The Nutrena Compete might work better. It's a little more expensive, but again, it looks like we would have to feed less of it than what we are currently feeding now.
Would this work?
Nutrena Compete (feed according to mfg directions)
Beet pulp (because decent hay is hard to get around here)
Omega Horse Shine (a little more added fat, plus psyllium since our brats like to dump their feed tubs and eat the feed off of the ground)
The Nutrena Compete looks to be pretty stout stuff, and since some of our horses are bigger than others, we will definitely have to separate them and not allow musical buckets.
Maybe I should had that our "hard keepers" are most likely only "hard keepers" because the quality of the hay isn't very good. Around here, you can choose decent grass hay at $145 for a 700 pound bale (which is what we are using now), or moldy alfalfa hay at $135/bale - and I wouldn't feed that to any living creature. We could ship some decent hay in, but I don't have $5,000 cash lying around for a load of hay, so we have to buy it from the feed store and try to make up for the lack of quality.
I sure wish this drought would end. Our own hay was much, much better than what we are feeding now - not to mention cheaper!
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