We have a couple easy keepers in the barn. They get a small amout of oats and soaked beet pulp with flax, just because the whole herd(mostly hard keepers) come in for grain. I don't know that a small amount will really make a big difference. Which of these feeds is worse for easy keepers?
We have several hard keepers. Some are growing, some are seniors and several are ottb's. One of the latter has gotten very hot. He gets mostly soaked beet pulp with some whole oats(no mollasas) and ground flax. He's not a super hard keeper, but he does need extra in the winter. He also has free choice good quality grass hay and several acres to run on with the herd.
What should he be fed that will both keep weight on him and cool down his excess energy?
Which feeds fall into the hot catagory, and which are cold(other than oils)?