We are excited to announce that this fall our 8020 Pellets are going to be available in tote bags at Coastal Farm Stores under the name Cascade Cattle & Sheep. Because of this, we will no longer be selling tote bags of 8020 Pellets at our facility in Harrisburg. Please visit your local Coastal Farm store or give us a call for more details.
Located on the banks of the Big Muddy Creek just outside of Harrisburg, Oregon, Smucker Pelleting has been making cattle feed from grass seed screenings for over 20 years. As a family owned and operated business we strive to produce quality products at an economical price.
Smucker Pelleting was founded in 1993 by Steve Smucker. Steve started very modestly with a small pellet mill and limited storage. Over the years, Steve constantly reinvested into the business to improve the efficiency and quality of the operation. Smucker Pelleting is currently managed by Steve and his two sons Randy and Justin. Together they look to carry on the tradition of quality and efficiency.
Our 8020 Pellets are a combination of 20% dried distiller's grain (DDG) and 80% grass seed screenings. Designed primarily for cattle and sheep, we guarantee it to have 14.5% protein and 3% fat although it has consistently tested at 15% protein and 3.5% fat. This is a great, economical product if you want to pack some weight onto your animals.
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Grass Seed Screening Pellets
Our Grass Seed Screenings Pellets are our most economical feed. We guarantee it at 9% protein and 1% fat but it frequently tests at 10% protein 1.5% fat. This is a product ideal for supplementing grass hay.
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We do custom milling for customers who have a premixed product or a product they would like mixed with grass seed screenings. We have several sizes of dies depending on your needs. If you have a product you would like pelletized, give us a call.
How to Buy Feed
Smucker Pelleting is located at 24099 Powerline Road in Harrisburg, Oregon. We are open from 8 AM to 4 PM Monday-Friday. Feel free to drop in. Just drive across the bridge and onto the truck scales and someone will be with you to help you. If it does not work for you during those hours, call Justin to make an appointment. We accept payment by check or credit card. If you have more questions check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or call, email, or text us.
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What can I use to pick up bulk feed pellets?
Any open trailer or pickup bed that will hold loose pellets.
What can I use to pick up a tote bag of feed pellets?
Our tote bags fit nicely in the back of a full sized pickup or on a flatbed trailer. Our tote bags range in weight from about 1600 lbs. to 2000 lbs. We recommend strapping them down securely.
Do I get credit if I bring my tote bag back?
We do not offer credit for bringing back tote bags, but we will take them if you just want to get rid of them.
Do your feed pellets come in 50 lb. bags?
No. However, they do come in 1600-2000 lb. tote bags.
Do your feed pellets contain endophyte?
Yes, our feed can contain endophyte. Endophyte is a naturally occurring fungus that grows systemically in some types of fescues. Fescue screenings are one of several types of grass seed screenings that we make feed pellets out of. At low levels endophyte will not harm your animals. Endophyte is a vasoconstrictor which can constrict blood vessels resulting in decreased livestock blood flow to the extremities, especially in very hot or cold weather. We mitigate the impact of endophyte by mixing together all of the different types of grass seed screenings. We also test our pellets regularly to monitor the endophyte levels. For more information, check out this article from Oregon State University.
Why does your label recommend only feeding at 25% (Grass Seed Screenings Pellets) or 35% (8020 Pellets) of the total ration?
If feed at these levels, endophyte will not have any detrimental effects on your animals. However, we have customers who regularly feed at higher levels and we have never had a complaint concerning endophyte.
Can I feed your products to pigs?
This is not a feed designed for pigs. The fiber content in our feed is higher than a feed designed for pigs. However, it will not harm your pigs.
Can this feed be fed to horses?
This feed should not be feed to pregnant mares. Otherwise, it may be fed to horses.
Why should your feed not be fed to pregnant mares?
Our feed my contain endophyte which is especially harmful to pregnant mares.
Does your feed have molasses on it?
No, it does not contain molasses. However, livestock generally eat it very willingly, often preferring it to grass.