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Feeding the Retired Racehorse

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Feeding the Retired Racehorse

Racehorses are usually fed high energy and roughage diets for maximum power and endurance. These feeds are made up of high levels of grain concentrates. When retiring the horse, it may not need as much energy, depending on the amount of work you will be doing. You can adjust their feed by dropping the amount of grain and increasing the amount of roughage, but monitor regularly according to what your horse looks like and how it is performing. The most suitable feeds are the Hi-Performance Muesli, Oat-Free Muesli and Claytons Pellets.

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Lamb Development and Feeding

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Lamb Development and Feeding

Feeding lambs the correct diet early on is extremely important for their long-term growth, health and feed conversion efficiency.

Lambs are born with a digestive tract incapable of utilising pasture or other roughage. This is understandable because they initially consume only milk; their digestive tract has to undergo at least 3-4 weeks adaptation to develop the fore-stomachs that ultimately ferment solid feeds. Read More

Why Feed Herbs to Horses?

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Why Feed Herbs to Horses?

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.

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The Two Most Important Feed Nutrients for Egg Production

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The Two Most Important Feed Nutrients for Egg Production

~ By Daniel Goussac ~

What are the two most important nutrients for achieving a good egg production? It’s not often these days that the two most obvious answers that come to anyone’s mind – Protein and Calcium – are the correct answers, but in this case, they are! The full answer is, as usual, a bit more complex, and we will try and elaborate a bit in the next few paragraphs.

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Feeding the Young Horse

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Feeding the Young Horse

Providing your young horse with the correct nutrition is extremely important for growth and development. Incorrect feeding can result in imbalances that can be harmful to your horse. As owners, we need to be aware of what it is our horses require and feed them a tailored diet to suit their needs.

Foals are commonly weaned at around six months of age. For a thoroughbred type, they will be on average 245kg (about 45% of mature weight), and will have attained around 80% of mature height. If well fed, they will continue to grow at up to 1kg per day and develop the muscle and bone which will later allow them to be a competitive race, performance, or pleasure horses. Read More

Care of Laying Hens in Summer

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Care of Laying Hens in Summer

It’s rather obvious – days are getting longer, temperatures are higher, air humidity increases and the Jacarandas are blooming – summer is kicking, or at least nearly is! As expected – laying hens feel it as well. A hot summer can, sometimes, be stressful for them, but there are a few things we can do to keep our laying hens cool in summer to minimise the stress and let the flow of eggs continue with no interruption.

 

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Light for Laying Hens

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Light for Laying Hens

We can all feel it in the air – nights are getting cold, days  are getting shorter, rain drops occasionally drop on our heads – Autumn is here to be soon followed by winter.

And laying hens – they feel it too, of course;  and  they have a unique way of reacting to this change of season,  especially to the shortening of daylight hours. See what  can be done  do to help them get through this autumn blues…

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Feeding recommendations for the polo horse

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Feeding recommendations for the polo horse

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