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Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2715656] Fri, 03 August 2012 23:43 Go to next message
  GettingAlongWithHorses  
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Hi all,

I am sizing up the different feed balancer pellets out there and would like to know what brands you use and which are the most cost-effective. All Phase sounds simple enough but Prydes Easifeed has 4 different versions (15/20/25/30% protein).

Any feedback or recommendations welcome Smile


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Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2715701 is a reply to message #2715656 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 07:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  SHAELEEJANE  is currently offline SHAELEEJANE  
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Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2715713 is a reply to message #2715656 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 07:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  Kylie78  is currently offline Kylie78  
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I second Hygain Balanced
Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2715726 is a reply to message #2715713 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 08:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  Feather  
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Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2715735 is a reply to message #2715713 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 08:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  FULLTHROTTLEDASH  
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I prefer All Phase to Hygain balanced as All Phase cotains Chromium and Yea-Sacc as well the amino acids Lysine, Metheonine and Threonine.
All Phase also provides good levels of Calcium, Phosphorus and Magnesium.
All Phase works best in diets whose roughage primarily consists of cereal or grass hays.
Prydes 300 pellets have the best nutrient profile out of the Prydes range however they are still low in the Macro minerals Calcium Phosphorus and Magnesium.
All Phase, Balanced and Prydes 300 pellets all contain some wheat or wheat by products, if wheat needs to be avoided the KERs Gold pellet would be suitable.

Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2715740 is a reply to message #2715656 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 08:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sorry to hijack, but I would love to find a supplement that doesn't contain iron. Confused


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Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2715762 is a reply to message #2715740 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 09:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  FULLTHROTTLEDASH  
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Equivarna there are a couple of Ranvet supplements that dont contain iron. Have a look at Ranvets Aminovite-Plus as well as Ranvets Ration Balancer
Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2715771 is a reply to message #2715656 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 09:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks. Smile


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Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2715902 is a reply to message #2715656 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 12:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  RubyH  
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I feed the Prydes 150 pellets, whole oats and prime lucerne hay which is quite cheap in the Riverina - it is actually balances out quite nicely and is a reasonably cheap ration. And my boy looks a million bucks Very Happy

I won a couple of bags of Easiresult not so long ago also, so feed that a bit too, although I prefer unmolassed feeds.


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Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2715995 is a reply to message #2715656 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 14:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Prydes 300 suit my situation well

Tiny feed rate, compared to bag size and cost, and pack a punch for my situation

Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2715996 is a reply to message #2715656 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 14:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2716011 is a reply to message #2715996 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 15:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Also feed Hygain Balanced and love it...


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Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2716308 is a reply to message #2715656 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 22:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Another for the balanced Smile


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Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2716366 is a reply to message #2715656 ] Sun, 05 August 2012 07:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hygain balanced as well Smile
Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2746148 is a reply to message #2716366 ] Sat, 15 September 2012 12:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  GettingAlongWithHorses  
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Thank you all for your input on this thread Smile

I have been experimenting with palatability and availability and strangely enough I can't find a feedstore in Ballarat, or Ararat that regularly stock anything but Hygain Balanced. I ordered in some All Phase through Petstock (took 2 weeks and $40 a bag) and had mixed results with palatability within the herd. Have ordered some Prydes Easifeed and Mitavite Promita Breeder from MegaMerch and have some Hygain Balanced to try out in the meantime.

Regards, Kylie Smile


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Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2746157 is a reply to message #2715656 ] Sat, 15 September 2012 12:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  GettingAlongWithHorses  
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Has anyone used 'Barn Bag' balancer, by the same company as Farriers Formula?


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Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2746591 is a reply to message #2746148 ] Sun, 16 September 2012 07:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  FULLTHROTTLEDASH  
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GettingAlongWithHorses wrote on Sat, 15 September 2012 12:10

Thank you all for your input on this thread Smile

I have been experimenting with palatability and availability and strangely enough I can't find a feedstore in Ballarat, or Ararat that regularly stock anything but Hygain Balanced. I ordered in some All Phase through Petstock (took 2 weeks and $40 a bag) and had mixed results with palatability within the herd. Have ordered some Prydes Easifeed and Mitavite Promita Breeder from MegaMerch and have some Hygain Balanced to try out in the meantime.

Regards, Kylie Smile

Unfortunately most of the balancer pellets can be unpalatable
Re: Feed Balancer Pellets - which one do you use? [message #2746614 is a reply to message #2715995 ] Sun, 16 September 2012 09:02 Go to previous message
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Groucho wrote on Fri, 03 August 2012 21:21

Prydes 300 suit my situation well

Tiny feed rate, compared to bag size and cost, and pack a punch for my situation



Cool Grouch has just switched me onto the 300 pellets. all balances out well nutrient wise, and very cost effective.


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