09-13-2013, 10:29 AM
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I read that with the addition of decent hay they should be fed around 10 to 20 lbs of fodder daily to replace feed. I'd only be feeding 10 a day as a supplement for protien/vits, my hay is only going to have 10%+\- this year but they will have it 24/7.
A pound of seed makes around 7 lbs of fodder.
So you'd be getting around 350 lbs from a 50 lb bag.
So if I fed 30 lbs of fodder to 3 horses a day that 1 bag would last me about 12 days.
That isn't too shabby. Hmmmm...
I use to have enough pasture to last the mild winters here with free access hay/minerals as the only addition to their diet. Here at the "new" farm I only have 15 good acres that won't carry them through. I don't like it because my horses have always been so fat and happy, but last year the hay was crap and I hated feeding grain to keep them looking sharp. Honestly I don't like grain period.
Horses need grass and minerals period for the most part.
Still considering alfalfa pellets instead though, wonder how much organic ones are, or if they are even available? Better than fodder?
I use their manure on the garden and want organic.
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