Animal Feed Regulations

Why We Believe in Animal Welfare Approved

2017-08-10T17:29:46+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Certifications, Farms and Suppliers|0 Comments

All decisions made at Scratch and Peck are with the passion of improving the planet and the lives of our fellow living creatures. One of the ways we demonstrate that commitment is through third party certifications. Among our numerous certifications that we have achieved is that our products are Animal Welfare Approved. Animal Welfare Approved ...

The Good, the Bad, and the Glyphosate

2017-08-10T17:02:06+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Farms and Suppliers, Feed information|3 Comments

It’s no secret that we are exposed to an unknown combination of chemicals every day through the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the products we use. Did you know that chemicals also sneak into the food we eat? If you have tuned into the clean food movement, chances are you’ve heard of ...

Make a Clean (Feed) Start in 2017

2017-08-10T16:50:10+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Chicken care, Farms and Suppliers, Natural Remedies, Organic|3 Comments

New year, new goals. This year Scratch and Peck Feeds resolves to take a stronger stance on organic outreach, including an even stronger approach to uniting with others to demand a clean food chain from start to finish. Lofty? Nah. Lofty is starting a Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified animal feed company that works directly ...

Why the Heck Should We Care about Hexane?

2017-08-10T16:42:19+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Feed information, Poultry Feed|6 Comments

Organic, non-GMO flax crumble Whole, raw grain feed with a hint of toxic chemicals. Sound like the breakfast of champions you want for your animals? Yeah, doesn’t sound like it to us either. The foundation of Scratch and Peck Feeds is based on providing organic, non-GMO feeds and treats. How could chemicals be ...

Fight for Your Right … to Party Non-GMO

2017-08-10T16:36:43+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Non-GMO Project Verified|0 Comments

October is Non-GMO Month! It’s 31 days filled with celebration, but it’s also a time to take action. The public comment period is open now until November 20th for the Non-GMO Project Standard, and we encourage anyone with a passion for clean food to post a comment about strengthening the requirements for non-GMO animal feed. ...

When It Comes to Animal Feed, Keep It Simple

2017-08-10T15:59:10+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Feed information, Poultry Feed|0 Comments

Perhaps you’ve heard someone cleverly say, “Eat organic food.  Or as your grandparents called it, ‘food’.” We love that tongue-in-cheek way of saying that organic farming and food production used to simply be the way food was produced—without chemicals and excessive processing. It’s a simplicity that we are striving to bring back to the animal ...

Say No to Drugs; Say Yes to Clean Feed

2017-08-10T15:56:32+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Natural Remedies, Supplements|2 Comments

Something is happening in the agricultural industry, but it’s coming quietly—maybe so nobody will notice. On January 1, 2017, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is restricting the use of antibiotics in animals. This means farmers of food producing animals will need to find alternatives to treating their animals, such as improved housing conditions ...

Going Beyond the Labels

2017-08-10T15:17:56+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Feed information, Poultry Feed|Comments Off on Going Beyond the Labels

In 2009, Diana Ambauen-Meade, tired of not being able to find the high quality feed her chickens deserved, decided to take matters into her own hands. She borrowed a cement mixer, gathered an array of whole grains, and made a batch of chicken feed in her backyard. That batch sparked what has now become Scratch ...

From Field to Feed Label – What’s in a Bag?

2017-08-10T15:08:40+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Chicken care, Feed information, Poultry Feed|Comments Off on From Field to Feed Label – What’s in a Bag?

Many of us have dreamed of life in the country – an idyllic balance of hard work on the farm followed with rewards of fresh eggs and happy livestock. Rising early, mornings are spent doing chores outside with afternoons of meal preparation and perhaps even baking a pie from scratch. Living on acreage, the possibilities ...

Mixed Messages: Why Labels Matter

2017-08-10T14:34:38+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Feed information, News and Updates|Comments Off on Mixed Messages: Why Labels Matter

Arriving at the Farmer’s Market, I glance around – smiling faces, colorful displays and a chorus of acrobatic-inspired laughter greets me as I arrive. The desire to “Buy Local” taps me on the shoulder and leads me down the aisle to peruse the available products.  Searching for eggs and meat, I begin to wonder what ...