Nutritional content of grass
 
 

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

Nutritional content of grass

This is a discussion on Nutritional content of grass within the Horse Nutrition forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • Nutrient content of gras
  • Nutritional content of lawn grass

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-27-2012, 04:35 PM
  #1
Weanling
Nutritional content of grass

Hey guys, I was just wondering if anyone knew the nutrition content ( sugar content, mineral content, ect. ) of grass at varying times of the day. Is grass more/less likely to cause weight issues at night vs. the day? Are easy keepers more prone to weight gain if they're sent out to graze in the afternoon vs. the morning? Any other differences in grass that could be potentially positive or negative to health?

Thanks!
Posted via Mobile Device
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-27-2012, 09:37 PM
  #2
Trained
Nutritional content depends on soil - what is available in the first place, type of grass, and to a degree, climate, weather, time of day, etc. Sugar content also depends on all those factors, so can't say without analysis. But sugars are produced by photosynthesis and are used by the plant over night for growing. Therefore, the longer time the grass is in sunlight, the more sugars it is likely to have. So yes, plants are generally richer in sugar at the end of the day & lowest around dawn. Frosty nights, overcast days and stress to the plants effect that too.
     
    05-27-2012, 09:48 PM
  #3
Green Broke
After cool nights and hot sunny days, the higher sugar. Rye grass has a higher fructose than some of the other grasses.
     

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

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

Log-in

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
Need Nutritional Advice for My Mare petitepyromaniac Horse Nutrition 2 03-10-2011 02:53 PM
Nutritional Needs Arksly Horse Nutrition 3 03-06-2011 06:50 PM
content after seeing these pictures. ArabianAllie Dressage 5 02-17-2011 03:26 PM
Celery? - (I hope its nutritional) Darla719 Horse Training 0 01-03-2011 08:13 PM
Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Leolani Horse Health 3 11-11-2009 03:20 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0