Benefits of Local Ingredients

Where does your feed company’s ingredients come from? When you assess horse feed, that’s one of the questions you should ask, as it can be equally as important as the nutritional content and type of feed. Here are a few of the ways everyone benefits from locally sourced ingredients.

  • Better oversight: Buying from local growers and suppliers makes it easier for a pellet mill to verify quality before the ingredients go into your horse’s feed. For example, Sacate checks the hay not only during production, but also in the field before it is harvested. Grain suppliers must complete a compliance program with Sacate, and test their products regularly for harmful substances.
  • Less shipping: Another benefit of using local ingredients is that hay and grain doesn’t have to travel as far to get to the pellet mill. This means savings on gas,  can be passed down to the consumer, as well as less pollution in transport. This also means the ingredients that go into the pellets are fresher, and haven’t sat on a hot truck for a long time.
  • Supports local economy: Buying local ingredients supports local growers and suppliers, while keeping money in the local economy rather than sending it to other areas. Sacate customers will be happy to know that the money they spend on their horses’ feed helps generate more business and a stronger local economy.

Feeding a horse and keeping it healthy can be complicated, but a high-quality feed mill can take a lot of the stress out of the job. For more information about Sacate Complete Feeds, such as nutritional content and local ingredient sourcing, please contact Sacate Pellet Mills.