Broodmare Feed Suggestions?
So as some of you know, I purchased a mare in February who, as it turns out, is pregnant. She's just shy of 8 months along now, so I wanted to get her slowly started on a grain specifically designed for broodmares to make sure she gets all of the dietary supplements she needs in this final trimester.
I've seen a few out there, but as I've never bred before, I don't really know how any of them fair in comparison with each other. So for those of you regular breeders, what grain do you use and why?
She's just been out on pasture (with access to a nice coastal round bale at all times) up to this point and my vet said she'd be fine on pasture as long as it lasts, but since she's due in the middle of winter, I figure our pasture is going to be pretty sad by then. I plan on leaving her in the pasture right up until she's due but just pulling her out and feeding daily.
* And in case it is relevant. She is an 18h Shire. I'd rank her around a 5 on body condition out of 9.
Last edited by Southern Grace; 10-10-2013 at 02:54 PM.
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