Oroginal 16% Product Bag

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Textured Oat-based Feed for Growing Horses

  • Oat-based for maximum efficiency
  • Highest quality ingredient and nutrient standards in the industry
  • Nutrient sources proven best for breeding and growing horses


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Feeding Recommendations

Feed approximately ½ to 1 ¾ pounds per 100 pounds body weight per day.

Horse Amount of Feed (lb./day) Amount of Hay or Pasture
Equivalent (lb./day)
Foals, nursing 1 lb. per month of age Free Choice
Weanlings, 6 months 6 10
Yearlings, 12 months 8 14
Pregnant Mares 5 17
Lactating Mares 12 18

This guideline is for horses with a mature body weight range of 1,100-1,300 lbs. (500-590 kg.). The amount of feed given at any one time should be no more than 0.5% of the horse’s body weight. For example, a 1,000 lb. horse should be fed no more than 5 lbs. per feeding. Each horse has individual feeding needs. As a general guideline, horses on excellent hay or pasture may require half the amount of feed. Horses on extremely poor hay or pasture may need double the amount of feed.

The hay in this guideline is an average quality mixed hay (12% crude protein and 0.85-0.90 Mcal/lb.). As the hay quality drops, the amount of feed will need to be increased and a higher protein level may also be required. Conversely, better quality hay can reduce the quantity of feed needed and may also allow for a lower protein feed. Pasture contains approximately 70 to 80% moisture whereas hay contains approximately 10% moisture. Therefore, 1 lb. of hay is equivalent to 3 to 4.5 lbs. of fresh pasture.

Feeding levels may vary with the seasons, type of forage, requirements for maintenance, pregnancy, lactation, growth, amount of work and the general condition of the horse. Always provide reasonable quality hay and/or pasture; clean, fresh water and salt. Do not feed additional proteins, vitamins or minerals except on the advice of a nutritionist. Consult your veterinarian concerning proper health programs.

If, for whatever reason, a horse is fed less than 4 lbs. of feed per day, a comprehensive supplement such as McCauley’s M30® should be considered as an alternative. Please consult our nutritionists for more information.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min) 16.0%
Crude Fat (min) 4.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 9.0%
Calcium (min) 1.0%
Calcium (max) 1.5%
Phosphorus (min) 0.8%
Copper (min) 40 ppm
Selenium (min) 0.5 ppm
Zinc (min) 135 ppm
Vitamin A (min) 5500 IU/lb
Vitamin E (min) 135 IU/lb