Advantages of Pelleted Feeds

Compared to other types of feedstuff, pelleted feeds are by far the most efficient choice for livestock producers. Given their size, pelleted feeds are compact, easy to distribute, and cleaner compared to most textured feeds.

Pelleted feeds are known to reduce both dust and waste when fed to livestock. The size and shape of the pellets allow for better flowability in feed bins and automatic feeders. Pelleted feeds are less likely to “bridge” in the bin crating less stress when trying to get feed out of the bin.

Pellets are more readily digested than alternative feed options due to the thermal process by which they are created. The raw ingredients of the pellets are pressed through a die and cooked at high temperatures in order to form the pellet. This thermal process locks in available nutrients such as amino acids in order to provide the most benefit to livestock.

Feeding pellets also allows the animal to consume the exact nutrient profile in each bite as compared to textured feeds which can separate which jeopardizes the intended nutrient profile in each bite. Also some animals, especially sheep, goats, and horses, will “sort” ingredients in textured feeds. Feeding pellets will eliminate this problem.

 

Stockdale’s recommends feeding the following pelleted feeds to your livestock:

Beef: Co-op 14% Pelleted Beef Feed-RUM (#94339PE)
Sheep: Co-op 13% All Purpose Sheep Feed (93303PE)
Goat: Co-op 16% Pelleted All-Purpose Goat Feed (#93458PE)
Swine: Co-op 16% Pig Grower (#505PE)
Poultry: Co-op Natural Layer Pellet (#114PE)

Consult your local Stockdale’s for more feed options tailored to your livestock operation’s specific goals.