Hay Replacers - Products of the Month, August 2012
With the weather set to remain unsettled, horse keeping will remain challenging! Although some haylage has been made, it is likely to be very nutritious as it is made from younger grass at the end of May and into June. Ideally, safe forage for horses is made in July and August when fibre levels are higher in the more mature grasses. So, many of us are looking for hay replacers, even though there is plenty of grass about!
Soaked PuraBeet is an economical and useful bulk feed especially for horses in work, as it comes with a lot of water to help with hydration. You can safely feed a lot more than you thought – an average 500 kg horse can have up to 2.5 kg of PuraBeet which will soak up to fill nearly two large buckets. It soaks faster in warm weather, so you may find it is ready to feed after only 2 or 3 hours. Always use it up within 24 hours of putting it on to soak.Read more