Calories in Different Feeds

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Horse Nutrition

Calories in Different Feeds

This is a discussion on Calories in Different Feeds within the Horse Nutrition forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • Horse feed calories per g
  • Calories in purina ultium

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-29-2012, 02:01 PM
Green Broke
Calories in Different Feeds

I for one would like to be able to look at a bag of feed and be able to read it like we do our food. I would like to know what a serving size is and how many calories are in it and how much of everything else. Is there anywhere I can find this information.
I feed........
Beet pulp
Purina Amplify
Purina Ultium
Cool Calories 100
Good pasture or grass hay

Now I found beet pulp calories per lb and also alfalfa.

Anyway, any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
Sponsored Links
    04-29-2012, 02:11 PM
Go to Purina equine feeds click on product to the right is a feeding chart shows what is good for each type of horses needs. Remember each horse is fed as a individual according to their needs.

    04-29-2012, 04:06 PM
If you absolutely cannot find the information by googling, you can do a pretty good calculation on your own simply by knowing the fat concentration of the feed. Fat has 9 calories per gram; protein and carbohydrates have 4 calories per gram. There are 453.6 grams per pound, and from there, you can figure out roughly how many calories per pound.

The one caution there is how to treat fiber content. There are differing opinions on how many calories the body can extract from fiber, so when I'm coming up with rough estimates, I typically just use 2 calories per gram for the fiber content.
    04-29-2012, 05:13 PM
Green Broke
Oooooooooooooooo thank you!!!
    05-03-2012, 11:53 PM
You won't find a simple 'serving size' on the bag, because horses come in too many different shapes, sizes & requirements for that, but there should be a chart to give basic ration info. Just remember the amount on the pack/website for that is almost invariably too high... them wanting you to buy more of their feed & all. There is also a book available with precisesly that sort of info, but sorry, can't recall what it is.

As for calories, that info should be available on line too, or you could email & ask, but interestingly I recently read an article about calories of feed and there is a list of feeds that are commonly under- or over-estimated. I don't have it here to check, but I do recall that calorie content of beet pulp was around 20% higher than estimated!!
    05-04-2012, 12:49 AM
Green Broke
Thank you for the info. If you can remember the name of that book, please let me know.
    07-17-2014, 12:55 PM
Green Broke
Ok, I am reviving this thread because I still would like to know how many calories are in a lb of Amplify!! I may have to email them!
    07-18-2014, 05:05 PM
E-mailing them is probably going to be the fastest way to get an answer.

Another way would be to get a one month membership to It can calculate the digestible energy (in calories) for your entire feed program, or you can enter one feed at a time and see the calories for only that specific item. They have a very long list of feeds in their database.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cool Calories 100 TbLover Horse Nutrition 13 04-19-2012 12:52 PM
How many calories? TbLover Horse Health 4 03-27-2011 03:08 PM
Anyone know about Cool Calories 100? tealamutt Horse Health 6 10-07-2009 09:58 PM
Calories per lb Peggysue Horse Health 1 05-15-2009 02:35 PM
Cool Calories? Anyone used this? IrishRider Horse Health 0 04-17-2009 07:07 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0