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Farmers, game park owners and conservationists face a common challenge with feeding their animals – they need bulk animal feed in durable packaging that is also easy to transport and store. The packaging needs to be tough but also prevent moisture and other contaminants from getting into the animal feed and spoiling it.

In addition, the ideal packaging solutions need to be affordable. Running a farm or game park is a cost-intensive exercise and packaging should not push up your operating expenses too much. This is where bulk bags become the ideal solution for animal feed, specifically biaxially orientated polypropylene (BOPP) bags.

BOPP bulk bags have high tensile strength, dimensional stability, recyclability and printability. They have a low electrostatic charge and are resistant to water and oils. BOPP is also used as a laminate over woven polypropylene fabric to improve its durability, moisture protection and allow for high-precision printing.

Custom Bulk Bags is a major manufacturer and supplier of bulk bags in South Africa. We produce up to 3.5 million bulk bags per year, all of which have a minimum safety factor rating of 5:1. Our products can safely hold between 500kg and two tonnes of material per bag, depending on your specifications.

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Packaging animal feed

Packaging is a vital part of the animal feed industry and the ideal solution must tick several boxes. The packaging needs to be strong and durable to protect the feed during transportation and storage. It also needs to meet regulatory requirements for cleanliness and hygiene to prevent harm to the animals.

The packaging also needs to have a cost-efficient design and be reusable to further boost cost savings. Lastly, it should be recyclable to protect the environment once no longer needed – many farmers and game park owners are conservationists after all.

Bulk bags tick all of these boxes. The woven polypropylene fabric is extremely strong and durable – it is puncture- and tear-resistant which helps to extend the shelf life and longevity of the bulk bags. 

Since these bags are plastic-based, they are water-resistant too. An additional inner liner can be added to completely prevent moisture ingression and keep the animal feed dry and free from mould. However, it also means that they can be rinsed out and cleaned when empty, then folded to minimise storage space.

Bulk bags are also more affordable than cardboard or paper packaging, not to mention that they can hold hundreds or thousands of kilograms per bag. They’re a smart, cost-effective and reusable solution for farmers and companies that care for large quantities of animals. What’s more, bulk bags can be easily stacked on top of one another, making them easy to store in warehouses or sheds when fully loaded.

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Rethinking animal feed packaging

Many farmers and ranchers accept the packaging supplied by their animal feed providers, but bulk bags are a convenient and versatile alternative. They can be ordered from Custom Bulk Bags and sent to the animal feed provider to be filled. 

If you need to ensure that certain regulations are adhered to, our consultants can take you through the specification process to design customised bulk bags for your unique needs. These include custom printing and labelling, UV coating, moisture protection and hygiene requirements.

Animal feed packaging needs to protect the product from the time it leaves the factory to the moment it’s offloaded into feeding troughs. Bulk bags are the perfect product for the job. For more information about our bulk bags or to get advice on the ideal design specifications, please contact us today.


Custom Bulk Bags is a leading South African manufacturer of woven polypropylene bags for various industries, such as mining, chemicals and food. We are able to produce over 3.5-million bulk bags per year, keeping our customers in stock at all times. Our bags adhere to the highest levels of quality as a result of our stringent in-house testing and quality control programmes.

Custom Bulk Bags holds ISO 9001 certification and we currently have a number of UN-certified designs. We are a Level 2 B-BBEE manufacturer and supplier and fall under the ownership structure of Deneb Investments Limited. For more information on our products, contact Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram for our latest news and industry insights.