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post #11 of 20 Old 12-18-2008, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Grain cost

What does grain cost you all... Here 10% is $21 on the hundred and Senior is $16.50-17.50 on the 50lbs. can change by the week. Triple-low starch runs $18.50-19/50lbs.

We are kind of in a tight situation being that we are a non-profit so we have to use the most cost effective and availble grain at our supplier...if I had my way they would get very good hay with maybe a few on high protein grain...but I do not control all of those choices unfortunatly...
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Right now the Horse Chow I buy is $11.20 for 50 lbs. Whole shell corn is $2.85 a bushel ( 56 lbs ) and whole oats are $2 a bushel ( 32 lbs ).
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What does grain cost you all... Here 10% is $21 on the hundred and Senior is $16.50-17.50 on the 50lbs. can change by the week. Triple-low starch runs $18.50-19/50lbs.

We are kind of in a tight situation being that we are a non-profit so we have to use the most cost effective and availble grain at our supplier...if I had my way they would get very good hay with maybe a few on high protein grain...but I do not control all of those choices unfortunatly...
My Horsego32 is $24 per 50 but one bag will last an adult horse 50 days

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #14 of 20 Old 12-18-2008, 10:33 AM
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if you are feeding Purina Senior or Strategy they are loaded with grains ... with higher NSC then most people think :)

What are NSC's? And is being loaded with grains a bad thing? We are feeding the strategy to our to foals (11mo & 4mo) Plus they each get about 4 flakes of hay a day. They are turned out 24/7 but there is very little grass.

When I first got Twitch (4mo old) she was not getting any hay, strictly grain, alfalfa cubes and milk plus. Now she gets hay & strategy . We were feeding both of them Alfalfa cubes( per previous owners recommendations ) but the farrier said the 11mo was staring to founder and they both have watery stools. So he recommended eliminating the alfalfa cubes. They have been off of them for about a week. We've seen some improvement in Twitch, but not much in the colts stool.

I give Twitch about a pound of grain in the morning and a pound at night. I'd love to get y'alls opinions. It's been a long time since I fed a horse, & back then our horses got a full coffee can of sweet feed plus hay.
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Twitch sugars and starches(NSC) are related to many health issues including ulcers, founder, metabolic symdromes as well as Developmental disorders better know as OCD...

with the amount you are feeding and the ages you are feeding you colt is lacking nutrition and most likely has vitamin/mineral imblances hindering proper growth ...

If they were mine and I used Purina products I would have them on the Enrich32 that would provide high levels of nutrition and amino acids with lower starches and sugars...

Don't feel bad until two years ago mine got a pelleted feed with a higher NSC still lower then most but high compared ot now .. I was raised feeding whole corn and oats half and half BIG coffee can twice a day ... gee we wondered why our ponies ran off with us and we couldn't hardly control them LMAO

the alfalfa most likely didn't cause your problems the grains most likely did ...

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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Twitch sugars and starches(NSC) are related to many health issues including ulcers, founder, metabolic symdromes as well as Developmental disorders better know as OCD...

with the amount you are feeding and the ages you are feeding you colt is lacking nutrition and most likely has vitamin/mineral imblances hindering proper growth ...

If they were mine and I used Purina products I would have them on the Enrich32 that would provide high levels of nutrition and amino acids with lower starches and sugars...

Don't feel bad until two years ago mine got a pelleted feed with a higher NSC still lower then most but high compared ot now .. I was raised feeding whole corn and oats half and half BIG coffee can twice a day ... gee we wondered why our ponies ran off with us and we couldn't hardly control them LMAO

the alfalfa most likely didn't cause your problems the grains most likely did ...

Thank you very much. I'm not fond of purina products, but it seems thats all I can find around here. Tractor supply carries Dumor, but I'v only seen the sweet feeds. What other brands/kinds of feed would you recommend for these foals? I will ask the store I purchase from if they carry them.

The ponies running off on you sounds very familiar I wondered why our horses were always so tempermental when I was a kid.
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if you PM me your zip I can see what else you can get in your area...

yeah I can actually ENJOY riding now without all those booger mans attacking us LOL ... when I think of all the hell I went thur up until about four years ago when I discovered lower NSC feeds and now the Ration Balancers WOW it's a wonder I am still alive..

if you look for the Ration Balancer thread started by me there is a list of products adn dealer locators ... if you can't figure them out all I need is your zip code to try and locate one near you ..

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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kind of grain

I work for Cargill so I feed Nutrena feed.
Life Design Youth for my yearling
Life Design Senior for my old boys
EnergX for the barrel racer
hay for the other fatties that don't need grain.
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Garr.. I was wondering when this topic was going to come up! LOL!

A long while back I started out on Purina feeds, Strategy and Equine Junior, but they were starchy and higher in sugar content for foals.

I am a strong standing user of Kent Feeds. Mine have dont so well on them. For the adults I use Dynasty Pro, and with new weanlings I use Dynasty Junior. After a few months I will bump them onto the Omegatin by Kent.

Kent has some really good prices and are formula locked. For my Dynasty Pro, about 13.00 a bag, but I buy it a ton at a time. For the Omegatin I pay about 32.00 a bag.

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I have used Triple Crown for years and love it. It is worth every penny you spend on it. I also have used ADM products. I am a huge fan of their stableized rice bran MoorGlo I love their nuggeted rice bran. I've used TC Senior and Complete as well as Lite.

TC Senior is about $26.00 for 50#'s The ADM rice bran nuggets ran about $27.00 and the powder ran about $22.00
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