Heygates Horse & Pony Nuts 20kg
Heygates Horse & Pony Nuts 20kg
11% PROTEIN, 19% FIBRE
Feeding GuideTake a close look at the ingredients used to make Horse & Pony NutsA non heating high fibre ration based on fresh bran products from the Heygates flour mills fortified with minerals and vitamins. Horse and pony nuts are a safe non heating diet for all horses and ponies at rest or in light to moderate work.
Heygates Horse & Pony Nuts are made using a blend of traditional raw materials and modern technology resulting in the best possible quality and value for money.A wide range of raw materials is used so that there are a variety of flavours and nutrients to enhance palatability. The ingredients are carefully chosen and balanced to give a safe non heating feed which is also nutritious.The raw materials used to make Horse and Pony Nuts are:
WHEATFEED (FINE BRAN) WITH WHEATGERM
The Heygates flour mills are on the same site at Bugbrooke as the animal feed mill so fresh bran products are always available. Wheatfeed is the main raw material used in Horse & Pony Nuts because the nutritional value is ideal for horses and it has the lowest transport cost and environmental impact. Bugbrooke Mill is situated on the edge of the main wheat growing area in East Anglia and the wheat is turned into fine bran on site and conveyed fresh to the feed mill. Most of the starch is extracted into the flour leaving a safe non heating feed which is high in digestible fibre with balanced levels of energy and protein. When the Heygates flour millers make Fine Bran for the Horse and Pony Nuts they also add in the wheatgerm so that your feed is full of natural wheatgerm goodness.
When oats are processed for human consumption some of the fibrous parts of the grain are removed and used in animal feeds. Whole oats are too strong to feed to horses unless they are working hard (rolled oats are used in competition mixes) but oatfeed provides digestible fibre in an ideal non heating form.
Straw is another source of digestible fibre. The straw is treated with an alkaline to improve its digestibility and it helps to make a safe non heating feed which is still nutritious and palatable.
SUNFLOWER SEED EXTRACT
Sunflowers are grown to produce oil for cooking. After most of the oil has been extracted the rest of the seed provides a highly nutritious animal feed.
Lucerne is cut at the optimum stage to maximise its nutritional value and dried (just like hay). The natural protein, minerals and vitamins are preserved so they are available to your horse.
A little molasses is added to the ration to aid palatability and provide digestible energy. The molasses level is always restricted so that the sugar level is not too high.BARLEYBarley is grown on local farms and delivered directly to Bugbrooke Mill. Too much barley would tend to be heating but a small quantity is a good source of energy and fibre.
Flour, fresh from Heygates flour mills, provides energy and protein and helps to bind the nuts together - just like putting flour in a recipe when you are cooking!
This is simply a natural ground chalk product which provides essential calcium for strong bones and general health.
Another calcium compound which is made from plant fibre. A small amount is added to horse and pony nuts as a binder to help make the nuts stick together.
VITAMINS AND TRACE ELEMENTS
The Heygates team of nutritionists constantly review the raw materials being used and balance them with a supplement to provide all the vitamins, minerals and trace elements required. Salt is added to balance the sodium content.No further supplementation should be necessary in most circumstances if the recommended levels are being fed.The target levels for the key nutrients are:Vitamin A: 10000 iu per kiloVitamin D3: 1500 iu per kiloCopper: 20 mg per kiloAlways split the Heygates’ feed into at least two feeds per day, preferably three or four, and avoid feeding within one hour of exercise.Never give more than 2kg per feed.Clean fresh water should always be available to your horse. When feeding at grass the Heygates’ feed can be reduced by at least half but always make any changes gradually.