or crumbles for part of the forage? That is what we are doing with our 30 year old guy. He gets a mix of senior powder, alfalfa meal, and beet pulp in a mash 3 times a day.
        10-30-2008, 11:42 AM
    Green Broke
    Ottakee, you know, I had thought about doing the whole beet pulp thing...it is just so messy and hard to keep when you have to soak it for 24 hours...the cubes and pellets expand in just a matter of minutes, really. (read: I'm lazy, and hay cubes are easier) - - although I just got done reading a southern states article that says it really only needs 30 minutes...hmmm might be worth looking into - thanks!

    Dumas, I don't know where any feed mills are around here....guess I can start investigating

    Kitten_Val - thanks for the idea about the hay stretcher...I might be able to use that! I had already been in contact with Southern States - they have lots of forage, but nothing grass and cubed...although I might have to check out the chopped grass hay...I didn't price that last time I was at the feed store.

    Thanks everyone!!! *waves*
        10-30-2008, 11:47 AM
    Actually Kickshaw you dont' have to soak beet pulp at all and when I soak mine think 10 mins and it is soft .... use HOT water it soaks it up faster then any cube or pellet has ever thought about ... I perfer beet pulp over hay cubes ...

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