We bought 5 bags of DB racing and all 5 bags had safflower seeds that were empty inside. The birds refused to eat the safflower and would eat the barley which is the exact opposite of what it should have been. Check your safflower in the DB mix and make sure it is not empty inside. We switched to the international mix by Browns and had excellent race results. When you place 13th and 19th against over 1100 birds and 85 lofts in different weeks you have to say the feed is good quality. The only thing we add is hemp and barley.
aged feed isnt bad as long as it doesnt come with bugs ..I think it all comes down to how the feed stores store their food .I don't think the older bags are a problem, I was told that the grain has to be aged anyways before being used, so was I given bad information concerning aged or seasoned feed!?