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    11-18-2011, 01:18 PM
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So where do you buy the soybean 'chips'?
     
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    11-18-2011, 05:39 PM
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I get mine at the feed store. They call them chips or flakes. One's probably flatter than the other but I can't tell the difference. Good news is they didn't go up in price! Imagine that. Your feed store might have to special order it or just go with the soybean meal ($19/bag). Another good thing about the chips is they seem to have a longer shelf life than the meal.
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    11-18-2011, 05:53 PM
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FWIW, I buy Lakin Lite

Quality, nutritionally complete pelleted horse feed: Lakin Milling Company, Avondale, AZ

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (Min)............................................. ...11%
Crude Fat (Min)............................................. ......0.75%
Crude Fiber (Max)............................................. .....30%
Ash (Max)............................................. ..................12%
Calcium (Min)............................................. ............0.7%
Calcium (Max)............................................. ...........1.7%
Phosphorus (Min)............................................. ....0.18%
Phosphorus (Max)............................................. .....0.5%
Copper (Min)............................................. ..........15 ppm
Selenium (Min)............................................. ......0.2 ppm
Zinc (Min)............................................. ...............45 ppm
Vitamin A (Min)............................................. ...300 IU/LB

Ingredients:
Alfalfa hay, bermuda hay, cane molasses, phosphoric acid (feed grade), zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, cobalt carbonate, sodium selenite, potassium iodide, vitamin E supplement, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, choline chloride, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin supplement, thiamin mononitrate, niacin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid and d-biotin.

The same company offers this:

Estrella Brand
Horse Pellets For Maintenance And Training Of Mature Horses.

This feed is made from clean, dry ground alfalfa hay, cane molasses, and a vitamin-mineral supplement designed for Southwest conditions. Designed for maintenance or lightly worked horses, Estrella Brand is adequate to meet nutritional needs without further supplements, grain, or additional roughage.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (Min)............................................. ...........14%
Crude Fat (Min)............................................. ...................1%
Crude Fiber (Max)............................................. ............28%
Ash (Max)............................................. .........................12%
Calcium (Min)............................................. ....................0.8%
Calcium (Max)............................................. ..................1.7%
Phosphorus (Min)............................................. ...........0.18%
Phosphorus (Max)............................................. ............0.5%
Copper (Min)............................................. ................ 15 ppm
Selenium (Min)............................................. .............0.2 ppm
Zinc (Min)............................................. ......................45 ppm
Vitamin A (Min)............................................. ..........300 IU/LB

I find the Lakin Lite keeps the horses healthy even when the quality of the hay goes to pot. I also found that if I feed them hotter pellets, my mare gets semi-psycho. She does MUCH better on bermuda hay supported with the Lakin Lite.

I like it because it is "Guaranteed Analysis". Good luck finding hay around here that is guaranteed to be anything better than straw...
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