If you have ever considered feeding organic feeds to your poultry or livestock, keep reading!
The attraction to consuming animal meats and products that are raised locally, sustainably and with as little chemicals as possible is a growing interest in the Pacific Northwest. Raising poultry for eggs or meat, hogs, rabbits, or cattle for your own consumption is a noble and rewarding task. For those interested in producing organic products to sell at local farmer’s markets or other distribution, your task requires even more diligence in raising the animals in a way that reflects local and national organic regulations. For farms large or small, this blog will give you a short introduction to the benefits of organic livestock production.
First of all, you have many certified organic feed options from Payback Organic Feeds. (For a full list of organic feed options, visit www.paybacknutrition.com/organic) Payback Feeds is proud to offer a wide range of organic feeds to better the health of your family, community, environment and the animal’s you keep. To manufacture certified organic feeds, the team at Payback must adhere to a strict list of regulations provided by USDA Organics and audited by Oregon Tilth. Ingredients that uphold the high expectations of USDA Organic are grown, handled and stored separately from non organic ingredients. They are mixed into formulas that optimize both the health and production of the animal.
Payback Organic Feeds contain ONLY ingredients that do not contain any of the following:
1. NO Pesticides
2. NO Herbicides
3. NO GMO Ingredients
4. NO Synthetic Fertilizers
5. NO Artificial Ingredients
What does organic feeds contain? Each bag of certified organic feed contains ingredients that originate from crops grown in environmentally friendly ways. For example, farmers producing organic crops can only plant seeds of Non-GMO varieties. According to the “Organics Center”, feeding organic certified feeds is your animal’s best protection against GMO crop ingredients. The plants are grown without the use of pesticides and herbicides which limits the amount of these chemicals that humans and animals are exposed to when consuming them. In addition, the ingredients in organic feeds that give your animal’s energy to produce goods are also balanced with vitamins and minerals that are allowed in organic feeds.
Payback Organic Feeds are the local authority in safe, organic products for your family and your community. On top of the strict organic regulation, you can be assured that Payback Feeds is manufactured locally in the Willamette Valley and formulated for the PNW region. Did you know that you are also buying from a cooperative? Payback Feeds are owned by CHS, Inc, the nations’ most successful cooperative. When you buy from a cooperative, you are supporting the efforts of farmers and ranchers that benefit directly from being coop members.
To learn more about their feeds, head over to: chsinc.com.