The question “Why Soy Free, Corn Free, and Non-GMO?” requires a lengthy response, too much to truly cover here. The following is a brief overview and we will add relevant links as we can.
Most of the soy available today is genetically modified. Additionally soy has become the inexpensive “filler” protein used in so many commercial animal feeds.
Soy-based protein as the main protein source is not natural for animals. Additionally chickens are not vegetarians. (Watch them chase down a grasshopper or chase each other for an earthworm!)
And they need both plant and animal protein to get the complimentary amino acids necessary for a truly healthy bird. Goats and cattle need a variety of protein sources as well to thrive. Horses need natural proteins and fats, not soy based.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)
Increasingly, and controversially, some grains are being planted using genetically modified seeds. In this way the crop can survive herbicides (think Round-Up ready corn) and yields can be artificially increased. We believe in avoiding GMO grains in our own diet and in the diets of our animals! Our tests have shown no GMO detected in the grain we use in our feed.