I think I found something I really like and I want to know what others think. This is a ration balancer that I found made by a company in upper sandusky called kalmback feeds. It is from their new tribute horse feed line. It is called Essential K
Crude protein 28% min
Lysine 2.2% min
Methionine 0.6% min
Threonine 1.2% min
Crude fat 6% min
Crude fiber 5% max
Calcium(ca) 2.5% min
Calcium(ca) 3.5% max
Phosphorous 1.5% min
Salt (NaCl) 1.00% min
Salt (NaCl) 1.5% max
Selenium (Se) 1.5 ppm min
Cobalt 4 ppm
Ascorbic acid 80 mg/lb min
Vitamin A 30,000 IU/lb min
Vitamin D 2,500 IU/lb min
Vitamin E 500 IU/lb min
Dehulled soybean meal, ground extruded whole soybeans, dehydrated alfalfa meal, wheat flour, wheat middlings, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, cane molasses, soybean oil, lignin sulfonate, magnesium oxide, L-lysine, DL-methionin, salt, potassium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, potassium chloride, vitamin a supplement, vitamin e supplement, vitamin d supplement, biotin, folic acid, vitamin b-12 supplement, pantothenic acid, niacin, thiamin mononitrate, menadione dimethylpyrimidinol bisulfate (source of vitamin k activity), riboflavin, ascorbic acid, choline chloride,, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, mananese sulfate, copper sulfate, ethylene diamine dihydriodide, cobalt sulfate, sodium selenite, selenium yeast, copper lysine complex, zinc methionine complex, manganese methionine complex, cobalt glucoheptonate, and natural and artificial (apple) flavor.
Top dress from 0.5 lbs up to 5lbs depending on forage quality, age, and body condition, and performance levels of the individual horses.
Provide you horse(s) a minimum of 1% of bodyweight in good quality hay or pasture per day. Always allow free choice of clean fresh water and free choice salt.
For addtional information please contact your kalmbach feed representative.
This is a fixed formula feed and actually smells pretty good and taste pretty good (yeah I tried it). Tell me what you think of this because I think this is what I am going to buy. I can feed this to everyone in the barn and not have to play the mad scientist mixing feed anymore at night.
Also, if I buy this, someone please tell me how to switch from a grain based feed to this ration balancer because the amount I have to feed of this is a quarter or more less than what I am feeding of everything else.
I had to go through and hand type all this because the website to the tribute line is under construction
They do not have this feed listed on their site but this is one page I did find that was not product specific. http://tributehorsefeeds.com/Int/recommend.html
Also from reading I have found that triple crown and tribute are both related to the same company kalmbach, which is something I never knew before.