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    10-31-2010, 10:34 AM
  #1
dee
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What can anyone tell me about Omolene 400

Like it? Hate it?

We have a 2-year old colt that cannot have alfalfa or any feed that contains alfalfa. Even SafeChoice isn't safe for him - it does have alfalfa. According to Purina, Omolene has -0- alfalfa, thus would be safe to feed to Junior. It appears to be mostly beet pulp, which we already feed, so we may be able to eliminate or cut back on it. You sure feed a lot of it - Junior would need nearly 9 pounds a day!

Here are the ingredients:

INGREDIENTS
DRIED BEET PULP, GROUND SOYBEAN HULLS, CANE MOLASSES, DEHULLED SOYBEAN MEAL,CRACKED CORN, SOYBEAN OIL, CALCIUM CARBONATE, STABILIZED RICE BRAN,MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, VEGETABLE OIL, SALT, GROUND CORN,FLAXSEED, GROUND RICE HULLS, CITRIC ACID, WHEAT MIDDLINGS, CHOLINE CHLORIDE,
PROPIONIC ACID (A PRESERVATIVE), VITAMIN E SUPPLEMENT, SORBITAN MONOSTEARATE,RIBOFLAVIN SUPPLEMENT, VITAMIN B-12 SUPPLEMENT, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, IRON OXIDE, L-LYSINE, TOCOPHEROLS, VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENT, NIACIN SUPPLEMENT, ZINC
OXIDE, COPPER SULFATE, CALCIUM IODATE, MAGNESIUM OXIDE, COBALT CARBONATE, FERROUS CARBONATE, MANGANOUS OXIDE, DL-METHIONINE, RICE MILL BY PRODUCT, VITAMIN D3 SUPPLEMENT, SODIUM SELENITE.
24% GROUND SOYBEAN HULLS


I don't see any biotin in it, is that a problem? Biotin is for hoof and coat health.

Does anyone have any other recommendations? Junior is gaining weight on what we are feeding him but I want to make sure he is getting all he needs. Plus, we are looking to try to simplify our feeding routine. It takes forever to get the feed ready in the mornings and evenings, and we only have the four adult horses! (Beet pulp has to soak for at least an hour, and I'm leary of feeding it without soaking)



     
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    11-01-2010, 06:53 PM
  #2
Foal
I would call up Purina, nutrena, whatever feeds are available in your area, and ask about feeds with NO alfalfa.

Also try LMF feeds, AWESOME feed!

I was soso on omo 400. It was ok, Id rather feed my hay ,and give a better grain.

Also a beet pulp trick.. Soak tomorrows feed today. When you feed tomorrow soak the next days feed, I did that this winter when I had a ton of starved horses on. Made things sooooo much easier! And faster
     
    11-01-2010, 08:13 PM
  #3
dee
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Purina is the one that told me about the Omolene 400 - it's the only product they have that is alfalfa free. Nutrena says they have alfalfa in all of their products, so that's out.

The more I read on the Omolene 400, the more I realized I may be better off just sticking to what I feed now. But, I may have to bite the bullet and get some Timothy hay pellets to bump up the protein for the growing boy. Our hay wasn't the best this year (but just wait until next year - we will be working on the fields this winter!), so he needs more protein. The Omolene seems to have a lot of fillers...
     
    11-02-2010, 12:08 AM
  #4
Foal
What about a sweet feed? Like the all breed stuff? Or maybe even a cattle mix? The calf growena My horses LOVE.
     
    11-02-2010, 07:29 AM
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dee
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I'm not really a fan of feeding grain - especially sweet feeds with lots of molasses. We give our horses a pelleted feed called "Paddock" made by Shawnee Mills. It has molasses in it, but not much. In comparing what we are feeding now: beet pulp, Paddock (I think I left that out of a previous post) and oats, Junior is essentially getting everything that's in the Omolene at less than half the price. So much for simplifying..
     
    11-02-2010, 08:08 AM
  #6
Green Broke
I don't like the Omolene line. They're very "sweet" without a lot of nutrition. You're better off using timothy pellets or beet pulp and a good all-in-one vitamin supplement. Horsetech.com has a great one called High Point.

I get mine custom made from Uckele Nutrition, with extra amino acids and biotin. Mine only runs $0.41 per-serving. I can give you more details if you're interested. I feed with it 1/4-1/2 cup of flax for added fat. My feed store carries a "no name" milled brown flax for only $28 for a 50 lb bag. I have eight horses to feed, so I try to do things as economically as possible, but still high in quality and nutrition. I have two that can't have alfalfa (makes them hyper), so I use Timothy pellets for them. I add 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar to make the powders mix with the pellets, though water works fine too .
     
    11-02-2010, 09:48 AM
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dee
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That's what I was thinking - the Omolene has too much molasses. Even though there is a certain amount of molasses in the beet pulp we feed, it's not as much as in commercial feeds.

The only place I've found around here to get timothy pellets, which is what I would like to give the little guy (who suddenly isn't as little as he used to be!) is at Lumber2 in OKC, and it's EXPENSIVE compared to alfalfa pellets - almost twice as much, for half the protein!

I guess we'll just keep on with what we are doing for now...
     
    11-02-2010, 09:58 AM
  #8
Yearling
Do you have a feed mill in you area? I get my stuff straight from the mill. Its 70lbs oats, 15lbs cracked corn, 14lbs beet pulp, 1 pound molasses, and then vitamins and minerals, and vegetable oil. Its is a 10% protein 6% fat. And even my hard to keep horse gets fat feeding it.
If you have a mill in your area... they probably have some premixed feed available. If not... most will custom make it. And I know the mill here is ALOT cheaper then the other feeds around. And my horses keep weight a lot better.
     
    11-02-2010, 10:38 AM
  #9
Banned
I admit, I was shocked when I saw that timothy pellets were quite a bit more than the alfalfa pellets at the local Tractor supply store too.

Around me Alfalfa hay costs more than the grass hays so the timothy pellets costing more seemed backwards.

What other brands of feed are available at your feed store?
     
    11-02-2010, 12:24 PM
  #10
dee
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We usually buy our feed from S & S feeds in Shawnee - they sell primarily their own brand of feeds - from Shawnee Milling Company. They are good feeds, got no complaint - but I'm trying to get away from grains and find forage based feeds with little to no molasses. TSC in our area doesn't sell Timothy pellets, but you can't get Timothy/Alfalfa pellets in a blend, but since Junior can't have alfalfa...well that just won't work.

There is a mill in Harrah that will custom blend feed for you, but they are even higher than what I'm already paying since I'm not buying in bulk.

TSC offers Purina and Nutrena brands, but other than the Purina Omolene 400, they all have alfalfa in them. The Paddock we are already feeding doesn't have any alfalfa in it - it is mostly grain products and fillers - and molasses (just not much molasses.)

Guess I'll just keep feeding the beet pulp, paddock and oats to Junior. His bucket sure looks less interesting than the other horses, but he seems to like it. He's looking a lot better than he was. Sadly, he's still thinner than I would like, but he's suddenly getting taller, so I guess things will work out...
     

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