Post by morningstarfire on Jan 8, 2010 21:35:48 GMT -5
Just wondering if any one here knows how to read the code on the bags of feed. I’m not sure if this is the date made or recommended to feed by this date and so forth.. I tried to write Nutrena and I'm not getting a response back.
The code on the ingredients tag of the bag is 7550 ME 0909 but there are no other indications of the date anywhere else on the bag itself.
Why don’t they make this easier for us..
I was guessing that the 0909 is manufactured date of Sept. 09? If that is the case what is the shelf life of the grain then?
I may be wrong but I think the guys at TSC told me that it is the date manufactured, in your case September 09. However I'm not sure how long it's supposed to be good for. I'm thinking 3 mos but in that case you'd be past it. I'm not sure it's so much an expiration date, but a "freshness" thing. It's probably still fine to feed, but just not as fresh. That's what I'm thinking anyways.
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We bought a mess of a different but premium feed one year when Cynthia gave me a bunch of coupons. Tractor Supply said it was shelf stable (for them) for one year. How *we* store it could be quite a different story. We stored it in our climate controlled house and did indeed use it all, and it took a year. I was careful with the last half of the bags, but all were perfect.
I've used Nutrena feeds and would expect good results with them - just think about how you store it. Outside in the cold might be really good.
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