Certified Naturally Grown requires that livestock feed be grown without synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or post-harvest fungal treatments. The feed must also be produced without genetically modified or treated seeds, and must not contain medications, or animal byproducts.
It is not sufficient for feed to be non-GMO. That designation is important and necessary, but it is not sufficient, since it does not indicate whatsoever that the feed meets the other standards outlined above, in particular, that the feed was grown without synthetic chemical fertilizers. Hiland Naturals' non-GMO feed is not approved for CNG farms. We state this here explicitly because they continue to tell producers that this product is acceptable on CNG operations.
Depending on the region, feed that meets all of these requirements can be difficult to find or expensive to ship. Below, we’ve assembled some resources and a list of the most common feed suppliers that our current members use. It is organized by state, roughly from north to south.
This is a work in progress, so if you know of another feed supplier, get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please help us expand our list!
Suppliers of Feeds that Meet CNG Standards
[While many of these suppliers only offer Certified Organic feeds, some also offer feeds that do not meet CNG standards. Producers must verify with the supplier that the feed meets all CNG requirements.]
Green Mountain Feeds (VT)
-Organic bagged feeds for Dairy, Swine, Poultry, Sheep and Goats.
-Bagged feeds available at over 100 locations in the northeast.
Scratch and Peck Feeds (WA)
-Chicken, turkey and pig feed
-Offers Certified Organic feeds
Lakeview Organic Grain (NY)
-Certified organic feed grains, bagged feed, approved supplements, crop seeds and animal health care products
-Deliver bulk feed throughout New York and northern Pennsylvania and ship seed throughout the Northeastern US.
Lightning Tree Farm (NY)
-Certified organic animal feed and grains
McGeary Organics (PA)
-Certified organic grains, feed ingredients, and specialty feeds for livestock
-Distributors in MD, NC, PA, OH, VA, NJ, DE
RCR Organic Feed (MN)
-Certified organic feeds for alpaca, donkey, goat, horse, sheep, cow, dairy, hog, and llama.
-Offers custom mixes.
New Country Organics (VA)
-Certified organic feed, grains, supplements, and health care products for livestock
-Resellers in FL, GA, NC, TN, KY, MD and NY
Reedy Fork Farm (NC)
-Certified organic feed for cattle, horses, pigs goats, sheep, turkeys, broilers, layers, and ducks. Will mix custom blends.
Thayer Feed (KS)
-Specializing in organic grains for human and animal consumption, and custom feed rations
Modesto Milling (CA)
-Certified organic feed for poultry, goat, dairy, sheep, hog, and rabbits
Coyote Creek Organic Feed Mill (TX)
-Certified organic livestock feed
Earth Pets Organic Feed and Garden (FL)
-Certified Organic livestock feed
-Corn-Free and Soy-Free formulas available.
Nature’s Best Organic Feeds (national)
- ATTRA’s directory of Organic Livestock Feed Suppliers is organized by region
This list is a work in progress, brought to you by Certified Naturally Grown. Please help us support other farmers by sharing additions to this list, especially suppliers in the West and Midwest. Reach us at 845 687 2058 or email@example.com or via the Contact Us page on our website. Thanks!