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post #21 of 25 Old 09-14-2012, 10:15 AM
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I feed Progressive as well and absolutely love it! I switched when the dealer I was getting nutrena's balancer from had a hard time keeping enough in stock (even called 2 weeks out for a large order) went to pick it up and they didn't have any. Switched to Progressive and am very glad I did.
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post #22 of 25 Old 09-14-2012, 10:19 AM
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I went to the feed store with the intention of just getting Purina or Buckeye's version, and the guy talked me into Progressive. :) I am glad he did.

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post #23 of 25 Old 09-14-2012, 05:50 PM
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Look into the ADM GroStrong line. They have RB's and min/vit supplements.

If your horses stay at a good weight off pasture alone, I would look into the GROstrong vit/min supplement mixed with a handful of a carrier feed. The carrier can really be anything.... oats, cheap sweet fewed, etc. It's not going to cause any harm fed at 1-2 handfuls a day. You just need a carrier for the vit/min supp so they eat it.

They can design a mostly forage feeding plan for you. I just talked to them via email.

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post #24 of 25 Old 09-17-2012, 08:54 PM
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I have yet to purchase any but the one I have heard a lot of good things about is Purina's Enrich 32. there is also an Enrich 12 depending on your pasture/hay situation.

My big hold up is the 40min drive in the wrong direction to get to a purina dealer that will stock it. But at 1pound/day a $29.00 bag of feed is going to be worth the trip a couple times a year.
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post #25 of 25 Old 09-18-2012, 02:32 PM
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I won't use purina products bc their formulas are not fixed formulas. Therefore, each bag can be different and they go with whatever ingredients are cheapest at the time.

ADM, Buckeye, Triple Crown are all fixed formulas, meaning they don't change.

I have used buckeye and tc and like them both. I have heard good things about ADM and their gro-line of feeds look great label wise.

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