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2/9/07 at 3:37pm
|Since crops are not grown here on the farm, we are a buy feed operation. We purchase only the highest quality feed, which is:
* Western alfalfa and grasses
* High quality commodities that are in season, such as corn, soybeans, canola, barley, oats, citrus, and beet
* Our own custom vitamin and mineral mix
All feed is mixed using a TMR (Total Mixed Ration) vertical mixer manufactured by NDE. The TMR is around 70% grass and 30% commodities/vitamins. Our cows are fed fresh food every day and have access to free choice feed at all times. The cattle are also able to eat pasture grass when available. Our customized feed recipe is geared towards maintaining our cows' good health and making the milk taste better.