Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In Sunny, HOT and HUMID S.C.
Since you apparently don't have an easy keeper:
Copra and beet pulp. With easy keepers you have to be careful of too much copra since it does digest easily and will add the calories.
Both easily digested, low NSC and WSC, none of the issues found with grains. Copra has the reverse more P than Ca so the ratio is backwards, but beet pulp has plenty of Ca and no P so it corrects the ratio.
Copra's digested in the foregut, beet pulp in the hindgut.
You also get about 5-10% coconut oil with copra.
Beet pulp is far too under utilized as an excellent source of easy to digest fiber for the hindgut.
Of course all this should just be things you add to a diet that is made primarily of lots of grazing and/or not too overly "rich", low in WSC, hay.
They're always going to be bigger and stronger so you better always be smarter. (One of my grandfather's many pearls of wisdom)