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Domino13011 12-15-2012 01:29 PM

Choosing a new grain to feed
 
Well yesterday I was informed that my local feed stores no longer carry the type of grain I've been using :? I was told they don't even carry it in California anymore (not sure if that is true). It was the Pennfield Fibergized Grain. Specialty Feeds - Fibregized . I only was able to use it for about a month and I really liked it, but now I am needing to find a new grain.


My mare is 15 years old and is ridden at least every other day. Usually I ride 5 out of 7 days of the week. We barrel race so she works hard and needs something extra besides just hay.


What is your favorite type of grain? Or one that you have found works well. Any suggestions or something similar to the Pennfield would be great:-)

Domino13011 12-15-2012 11:53 PM

Also- has anyone used Woody's Summer Heat feed?

deserthorsewoman 12-16-2012 01:28 AM

Check out Nutrena Empower Boost. That might come somewhat close.
I checked the Pennfield website, no dealer in my area of Cali, so the info given to you might be true.

verona1016 12-16-2012 02:22 AM

Triple Crown Senior has a very similar guaranteed analysis to Fibregized- even has a similar, low NSC. It might be worth seeing if there's a distributor in your area.

cakemom 12-16-2012 04:35 AM

I use woodys mixed with another feed. Straight woodys doesn't work on my guys, have to raise the fat. Here's a photo of how my hard keeper looks.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...23C2542622.jpg
He eats a high fat pellet and woodys 10 2 lbs of each twice a day. Straight woodys is too much sweet. Needs the barley in the woodys, when I take him off he loses condition. Also gets 4 flakes of quality hay and grazes all day on fertilized rye right now.
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Domino13011 12-16-2012 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman (Post 1801536)
Check out Nutrena Empower Boost. That might come somewhat close.
I checked the Pennfield website, no dealer in my area of Cali, so the info given to you might be true.

That's such a bummer. I knew a lot of people who fed it.
And I'll look into that one, thank you.:-)

Domino13011 12-16-2012 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by verona1016 (Post 1801563)
Triple Crown Senior has a very similar guaranteed analysis to Fibregized- even has a similar, low NSC. It might be worth seeing if there's a distributor in your area.

I actually think I have seen that one at the feed store. And I've heard a lot of great things about it so I'm going to look into that one too.:-)

Domino13011 12-16-2012 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by cakemom (Post 1801611)
I use woodys mixed with another feed. Straight woodys doesn't work on my guys, have to raise the fat. Here's a photo of how my hard keeper looks.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...23C2542622.jpg
He eats a high fat pellet and woodys 10 2 lbs of each twice a day. Straight woodys is too much sweet. Needs the barley in the woodys, when I take him off he loses condition. Also gets 4 flakes of quality hay and grazes all day on fertilized rye right now.
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That's what I was leery about. It's VERY high energy.

Oldhorselady 12-16-2012 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Domino13011 (Post 1801877)
That's such a bummer. I knew a lot of people who fed it.
And I'll look into that one, thank you.:-)


I've found the Nutrena Empower Boost throughout California. It is the Nutrena Empower Balance that is extremely hard to get.

deserthorsewoman 12-16-2012 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldhorselady (Post 1801881)
I've found the Nutrena Empower Boost throughout California. It is the Nutrena Empower Balance that is extremely hard to get.

Isn't that something.....lots of thin or high performance horses here, one could think;-)
I asked my TSC about the Balance...nope, won't carry it, they would order me a pallet....a years worth....ridiculous, really.
After all the hassle I'll go back to my home-made ration;-).......IF I can find all raw ingredients, that is


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