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Postby TN Cattle Man » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:07 pm

Jogeephus wrote:Friend has a feed store and also has an incubator and hatches all sorts of poultry and sells them really cheap....cheap enough a child could buy a couple with their allowance. Or a sucker for a deal like me. You know, I really do have better things to do than visit him each week to buy chicken feed.

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Jogeephus wrote:Friend has a feed store and also has an incubator and hatches all sorts of poultry and sells them really cheap....cheap enough a child could buy a couple with their allowance. Or a sucker for a deal like me. You know, I really do have better things to do than visit him each week to buy chicken feed.

Joe those chicks are the "bait". Then they have to buy a $20 bag of feed to keep'em going.
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Re: Opened A New Feed Store

Postby TN Cattle Man » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:11 pm

TexasBred wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:Friend has a feed store and also has an incubator and hatches all sorts of poultry and sells them really cheap....cheap enough a child could buy a couple with their allowance. Or a sucker for a deal like me. You know, I really do have better things to do than visit him each week to buy chicken feed.

Joe those chicks are the "bait". Then they have to buy a $20 bag of feed to keep'em going.

You got that right TB!! There was a store last year that was "Giving Away" 1 chick for every bag of Chick Starter that you purchased. Not a bad plan if you think about it... Wholesale chicks around here cost next to nothing.
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Postby RiverHills » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:29 pm

TN Next time we are heading the Nashville way. We will have stop in and look around.
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Sounds good RiverHills!
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J&D Cattle wrote:One thing that helped a new local feed store here is our local 4-H and FFA Fair/Expo. This gentleman is also a Purina dealer and he sells Honor Show Chow and Supplements to a bunch of local kids. These kids then advertise on their signs what they have been feeding.

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Yep... we've started down that road ourselves. I am very surprised at what these "Show" people are willing to pay for the Purina Honor Show Chows! It is some really good feed, but man that stuff is pricey!!


Purina Honor Show chows are some of the very best bagged show feeds out there. People that have shown steers at national levels have tried to make their own rations, and have just given up and gone back to show chow. It really is hard to beat for a bagged feed, even at that price!
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Re: Opened A New Feed Store

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TN Cattle Man wrote:
J&D Cattle wrote:One thing that helped a new local feed store here is our local 4-H and FFA Fair/Expo. This gentleman is also a Purina dealer and he sells Honor Show Chow and Supplements to a bunch of local kids. These kids then advertise on their signs what they have been feeding.

Good luck.

Yep... we've started down that road ourselves. I am very surprised at what these "Show" people are willing to pay for the Purina Honor Show Chows! It is some really good feed, but man that stuff is pricey!!


My son raised two hogs and I couldn't believe what it cost. He sold the barrow for a very nice profit and somebody liked the gilt well enough they took her to breed. We will be feeding Purina again next year!
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Re: Opened A New Feed Store

Postby TexasBred » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:12 am

TN Cattle Man wrote:
TexasBred wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:Friend has a feed store and also has an incubator and hatches all sorts of poultry and sells them really cheap....cheap enough a child could buy a couple with their allowance. Or a sucker for a deal like me. You know, I really do have better things to do than visit him each week to buy chicken feed.

Joe those chicks are the "bait". Then they have to buy a $20 bag of feed to keep'em going.

You got that right TB!! There was a store last year that was "Giving Away" 1 chick for every bag of Chick Starter that you purchased. Not a bad plan if you think about it... Wholesale chicks around here cost next to nothing.

In that case I'm make sure everybody got at least a dozen. Not only feed but waterers, wormers, etc. Baby chicks and ducks can be your best sales personnel.
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TN Cattle Man wrote:
J&D Cattle wrote:One thing that helped a new local feed store here is our local 4-H and FFA Fair/Expo. This gentleman is also a Purina dealer and he sells Honor Show Chow and Supplements to a bunch of local kids. These kids then advertise on their signs what they have been feeding.

Good luck.

Yep... we've started down that road ourselves. I am very surprised at what these "Show" people are willing to pay for the Purina Honor Show Chows! It is some really good feed, but man that stuff is pricey!!


My son raised two hogs and I couldn't believe what it cost. He sold the barrow for a very nice profit and somebody liked the gilt well enough they took her to breed. We will be feeding Purina again next year!

We have a local producer around us that uses the Show Chow to finish a couple of steers out on for about 30-60 days prior to butchering... swears by the stuff!! Comes in every Friday to pick up 5 bags.
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Re: Opened A New Feed Store

Postby TN Cattle Man » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:15 am

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TN Cattle Man wrote:
TexasBred wrote:Joe those chicks are the "bait". Then they have to buy a $20 bag of feed to keep'em going.

You got that right TB!! There was a store last year that was "Giving Away" 1 chick for every bag of Chick Starter that you purchased. Not a bad plan if you think about it... Wholesale chicks around here cost next to nothing.

In that case I'm make sure everybody got at least a dozen. Not only feed but waterers, wormers, etc. Baby chicks and ducks can be your best sales personnel.

Already planning for our "Chick Days" specials that we will have next Spring!!
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Re: Opened A New Feed Store

Postby TN Cattle Man » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:34 am

Just had the pleasure of meeting Bill (Ol'243) and his wife at the feed store today! What a great couple. They were on their way to Kentucky Lake where Bill drives (pilots) a 1/4 mike drag boat. I got to go into the trailer and check that monster out :nod:

Wishing you all the Best and good luck this weekend Bill!!
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Re: Opened A New Feed Store

Postby Ol' 243 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:09 pm

The pleasure was ours. Heck of a nice place you got there, I'm sure you'll do great.

If you live in the Clarksville area, do yourself a favor and trade with Brian, fine folks.
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Postby Jogeephus » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:25 pm

I don't know if you are planning on doing this or not but have you any plans on dealing with feed in the MegaSacks? They will hold between 1000-1500 lbs of bulk feed. My friend started dealing in these and it was a real hit to the smaller producers who fed cattle because of the savings. It was also good for him because he was able to have a good margin on the feed while reducing his handling costs and make allowing him to sell more feed than he otherwise would. A lot of cattlemen would brind their creep wagons to his store and he would fill their wagons with his forklift. It was win/win deal for everyone. If you are interested pm me and I can give you a general idea of what his margin was for each bag.
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Re: Opened A New Feed Store

Postby TexasBred » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:32 pm

Jogeephus wrote:I don't know if you are planning on doing this or not but have you any plans on dealing with feed in the MegaSacks? They will hold between 1000-1500 lbs of bulk feed. My friend started dealing in these and it was a real hit to the smaller producers who fed cattle because of the savings. It was also good for him because he was able to have a good margin on the feed while reducing his handling costs and make allowing him to sell more feed than he otherwise would. A lot of cattlemen would brind their creep wagons to his store and he would fill their wagons with his forklift. It was win/win deal for everyone. If you are interested pm me and I can give you a general idea of what his margin was for each bag.

Jo I did that for a while and saved some money and it was very convenient. Feed store would take the big sacks bag when you purchased a new one, then the state of Texas passed a new feed law that the sacks could not be exchanged.... Said they were afraid of what might have been put in then while "on the farm" so rather than pay $25 extra for the big bag I just went back to the 50 lb. bags.
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Re: Opened A New Feed Store

Postby D2Cat » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:02 pm

I just take the same bag back in and they fill it while it's setting in the back of my truck. I can get any amount up to about 1500#.
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