Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: East of Austin, Texas on 10 acres.
We were gifted with 5 bags of Purina Ultium Mare and Foal--which we are feeding to them at a rate much lower than the suggested rate of almost 20lbs a day (15.75lbs for a 1400lb lactating mare). Our mare is 2000lb! She is currently getting 4.5lbs 2/day.
After that is gone, we will switch them to a ration balancer. I already have it on hand--TC 30%. I'll keep the alfalfa/timothy pellets/cubes (I buy whatever I can get on sale); oil; free choice coastal hay; and replace the Purina Ultium with the Triple Crown. I'll probably up the cubes/pellets and/or oil to make up the caloric difference since the TC 30 will be fed at a much lower rate. I haven't calculated how much they'll need daily, but I'm thinking that the mare will need about 2-3lbs daily of the ration balancer.
Thanks for all of the nutrition advice! I do appreciate it!
Last edited by texasreb; 03-13-2013 at 11:22 PM.