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    08-07-2008, 11:00 PM
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What does it cost you to feed your horses their HARD feed??

We have the what do you feed thread lets go one step further what do you feed, how much of it a day and what does that cost you??

Mine get Kent's http://www.kentequine.com/getdoc/708.../7678-pdf.aspx a ration balancer

I have three that get 1lb a day and one that gets 1 1/2 lbs a day

Each bag cost me $23.45 after taxes

So for 3 it is 47 cents a day
And for the other it is 70 cents a day

This does not include hay LOL

But just for giggles
A 1500 lb round cost me $40 and last about 10 days so $4 a day for hay for 4 horses :)

To get the price per lb just divide the price per bag by 50
To get the price per day multiply the price per pound by the number of pounds fed :)

OR divide the cost of the bag by the number of days it last
     
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    08-07-2008, 11:39 PM
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I don't feed any hard feed. ;) I do feed a complete feed which supplements my aged appy's diet of grass in summer and hay in winter. They all get a bit of it as well as some alfalfa pellets or cubes and often I feed beet pulp. All of my horses are easy keepers except for the Appy and that's because he's 29 and losing his teeth. Full pasture is a great thing, imo..
     
    08-07-2008, 11:42 PM
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I don't feed any hard feed. ;) I do feed a complete feed which supplements my aged appy's diet of grass in summer and hay in winter. They all get a bit of it as well as some alfalfa pellets or cubes and often I feed beet pulp. All of my horses are easy keepers except for the Appy and that's because he's 29 and losing his teeth. Full pasture is a great thing, imo..
hard feed is anythign besides hay ;) and includes supplements
     
    08-07-2008, 11:56 PM
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Around here hard feed would be grain products.. Supplements are supplements. :) A complete feed, which would be a fiber rich feed is not a hard feed.. That's how I have always understood it. :)
     
    08-07-2008, 11:58 PM
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Oops, and I have no idea how much it costs me a day.. I don't keep those records. Lol
     
    08-08-2008, 12:02 AM
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Oops, and I have no idea how much it costs me a day.. I don't keep those records. Lol
My hubby makes me LOL he actually sat down and figured all our horse's expenses for the year talk about scarey
     
    08-08-2008, 12:04 AM
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Ah well my hubby makes me pay for my own horse expenses now. I still don't keep track of it. Lol
     
    08-08-2008, 07:21 AM
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Funny thing is ever since I recieved my newest addition I began keeping record of EVERYTHING I got in reference to her. Anything from feed to a new brush to fly spray. It was more out of curiosity for me. I wanted to see how much I spent on her a year. It shall be interesting.

As far as the feed goes I'll have to work on that... getting some numbers 4 you.
     
    08-08-2008, 07:28 AM
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Green Broke
Packer pellets - 50 lbs. Bag is about $8.00 go through maybe just under two bags a month.
     
    08-08-2008, 08:44 AM
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Green Broke
I feed both horses Triple Crown Equine Senior: http://www.triplecrownfeed.com/senioranalysis.php

Justin gets:
12 lbs a day, so 1 bag would last 4.167 days...

At $18.25 per bag, that's $4.38 per day :)


Boo gets:
6 lbs a day, so 1 bag would last 8.33 days...

At $18.25 per bag, that's $2.19 per day :)
     

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