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    11-02-2010, 03:29 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by dee    
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...
Pooh, that sucks. My tractor supply has Timothy pellets for only $2 a bag higher than their Alfalfa pellets. It's the Standlee brand. You might call around to any tractor supplies in your area and see if any of them order those.

But, without using Timothy pellets, then I would think beet pulp, whole oats, and a good vit/min supplement should be more than sufficient. You could always add some calf manna if you wanted extra protein .
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    11-02-2010, 03:52 PM
Calf Manna!!!!! That's what I was trying to think of when I was at TSC last night!!!!

We buy our beet pulp at TSC because we can get it pelleted - for very selfish reasons. If we have to hurry for some reason, we can feed the pelleted beet pulp straight from the bag - not so much with the shredded beet pulp. I knew there was a way of bumping up the protein for Junior - we are trying to get the horses off of Paddock because it is really just junk food IMHO, lots of fillers and grain and not any of the good solid stuff they need.

Okay - so beet pulp, alfalfa pellets, flax meal (Omega Horseshine) (and oats in winter) for my main bunch. And - beet pulp, calf manna, flax meal and oats for Junior. No alfalfa! They all get red cell, too.

Now, if I could just get Junior to grow OUT faster than he's growing UP, we'll be okay...yes?
    11-02-2010, 03:55 PM
The beet pulp pellets they sell at my Tractor Supply have added molasses. Not sure if that matters to you but wanted to mention it in case it does.
    11-02-2010, 04:30 PM
It does - so that it can be pelleted. We soak and rinse it, so we do away with a lot of the molasses.
    11-02-2010, 04:48 PM
Omolene is fine if you want to keep the weight on, but I agree with others is is too much sweet and not enough nutrition.
    11-02-2010, 05:04 PM
Green Broke
Sounds like a good plan Dee. You can feed up to 2 cups of flax to your little boy to help him gain weight.

Also, getting him off the Paddock will actually help him gain weight. One of my boarders bought a bag of 12% "Stock and Stable" pellets for her horse (he was looking just a tad bit thin). I added it to his alfalfa pellets and hay (no decrease in what he was already getting), and guess what? He LOST weight!!! 1 week after taking him off of the Stock and Stable and doubling his flax meal, he's already looking better.

Instead of the Paddock pellets, just get a basic vit/min supplement. You can get baisc ones pretty cheap, like VitaKey. TSC should have at least a few to choose from. I think their Dumor brand has a vit/min supplement.

Also, call your local feed stores and see if you can get plain milled/ground flax cheaper. I discovered one of my feed stores has it for only $28 for a 50 lb bag, which is a LOT LOT LOT cheaper than Horseshine!
    11-02-2010, 05:38 PM
Yeah, the Horseshine is $25 for a 20# bag. Shawnee Mills doesn't carry plain flax seed, though - we had already checked. That's why we bought the Horseshine... I'll check to see what kind of vitamin/mineral supplements our local TSC is carrying. Might work for our whole bunch to eliminate the Paddock and go to plain oats if they need more than the beet pulp and alfalfa. (Or in Junior's case - beet pulp, oats and flax!)
    11-02-2010, 10:55 PM
Green Broke
You're cheaper than we are for the horseshine. My TSC has it for $39 for a 20 lb bag... Our feed store/mill doesn't carry whole flax either, but since so many people started feeding ground/milled flax, they started ordering an off-brand. They ended up quitting horseshine as most of us switched, lol.
    11-03-2010, 07:26 AM
Originally Posted by dee    
It does - so that it can be pelleted. We soak and rinse it, so we do away with a lot of the molasses.
Blue Seal sells a pelleted beet pulp with no added molasses.
    11-03-2010, 08:56 AM
I'd get the Blue Seal for that very reason, but there is no dealer near me (according to their web site.)

Went by TSC last night on my way home to get some Calf Manna...pooh! One of their main ingredients is....tah dah! Alfalfa meal. Crap. Back to square one!

Guess I'll just have to bite the bullet and get some timothy pellets, but they aren't very high in protein.

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