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    Bulk grain in Canterbury

    Hi all,

    Any leads on reasonably priced bulk barley or maize for duck feed in canterbury?


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    As a suggestion contact Agrifeeds, they import DDG (dried distilled grain) it's mixed in as a supplement for stock food.
    You might get a sack or 2 as sweepings from a bulk shed.
    Added bonus.... birds get drunk and fly towards the boom noise!

    Disclaimer, never tried it, might be too fine. Let us know if it works.

    Question for you, isn't Canterbury the grain growing heart of NZ?

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    Would wheat do...? Know a farmer who had alot left over from last year

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    Ducks love wheat also.


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    I'm also interested in these answers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billbob View Post
    Would wheat do...? Know a farmer who had alot left over from last year
    I’d certainly look at wheat…..


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    If you got your timing right, you could probably drop in to any farm with silos and cereal crops, and offer to sweep out the silos, keeping whatever you clear out. It's a shit job, so would be a pretty fair deal, and I doubt many would say no. Harvest approaching full swing (I was on a chaser bin 51 weeks ago today) so people might have done it by now, but you never know.
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    google/yellow pages seed companies close to you [cates and other bulk grain outfits]
    . peas are a good option to.
    chook wheats usually not a bad price but if your talkin 500 kgs or more you shoulfd get a deal somewhere
    but theres no such thing as cheap maize
    but you could mix it by layin a thin spread with the wheat peas whateva.

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    keep buckets and sacks in the car.....its all over the roads in places this time of year onwards..was what looked like grass seed inside ashburton township couple of days ago..someone had a whoopsie... too easy to drive off with tailgate open when you have done lots of hours and brain getting fuzzy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    keep buckets and sacks in the car.....its all over the roads in places this time of year onwards..was what looked like grass seed inside ashburton township couple of days ago..someone had a whoopsie... too easy to drive off with tailgate open when you have done lots of hours and brain getting fuzzy.
    ive resembled that statement.
    didnt mind bulk grain or fertilizer but pallets of seed/grain inide curtain sider or on trailers were a recipe for disaster with me
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    Hahaha my brother in-law got a whole shopping bag full of that. Looks like grass seed but he is going the sea a small patch encase he ends up with radishes.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattS View Post
    I’d certainly look at wheat…..


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    Got a message to the farmer's wife who said he is going to ring me.
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    I mixed acorns with good old breakfast oats last year -bloody hell after feeding the mai mai a couple of times ,the bloody swans ducks and geese were lined up ala maccas drivethrough ,waiting for me to sow it.
    Nup didnt see any birds wearin tartan or attempting to play ye old sheepskin organ-oatmeal piano in flight,but the ground round the mai mai was clean as a whistle!!!

    actually ...hmmmmm.....haggis decoys as an option this year-now theres a thought!

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    Las season we fed 1.5t of maize. The shooting was good as you’d expect but they were expensive ducks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MattS View Post
    Las season we fed 1.5t of maize. The shooting was good as you’d expect but they were expensive ducks!


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    cheaper option mix 150 kgs of maize with the ton and a bit of chook wheat.
    the landlord gave me some grass seed to re seed the lawn in rakaia i ended up growing half a trailer of bloody swedes.
    careful billbob the famer might do something to your ring if you keep secret messaging his wife
    i swear sometimes with some of you south island bush types no names kotuku bill bob i need a bloody interprater.
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