Anyone feed Lone Star?

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Reauxman, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. Reauxman

    Reauxman Well-Known Member

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    I fed Lone Star tonearly everything I've owned for the past 10 years. Good local store. They don't ovr order and feed is moved by them quickly.

    The problem is when they get the feed it is old. My rabbits don't fill out right on it, and on the show table it shows. I got frustrated and asked the owner if there was anything she could do. She said not really, call the company. I did and after tw weeks never gota call back from the nutritionist.

    I picked up 500 pounds of feed today at another feeed store. $1 a bag cheaper, was milled two weeks ago, is greener, smells better and I mixed the last ofmy LS with it and the rabbits picked out the new feed, leaving the LS in the feeders.

    I think I've found a new feed I like. Everyone else here feeds it, so we will be even feed wise now. I actually bought the more expensie of the lin, the cheaper one is actually $2 less than LS, and everyone elsse feeds the cheaper one.
     
  2. dlwelch

    dlwelch Well-Known Member

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    I've never fed Lone Star. The closest dealer is in the next town.

    I feed Petrus 700B, delivered and stacked in my barn for a lower
    price than the Lone Star feed that I would have to unload! :nono:
    The Petrus line of feeds appeals to exhibitors and those of us who
    raise for meat.

    Good luck with whatever feed you have chosen.
     

  3. Reauxman

    Reauxman Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I went with the Petrus 700B this time. Next time I'll do 780 Best in Show as thats cheaper and eveyone else uses it, so figure it must be good.

    How much do you buy at a time? Joel Petrus shows Satins around here, so I like buying from a company tht knows what we need and understand us as breeders.
     
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    dlwelch Well-Known Member

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    I used the 700C but had problems with the breeders/kits scrabbling
    every so often when a new shipment arrived. Since I changed
    to the 700B, that has stopped. Evidently, the addition of the Calf
    Manna maintains a consistant taste even if the milling process
    isn't as consistant as it should be.

    I purchase 2 tons minimum. It's usually milled a couple of days
    before delivery. I use Pilgrims 16% formula to grow out the
    meat fryers after weaning. Faster growth...cheaper gain.

    Joel shows Satins? Doesn't he show those Californians that he
    has?
     
  5. Reauxman

    Reauxman Well-Known Member

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    I am pretty sure he does show satins. I know he has other thing as well. I'm more in the smaller breeds, so don't really keep up withwhohaswhat in the larger breeds.

    I wish we had enough breedsers to buy the 2 tons from the mill directly. Mind sharing what you pay? Even if we bought every 2 months, I'm sure we would save a good bit.
     
  6. dlwelch

    dlwelch Well-Known Member

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    I'm 250 miles from Alexandria so my freight charges are quite high.
    The price fluctuates depending upon transporation costs by vendors
    and the price of fuel. I usually pay from $8.00 to $8.50 per bag.