NEW Lupin Fibre Cubes



lupin fibre cubes

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Lupin Fibre Cubes are high fibre, low sugar quick-soaking cubes with a natural prebiotic action for horses and ponies prone to laminitis, metabolic conditions and ulcers. These super-fibre cubes can be used as a feed base for overweight horses or ponies or to help with weight gain in horses needing a boost.

Product benefits

  • Highly palatable and ideal for horses and ponies with poor dentition or fussy eaters

  • Adaptable and versatile fibre feed source for all horses and ponies. Compatible to feed with any T&R Mueslis, Pellets or Cubes

  • Low sugar and starch feed (NSC 5.3%) that is suitable for horses and ponies prone to laminitis, ulcers, EMS, PPID and other metabolic conditions

  • High levels of natural pectins (prebiotics) to assist with growth of healthy gut bacteria

  • Soaks into a delicious mash that aids hydration

  • Made from 100% Western Australian grown Lupins

Feeding guide

Lupin fibre cubes must be soaked prior to feeding
  • For overweight horses and ponies, Lupin Fibre Cubes can be fed in small amounts to add fibre and serve as a base for concentrates or supplements.

  • For horses and ponies needing weight gain or in work, Lupin Fibre Cubes can be fed in larger amounts to help supply energy and hydration.

Lupin Fibre Cubes Soaking Guide

Add 1-part dry T&R Lupin Fibre Cubes to a minimum of 2-parts water by dry weight and soak to the desired consistency. Always measure the dry weight of your Cubes prior to soaking. 


To aid hydration, increase the amount of water added to dry Cubes for a sloppier consistency. We recommend feeding Lupin Fibre Cubes soaked for horses that suffer from choke.

Lupin Fibre Cubes can be made in advance. Store in the fridge, and feed within 24 hours of soaking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lupin hulls are the fibrous outer shell of the lupin that can be separated from the seed during processing. They are very high in digestible fibre and pectins, and low in starch and sugar. Most of the crude protein in lupins is held in the seed, not the hull. Read more about the difference between lupins and lupin hulls here. 

Whole lupins are very high in crude protein, at around 30%. Most of this protein is stored in the seed or cotyledon, not in the hull. Lupin hulls are much lower in protein to help avoid protein overload in the diet. Our Lupin Fibre Cubes contain only 15.4% protein, nearly half that of whole lupins. Lupin hulls still contain quality amino acids though that are essential for function and health. 

Yes! Lupin hulls are high in digestible fibre which is considered to be an optimal energy source for many horses and ponies as their digestive systems have evolved over thousands of years to ferment plant fibres.  

The fibre in lupin hulls provides sustained slow release energy as it gets fermented by gut bacteria into Volatile Fatty Acids. The fermentation of fibre in the gut also produces really important vitamins including Vitamin B1, Vitamin K and biotin which are part of a their essential daily nutrient requirements. Read more about the nutritional value of Lupin Hulls here. 

Lupin hulls contain high levels of natural pectins which act as a prebiotic. Prebiotics feed the healthy bacteria in the gut and boost their population. These gut bacteria are vital for fibre fermentation and utilisation in the diet. 

When there is more healthy, fibre-loving bacteria your horse’s gut is able to digest fibre more efficiently – meaning they get more out of each mouthful of grass, hay and feed that goes in!

Lupin Fibre Cubes are low in starches and sugars (low in NSC – non-structural carbohydrates.) 

Non-structural carbohydrates cause huge spikes in glucose and insulin when digested that can be detrimental to horses with these conditions. Because Lupin Fibre are only 5.3% NSC which puts them in the safe range for these horses and ponies.  

Lupin Fibre Cubes expand when they get wet, so they should be soaked prior to feeding to avoid expansion in the stomach.  

Diets that are high in fibre can help to ‘sweep’ along the tiny floating particles, sand and dirt that a horse can picks up in the paddock while grazing, and keep it moving through the gut and out. What dietary fibre and treatments like psyllium husks cannot do is shift an existing sand burden. If a horse has a sand burden they need veterinary diagnosis, advice and treatment. 

Testimonials for Lupin Fibre Cubes...

"I have a very talented but very stress Thoroughbred. We struggled for quite a while trying to find a feed that would both assist him with retaining weight, as well as act as a buffer in his stomach to avoid ulcers. We slowly introduced him onto the Lupin fibre cubes and he’s looking chunkier than ever and I’ve found myself with a much happier and calmer horse that is much easier to work with. Now I can focus more on his training and hopefully he’ll become the superstar he has the potential to be!"
Chloe Gee
Young Eventing Rider
"I tried T&R's new Lupin Fibre Cubes when I couldn't get my usual imported beet-pulp and I definitely won't be going back. My Cushings horse and ulcer-prone pony both loved it so much they licked their bowls clean every time. But the real test was after a month and a half when my Cushings horse had her annual ACTH blood tests, and her levels were half of the maximum limits. Couldn't be happier, particular when the Lupin Fibre Cubes are almost half the price of what I'd been using before."
Sandy F.T
Lupin Fibre Cubes conver
"We had been having major trouble with Quinn ‘scouring’ continuously for a couple of months or more. With numerous vet appointments, ulcer treatment, additive powders, worming treatment, diet changes etc, he was really leaving us all quite baffled. He would come good, and then return to scouring again. Since the T&R Lupin Fibre cubes were launched, we have added these to Quinn’s feed – within three days the scouring had completely stopped! Like completely! He is now only getting fed Rhodes chaff, lucerne chaff and lupin fibre cubes and looks unreal. We ran out the other week before our next T&R pickup so he didn’t have the fibre cubes for two feeds – back to scouring again! Can’t believe how settled they keep his stomach and maintain his condition."
Leeara Park Ponies
Leeara Park
Show horse breeders, trainers and riders

Feeding Rates

  • Kilograms per day for horses. Rates are a GUIDE ONLY.
  • Adjust according to horse’s size, condition, workload, quality of available hay/pasture. Feed in conjunction with high quality roughage/other feedstuffs. 
  • Ensure clean, fresh water is available at all times.
  • Always introduce a new feed to your horse’s diet slowly over a period of 14-21 days to avoid digestive upsets.
  •  NOTE: Lupin intake should not exceed 2kg/day for a 500kg horse

Typical Ingredients

  • Lupin Hulls
  • Traces of Lupins


Store in a dry, cool and clean place. When stored under correct conditions best before 12 months from packing date.

Nutritional Analysis : Guaranteed Minimums (as fed)

  • Crude Protein (%)15.4
  • Digestible Energy (MJ/kg)8.87
  • Calcium (g/kg)3.5
  • Phosphorous (g/kg)1.9
  • Crude Fat (%)3.0
  • Crude Fibre (%)34.5
  • Magnesium (g/kg)2.0
  • Potassium (g/kg)5.7
  • Sodium (g/kg)0.73
  • Chloride (g/kg)0.6
  • Iron (mg/kg)56.0
  • Zinc (mg/kg)34.0
  • Copper (mg/kg)2.0
  • Manganese (mg/kg)16.0
  • NSC (Non-Structural Carbohydrates) (%)5.3
  • WSC (Water Soluble Carbohydrates)(%)4.6
  • ESC (%)4.4
  • Starch (%)0.7



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