I bred my TB in June and right after she was bred she dropped a little weight ~75 lbs. I started her on Purina Amplify and a mix of Omolene 400 and Healthy Edge ~9 lbs split between 2 feedings and she started filling out a little but very slowly gaining back maybe 50 lbs. Then in August I went away for 2 weeks and paid someone to feed for me. They hayed and watered but fed very little if any grain and she dropped another ~75 lbs. So she went into September about 100 lbs underweight. She is not emaciated but she doesn't have much extra on her either if you know what I mean. She's probably a 3 on the Henneke scale. She is now getting about 16 pounds a day in 3 feedings a mix of 30% of a sweet feed 12% protein and 70% of Strategy along with access to still green pasture, spring water and a salt block with hay supplemented if they need to be brought in and she will have free choice hay all winter.
She is a picky eater and will sift through any powders and most pellet supplements and is also picky about her grain and won't eat anything oily. She has not to this point ever been a particularly hard keeper, she was previously maintained in work and in condition on pasture and 6 lbs of whole oats plus 1 lb of 12% feed per day.
I'm not sure what else to add to her feed that she will eat or if I should just stick with what I'm doing and let her add weight slowly or if it was a good idea to bump up her grain again. She will eat beet pulp but I wasn't sure since she is also on free choice good pasture if it was worth it to feed that as well? I have blankets so worrying about her maintaining body temps through the winter isn't really an issue but I like them to have a fat pad going into winter and she doesn't plus she's eating for 2 and the baby is going to continue to take more and more from her as the winter goes along. If anyone has any suggestions I'd be grateful as I've never had this problem putting weight on her before. Thanks!