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clydesdaleclopper

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • Aberdeenshire
A good reason to feed GM free feed
« on: October 28, 2015, 11:03:19 pm »
An interesting study here http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921448815000528 shows goat kids from mums fed GM soy had stunted growth
Our holding has Anglo Nubian and British Toggenburg goats, Gotland sheep, Franconian Geese, Blue Swedish ducks, a whole load of mongrel hens and two semi-feral children.

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: A good reason to feed GM free feed
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2015, 03:47:40 pm »
Interesting - or was it that the non-GM kids had better than normal growth?  Probably need further study - must be difficult for folks in the US to get non-GM.  Doesn't say what the GM proportion of overall feed was.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: A good reason to feed GM free feed
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 08:33:17 pm »
It's not so easy in this country. I did have my girls on Allen and Page with is GM-free but none of my local suppliers will get it for me, even though they stock other Allen and Page feeds, such as chicken feed. I could order it direct but the postage doubles the price. I'm left with having to buy what I can get rather than what I choose.

waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: A good reason to feed GM free feed
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2015, 10:59:16 pm »
I find it quite difficult to buy in Non GM feed for the animals, but there are a few suppliers who do Non GM and GM which I know of, but it is really only for cattle.
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Susannah

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • Pencaitland
Re: A good reason to feed GM free feed
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2015, 07:39:34 am »
Fancy Feeds do GM free goat feed. Mine love the molassed one. It is cheaper than A&P and in a larger bag!
Jacob sheep, Shetland cows, Pygmy goats, Chinese geese, Khaki Campbell ducks.

Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: A good reason to feed GM free feed
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2015, 05:29:31 pm »
It's not so easy in this country. I did have my girls on Allen and Page with is GM-free but none of my local suppliers will get it for me, even though they stock other Allen and Page feeds, such as chicken feed. I could order it direct but the postage doubles the price. I'm left with having to buy what I can get rather than what I choose.

Have you tried complaining to A&P about this?  You may be able to do a deal with them whereby you buy it directly from them but collect it from one of their stockists in your area.  I'm fortunate that a supplier in my area was making up a pallet of randoms for specific orders and was quite happy to add a few bags of Organic and a few bags of Smallholder at no extra charge.  Neither of the products were standard stock for them but they have said if I want more just to let them know and they'll do the same again.
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: A good reason to feed GM free feed
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2015, 11:18:30 pm »
Thanks, Scarlet Dragon. I hadn't thought of that.

 

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