Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I buy bagged stockfeed directly from the mill?
A: We are not registered for bag retail sales and due to our Food Safety Program commitments, we need to distribute our products to licenced stockfeed retail outlets, so as to assist us with traceability in the event of a product recall.
Q: Do you use any Restricted Animal Material (RAM) in your diets?
A: No, we do not, Vella Stock Feeds use vegetable proteins in all of our diets.
Q: Do you use any synthetic hormones or growth promotant in your diets?
A: No, we do not.
Q: Do you use any Antibiotics in your diets?
A: Antibiotics are very strictly controlled and monitored by Veterinarians, Government organisations and site FoodSafety programs. Antibiotic’s or traces off are not allowed to go into a diet that may be used at multiple sites e.g. bagged stockfeed. We have a very strict protocol that in the event a customer needs an Antibiotic to improve their livestock’s health, the Vet must give authorisation and it is fully documented and a full system flush and cleanout is done to ensure no cross-contamination with other diets. This system flush is a large cost to the customer and would only be done so as to ensure the livestock’s wellbeing.
Q: Do your poultry diets contain an industrial chemical medication for coccidiosis?
A: No we do not, we prefer to use a natural herbal extract (Regano™) to aid assist & aid against Coccidiostat in our Starter and Grower poultry diets. Regano is also used within our bagged starter diets for Calves, Rabbits, Guinea Pig and selected Horse diets too.
Q: Can I buy bulk stockfeed directly?
A: Yes, the minimum size order per product is 3.00 metric tonnes, thereafter our batch sizes increases in 1.50 metric tonne increments e.g. 3.00, 4.50, 6.00, 7.50 tonne and so on.
Q: Do you do feed in Bulk Bags?
A: Yes, we can, again a minimum of 3.00 metric tonne order per product. This may be available through your local stockfeed outlet also. Please also consider the safety of such packaging, having an implement that can safely lift and carry and ensure no children climb on or over as bulk bags have a narrow base for their height and can topple.
Q: Do you organise delivery?
A: Not personally ourselves, however we can assist you with delivery to most areas vai other logistic providers.