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    02-03-2011, 10:56 PM
Thanks to you guys I have/am switching over to nutrena! Bought 2 bags of the senior feed today and 1 bag of the Purina senior so I can slowly switch
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    02-10-2011, 09:52 PM
Originally Posted by qtrhrsecrazy    
I've fed Nutrena products for years. When I was feeding Nutrena Senior, they offered 2 types.. one with beet pulp, and one without. I prefered the one with for my old guy. The same store didn't sell both types. Orchelns and Southern States Feeds are the only 2 places I've seen and bought the Senior with beet pulp.
Now lol... my beef with Nutrena reps - I have moved to an area with no Orchelns or SS. All I've seen here is Senior without beet pulp. I've contacted reps for my area, and they say there is not 2 types and it all has beet pulp... um, yes there are 2 types and no one does not have it. Same with the Nutrena page on Facebook when I mentioned it. All I wanted was to find the closest place to me that sold the one with bp.
Why they would tell a person such a thing when there are 2 types is beyond me.. they even look and smell different with the bp or without. One with states clearly on the bag it contains bp and flax. Doesn't say much about their reps, which makes me wonder about higher up in corporate.
I will say they have a good product, my old guy did great on their Senior, my youngers great on the life design prime, which brings me BACK to their ignorant reps lol... I fed 12% Prime. I move here and can only find 10% and 14%. I ask rep to bring in 12%.. he argues with me they don't make a 12% Prime. I had to show the store clerk a bag (i'd brought 100lbs with me in the move) to verify I'm not out of my mind and for them to tell the rep over the phone that yes, you DO make a 12%.
I do like their products, but my God dealing with their reps has taken a big toll on me

Edited to say they do now sell my 12% Prime here at TSC lol
I would like to say that I have been in touch with a very cordial and helpful Nutrena rep. It has been pointed out to me that all their Senior will now contain beet pulp, flax and rice bran.

Nutrena makes wonderful feed products, and I'm very happy to know that now we can get Senior w/bp, flax, and rice bran everywhere! Of course it all still contains probiotics, biotin, etc etc. Great feeds :)
    02-11-2011, 09:52 AM
Just because thier senior is a "decent" feed doesn't mean all thier feeds are
    02-11-2011, 10:52 AM
Originally Posted by Peggysue    
Nutrena it's nutritonal package is more bioavaliable then purina's :) And it is a fixed formula I was shocked to discover
Sigh. I said that a long time ago.

There are several plants throughout the US that manufacture for Nutrena. Keeps the feed fresh and less $ as they don't spend a ton of fuel to get it trucked in.
    02-11-2011, 11:19 AM
Several plants is part of the problem ... each area is using nutritionally different ingredients

Actually MLS they JUST went to fixed formula on a few feeds about six months ago and safe choice is NOT one of them
    02-11-2011, 11:35 AM
Originally Posted by Peggysue    
Just because thier senior is a "decent" feed doesn't mean all thier feeds are
I also feed their Prime with great results. It's "decent" too
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    02-12-2011, 12:30 PM
Qtr prime is just a basic sweet feed in desguise :) I personally won't feed anything with grains a horses digestive system is just not meant to have all those sugars and starches
    02-14-2011, 02:13 PM
Yeah, but it's lower in fat than SafeChoice
    02-14-2011, 04:13 PM
If I remember right it is higher in NSC which is bad...LOL horses readily convert fat to energy

When I get my internet back I will double check to be sure

Of the Nutrena feeds I want to try the Empower Balancer but right now I can't get it around me
    02-14-2011, 06:19 PM
The SafeChoice is?
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