Thank you for the links jaydee.
I checked out what is claimed to be inside the bag which is pretty much 2-3 differant typs of grasses - supplements - rice bran - fish oil & in a couple of bags Oats o and the Garantee Analyses Numbers.
I wonder if anyone has ever taken a handfull out of the bag and sent it in for analyses? I can pretty much garantee the numbers will not add up.
Too me it seems like pretty expencive processed hay, nutrition does not handle processing very well.
Beet Pulp....been through this a few times before, will keep it simple:
As you say it´s what is left over after extrakting the suger.
Fiber, yep, but you can get that with a good hay and it would be cheaper.
There is really no nutrition in beet pulp, some protien, fat, trace elements and yes there is still some suger (evidently they cannot process out all the suger...nor some of the sand which horse owners here in Sweden have been finding out).
And it has to be soaked before feeding. The trouble with that is the horse will not produce saliva which is needed as a nutural agent to prevent gastric ulcers.
I have looked over and studied what is on the market and I always come back to the same conclusion......"I see no advantage in feeding my horses bag feeds".
I know I am a Stick In The Mud (old way´s, oat´s & hay) but if it works....(I´v alway´s had hard working horses)...why change it.