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post #1 of 15 Old 01-07-2013, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Step 8 Feed - Albertans?

Hey, does any of the Albertans on the forum use this feed? Pros or cons? Thanks
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post #2 of 15 Old 01-07-2013, 05:09 PM
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Anyone in western Canada, and the northwest US should take a good look at Hoffmans. It's far more complete than step 8.
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never heard of it till now but went to check the manufacturer's website. They give flowery description of feeds but no feed analysis or feeding guidelines of the product like many other feed manufacturer do. Makes it hard to compare products or know what you are getting...that in itself is a turnoff
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I haven't fed it but here is the nutrirional analysis on it.
http://cdn-l.viterra.com/static/feed...uide-Step8.pdf
I personally prefer a Masterfeeds product that my horses do very well on.
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Anyone in western Canada, and the northwest US should take a good look at Hoffmans. It's far more complete than step 8.
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Haha I use Hoffmans now, someone was raving about step 8 and was wondering if it was 'all that'.....
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I used Step 8 on my skinny 2 year old and it worked good. I like my Masterfeed though.
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Haha I use Hoffmans now, someone was raving about step 8 and was wondering if it was 'all that'.....
Imo Hoffmans is a superior product. Haven't had a single colic, ulcers, founder etc with it. Ration or minerals.
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Step 8 is a good way to get some fat on a skinny horse but it is not a complete ration like many others. If you are looking for a filler or way to put on some quick weight it is great but other than that I would look into something else.
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I am in western Canada & there is no Hoffmanns here, there is the Step feeds, but I prefer Otters high fibre or Lifeline feeds. The higher fibre Step feed looked like cheap dog food & the horses didn't really care for it.
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Imo Hoffmans is a superior product. Haven't had a single colic, ulcers, founder etc with it. Ration or minerals.
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Yeah I give the ration to my horse, I'm moving barns in a month as a spot in a barn closer to me will be opening up and they feed Step 8 (and rave about it) so I might just continue with the Hoffmans and allow them to feed a small amount of step 8 to my guy as he will be in heavier work now and it will not look like I'm shunning their preferred ration......my horse could use a little fat now as he will also have more turn out.....so might work both ways

Ps. My horse looks awesome on Hoffmans....
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