Can horses cope with sudden cold weather?
Horses can survive and even thrive in what we consider to be very inhospitable conditions, but they do need plenty of feed to fuel them and keep them warm.
𝗔𝘀 𝗮 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝘄𝗼 𝗯𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗕𝗮𝗴 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗣𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 – 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱.
Whilst we have had no related concerns raised by customers, we are committed to offering the highest quality feeds. As such we have chosen to implement a cautious approach whilst we investigate further. Additional testing is required to fully assess the issue. As these tests will take time to conclude, we are asking customers to stop feeding Red Bag Grass Pellets from two potentially affected batches: 𝗦𝗦𝗕-𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮𝟭𝟬𝟬𝟲-𝟬𝟬𝟭 and 𝗦𝗦𝗕-𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮𝟭𝟬𝟬𝟳-𝟬𝟬𝟭. The batch number can be found printed at the top of the rear of the bag.
We have so much more we would like to learn around this issue. What we know at this early stage is a routine toxins screen has exceeded our action limit. The initial indication is that the cause is natural, happening in the field pre-harvest and drying. A result of the extreme drought in the UK last summer, and potentially the specific species of grass, used only in our Red Bag Grass Pellets. Any potential negative effect to a horse would lie with feeding well in excess of our recommendations and over a long period of time.
If you currently have either of these batches, please email 𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗯𝗮𝗴@𝘀𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺.𝗰𝗼.𝘂𝗸 with your name, postcode, date and location of purchase and contact telephone number. A suitable, alternative feed will be offered as a replacement.
𝗔𝗹𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗙𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀 | If you are feeding for protein, LucieNuts are an ideal alternative. 100% lucerne with no added ingredients, naturally high in calcium and protein to support muscles and bones. If you require a grass feed, Blue Bag Grass Pellets are our most suitable alternative. Offering all the benefits of summer grazing. Full details of both products can be found at www.simplesystem.co.uk.
𝗪𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆. 𝗪𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗯𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀. 𝗪𝗲 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁. 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝗱𝗼. If you have any concerns with your feeding, please don’t hesitate to contact our Feed Line on 01284 810 043.