Originally Posted by Peggysue
gary that is where the ration balancers come in they are designed off of averages on hay type/pasture type
Alfalfa NORMALLY has good protien numbers but a major Ca:P imblance so the lower % ones are balanced for alfalfa
Grass hay lack amino acids BIG TIME therefore the ration balancers for it are higher in protien.
Also need to watch WHERE your ration balancer is designed. Purina is not balancing for CA and KENT isn't either
The only company I know based in that area is LMF
Ration balancers are fine if you have a base line to work from. If you don't have a clue what your hay is providing you don't have a clue if you need it or how much.
I wouldn't add anything if not needed, your just wasting your money. If you do need it then you should know that also.
I just think far to many people don't look at there hay close enough and just waste money on useless supplements when all they need is a good hay. You'll get more out of paying an extra $.50 a bale then on a bucket of $50.00 supplements.