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Livestock Feed: Organic, Holistic Or Naturally Grown

Feeding Hay Cubes vs. Hay Flakes
Feeding Hay Cubes vs. Hay Flakes

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With the introduction of genetically modified foods (GMO) there is a lot of concern about what goes into pet and livestock feed. Certified organic foods do not contain GMO’s, however it is important to understand that just because a product says it is organic that does mean it is 100 percent organic.

Many products list the percentage of organic ingredients on the label. Look for the official USDA organic certification seal on your pets feed products if you want to be sure you are getting feed without GMO’s, that was grown without the use of pesticides, chemicals or fertilizers and be sure to look at the percentage of organic ingredients.

Naturally grown food means the ingredients were grown without the use of additives or preservatives, but it does not mean the ingredients or the additives in the feed are organic. Read the label carefully on these products.

Holistic feeds use an integrated approach when they make their food so it is good for the body and mind. It does not mean the ingredients are organic or even naturally grown. It does not mean there are not GMO’s or chemicals in the feed. This is why understanding labels and looking for the USDA organic seal is so important if feeding your pets or livestock organically is important to you.

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