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Making healthy, natural and fresh stock feed since 1985

Thompson & Redwood makes affordable and nutritionally balanced stock feed for the horse and agricultural
industries. Our recipes never change and are milled daily from Western Australian grain so you know what
you’re feeding is healthy, natural and fresh.

What's your
horse feeding challenge?

  • Fizzy horse?
  • Poor keeper?
  • At risk of laminitis?

Let our veterinary team support you and your horse with our carefully formulated complete horse feeds.

Find the feed most suited to your horse or pony.

What's your
horse feeding challenge?

  • Fizzy horse?
  • Poor keeper?
  • At risk of laminitis?

Let our veterinary team support you and your horse with our carefully formulated complete horse feeds.

Find the feed most suited to your horse or pony.

We can't compete, but we can focus on training and conditioning!

How good does CPE Quanita look? Sponsored rider Bayley Thomas has her on our Claytons pellets, and the grain-free formula has her gleaming with health 🌟

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We cant compete, but we can focus on training and conditioning! How good does CPE Quanita look? Sponsored rider Bayley Thomas has her on our Claytons pellets, and the grain-free formula has her gleaming with health 🌟 Lokenzo Park OTT Rehoming

 

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🐔 Healthy Home Hens - Part I: Understanding digestion and feed requirements.
🏠Home hens are on the rise, so we wanted to share some information about poultry nutrition with you in our new health series, so you can keep your hens healthy and happy.

🐥The digestive system in the domestic fowl is very simple but efficient. This is an evolutionary feature, because the simpler, lighter and more efficient a bird’s digestive system was, the more easily they could fly, and hence survive!

This structural simplicity means though that fowls need a high-quality and easily digestible diet to function. This is even more important if they need to perform – like laying eggs 🥚

🌾Chickens have a very high metabolic rate (the number of calories burned to keep the body functioning), meaning that they need an almost continuous supply of food. This is where the ‘crop’ comes in. It acts as a reservoir for storage of food prior to digestion.

To make sure a hen has a high-quality diet, it must include these 6 classes of nutrients to satisfy all their nutritional requirements:
✅ Carbohydrates – the major source of energy
✅ Proteins – required for the synthesis of body tissue, enzymes and hormones, and vital for feather and egg production
✅ Fats – provide energy and the essential fatty acids required for some bodily functions
✅ Vitamins – organic chemical that are required for normal bodily function, growth and health
✅ Minerals – inorganic chemicals that are required for normal bodily function, growth and health
✅ Water – essential for life!

🌊 Water has a huge influence over how hens behave! It is the most important thing for keeping healthy hens. Water consumption for a bird is 2-3 times the amount of food they consume, and even more in hot conditions. If a bird doesn’t have access to enough water, they will be put off eating. When they aren’t consuming enough food, their reserves get depleted, and they can’t get the nutrition they need.

🍴 Eating behaviour can vary greatly across birds, even those in the same flock. Some eat small amounts regularly, and other eat a large amount less frequently.

⌚ On average, the eating intervals for birds tends to be every 15 minutes during daylight hours. They do tend to eat much larger portions at first light, and late in the evening. This makes these times ideal for feeding your hens.

🐔 So, what are the take-home messages?🐔
🔹 Make sure your hens have a very high-quality diet that is easily digestible
🔹 They need an almost continuous supply of food, and use their ‘crop’ as storage
🔹 Always allow a large volume of water for your hens
🔹 Hen’s eating behaviour varies, but they tend to eat larger portions at first light and late in the evening
Stay tuned for Part II of Healthy Home Hens!
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Happy hens ☺️☺️

Our chickens our spoilt being fed T&R Laying Pellets. We always ensure that there is a continuous supply available for them. They are happy, healthy and produce very yummy eggs! Thompson and Redwood #teamthompsonandredwood

Basically the same for ducks? Would be so good to have duck experts here in WA sharing this kind of thing 🦆👩‍🌾💚

Have you been preparing your horses and getting them fit and ready for the competition season? 🐎💪🏼

With the season now on hold, we are shifting our focus to training and maintenance, and it is important for our horse's diets to reflect this.

🔹 Horses that were in heavy work for competition fitness, might not need the extra calories and energy anymore. Beware of excess weight gain with a decreased workload.

🔹 Check the feeding guides for your feed, and adjust your horse's intake. You can find these on the back of your feed bags, or on our website.

🔹 If you have been trying to increase your horse's energy with starch and sugars, and want to avoid them getting fizzy, consider increasing the fibre, and decreasing the starch and sugar.

🔹 Consider adding a calming supplement, like our Dodson & Horrell Placid herbal blend.

🔹 You can read more about adjusting your horses diet in the off-season and what some of our sponsored riders do, in our blog post on spelling (link in the comments below).

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Have you been preparing your horses and getting them fit and ready for the competition season? 🐎💪🏼 With the season now on hold, we are shifting our focus to training and maintenance, and it is important for our horses diets to reflect this. 🔹 Horses that were in heavy work for competition fitness, might not need the extra calories and energy anymore. Beware of excess weight gain with a decreased workload. 🔹 Check the feeding guides for your feed, and adjust your horses intake. You can find these on the back of your feed bags, or on our website. 🔹 If you have been trying to increase your horses energy with starch and sugars, and want to avoid them getting fizzy, consider increasing the fibre, and decreasing the starch and sugar. 🔹 Consider adding a calming supplement, like our Dodson & Horrell Placid herbal blend. 🔹 You can read more about adjusting your horses diet in the off-season and what some of our sponsored riders do, in our blog post on spelling (link in the comments below). #equinenutritionImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Read more on nutrition for horses during the off-season or on spell: https://thompsonandredwood.com.au/spelling-your-horse-feeding-guide

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL: Claytons Pellets and Grower and Weaner Pellets, fed by star young rider Olivia Shore:

"People often ask me how I keep my horses looking and feeling so well. It’s fairly simple really! All of our horses are fed Thompson and Redwood Grower and Weaner or Clayton’s Pellets depending on their requirements.

The horses love it and so I do as I can be confident they are getting all the nutrients that they need. Being a WA product we can rest assured that the feed is best suited to our local conditions. No matter what sport you’re into Thompson and Redwood will have the right feed for you!"

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I love the Grower and weaner, great results

Olivia Trumby is so cool!!!

we love the oat free museli, and will be using the grower weaner soon

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