Originally Posted by rosie9r
And strategy wont make him hot? I had read some reviews that it did on some horses...I want to eliminate anything that could make him hyper. (and less manageable)...?
A vitamin supplement is safer, and DEFINITELY won't make him hot
. You have to feed quite a bit of strategy for full nutritional value. If you feed less than the recommended amount, you'd have to feed a vitamin supplement anyway!
And really, when you think about it, how can they make a "good" feed with all that nutrition, yet it's so cheap? It's about the same price or cheaper than plain whole oats right now... I'll tell you how, by using "sweepings" and "leavings" as the bulk of the pellet, basically stuff off the floor that I personally wouldn't feed to a goat... Or the byproducts from the ethanol and beer brewing industries, "brewers grains". It's not the grain itself, but the left overs that would normally be thrown away or made into pig chow.... Doesn't sound like a good thing to feed to me.
I like to feed whole foods, that I know exactly what they are and where they came from. My alfalfa pellets use rice bran as the binding agent, no animal fat or molasses. Beet pulp is just beet pulp, one ingredient, plus possibly a preservative (read the tag to make sure it's not animal fat or molasses). A good vitamin supplement will use soy, flax, or ground alfalfa as the base (read the ingredients to check!) with no fillers or byproducts.