We have 2 feed stores, A purina dealer and a southen states. My X was friends with the purina clerk so that's what we got. I didnt know better so followed along for awhile.
I had constant problems with Purina, many of which were probably dealer issues.
Frequently having to return moldy food.
The final straw was unloading a bag and it felt kinda light. Now I imagine most people are nowhere near as anal as me, but I had a calibrated scale and weighed the bag. Came in at 40 lbs, Took it back. Was told some bags had arrived like that or got damaged in shipment and resewn. Umm but you sold it to me and charged me for 50lbs. That's fraud dude. Get me another bag and good day to you I wont be back.
That's when I discovered the nearly identical Southern states brand was 7 dollars a bag cheaper. Yeh just made me even happier.