Certified Naturally Grown requires that livestock feed be grown without synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or post-harvest fungal treatments. The feed must also be produced without genetically modified or treated seeds, and must not contain medications, or animal byproducts.
It is not sufficient for feed to be non-GMO. That designation is important and necessary, but it is not sufficient, since it does not indicate whatsoever that the feed meets the other standards outlined above, in particular, that the feed was grown without synthetic chemical fertilizers. Hiland Naturals’ non-GMO feed is not approved for CNG farms. We state this here explicitly because they continue to tell producers that this product is acceptable on CNG operations.
Depending on the region, feed that meets all of these requirements can be difficult to find or expensive to ship. Below, we’ve assembled some resources and a list of the most common feed suppliers that our current members use.
This is a work in progress. If you know of another feed supplier, please let us know; help us expand our list!
Suppliers of Feeds that Meet CNG Standards[While many of these suppliers only offer Certified Organic feeds, some also offer feeds that do not meet CNG standards. Producers must verify with the supplier that the feed meets all CNG requirements.]
Cashton Farm Supply
– Certified organic feed, grain, and minerals for livestock. Also organic seeds and pullets. Will mix custom blends.
– Distributors in IA, IL, IN, MN, OH
Coyote Creek Organic Feed Mill
– Certified organic livestock feed
Earth Pets Organic Feed and Garden
– Certified Organic livestock feed
– Corn-Free and Soy-Free formulas available.
– Certified organic blended feeds (poultry, swine, sheep, calf)
– Minerals and grains
Green Mountain Feeds
– Organic bagged feeds for Dairy, Swine, Poultry, Sheep and Goats.
-Bagged feeds available at over 100 locations in the northeast.
– Certified organic feed for cattle, goats, pigs, broilers, and layers, and minerals.
– Distributors in AL, CT, GA, IL, IN, KY, MS, NJ, NY, PA, SC, TN, VA, WI, WV
Kentucky Organic Farm and Feed
– Specializes in organic livestock feed
– Available in bulk and bagged
Lakeview Organic Grain
Penn Yan, NY
– Certified organic feed grains, bagged feed, approved supplements, crop seeds and animal health care products
– Deliver bulk feed throughout New York and northern Pennsylvania and ship seed throughout the Northeastern US.
Lightning Tree Farm
-Certified organic animal feed and grains