Table and kitchen scraps can be a terrific addition to the diets of your chickens. Being omnivores, they will eat just about anything; however, care must be taken on just what (and how much) is given in the way of scraps. Remember that the bulk of what you should be feeding your birds is a specially formulated chicken feed – this will provide them with the correct amount of protein and nutrients.
However, as a supplement to this everyday feed, some scraps can be given to provide variety (and reduce your own table scraps!). We will outline some of the common foods that should, and shouldn’t, be fed to chickens. Read More
As much as we may not want to accept it, time does eventually catch up with our beloved horses and ponies.
As they become older, issues such as arthritis, stiffness, weaker immune systems, hormonal changes and more can take a heavy toll on their quality of life. Fortunately, we are better equipped than ever to deal with such issues, with management information and products being widely available. Read More
Keeping chickens can be both rewarding and fun, and doesn’t have to be restricted to commercial farmers. We have developed a range of feeds for chickens throughout different stages of the lifecycle to make providing the correct nutrition easy. With a direct correlation between nutrition and egg output, it’s important to provide your chickens with balanced, fresh feed that contains quality ingredients; this way, you know your chicken will be getting the right nutrients they need to thrive. Read More
Mogumber Park is a thoroughbred breeding farm in Bullsbrook, Western Australia. Having been a successful breeding operation for over 10 years, the owners are very particular when it comes to proper care and nutrition to keep with their motto of ‘maximising potential’.
They have been feeding Thompson & Redwood Grower Weaner Pellets for several years, with the product being endorsed by equine stud veterinarian (and owner of Olive Grove Equine Clinic, which also resides on the property), Dr Fiona Lacey.
“We love that the T&R Grower Weaner Pellets have been made with the nutritional requirements of growing and breeding horses in mind,” said owner Colin Brown.
“All of our broodmares, stallions and young stock are on this feed. The reliable, high-protein formula has added vitamins and minerals to support the correct muscle and bone formation, as well as good milk production in mares. We also like that it is made fresh using local raw materials, thereby supporting WA farmers.”
To learn more about Mogumber Park and their breeding operation, see their website.
Are you confused about what to feed your sport or leisure horse? We find that the best way to think of feeding is to ‘keep it simple’; if you follow general feeding principles and use common sense, you should be on the right track. Read More
Buy Local. Buy Natural. Buy Fresh: Three reasons to support Thompson & Redwood, your local stock feed manufacturer
With the volume of nutritional information available on the internet and across social media, it’s not unusual to see horse and livestock owners getting swept up in the latest “fad product craze”. The problem is, often the latest trends don’t take into account how purchasing stockfeed made right here in Western Australia not only benefits your animals, but also local farmers, the environment and everyone involved within the horse and livestock industries. Read More
We are excited to announce that we will be sponsoring Albany Pony Club for the remainder of 2017. They will join our team of sponsored riders across Western Australia in disciplines such as eventing, show jumping, dressage, show horse and camp drafting. Read More
Scott Rogers is a Thompson and Redwood sponsored rider competing in the discipline of camp drafting. Here, he discusses the sport and why he chose it over other equestrian disciplines. Read More
Did you know that all horses in the Southern Hemisphere celebrate their ‘birthday’ on the 1 August? Whilst they may not actually be born on this date, their birthday is standardised for comparison due to a historical lack of records of the actual birth date. Read More
The feeding of herbs is becoming increasingly popular with horse owners across the globe. As we become more aware of the benefits of feeding certain herbs, it has become common practice to add dried herbs or herbal tinctures to horse feed as a means to promote health and wellbeing.
We are excited to announce an upcoming special on our Budget Laying Pellets. As from the 1 April until the 31 April 2017, customers will receive 15% off all 20kg bags of Budget Laying Pellets. Read More
Exciting things are happening here at T&R!
As you may be aware, we have recently updated our website to a more modern design to make it easier for you to navigate. We have also launched our blog, where we will be regularly posting informative articles relating to the care of a range of animals, as well as exciting T&R news as it happens. Read More
We are excited for our talented bunch of sponsored T&R sponsored riders on their recent achievements. These elite riders feed their horses a range of T&R products… Which clearly seem to be working for their teams of horses!
We are excited to be running a one month special on Horse Grower Weaner Pellets! With breeding season upon us, it’s important that your mares and young horses are receiving the correct nutrients.
We were proud sponsors of the 2016 Midland Junction Poultry Annual Show.
Congratulations to Domenic Auguste for being awarded Champion Bird of Show, and to Trish Brown for Reserve! Clancy Mercer was the Junior Champion. Read More
Exercise for polo horses is characterised by high intensity periods of repeated rapid accelerations and deceleration during matches, interspersed with periods of light to moderate level training activity on non-match days. Overall, the exercise level is rated as moderate to heavy, with rapid depletion of muscle glycogen stores during intense competition to normal levels during recovery periods. Read More