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Thunderbrook Meadow Nuts 20kg
Thunderbrook Meadow Nuts 20kg

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Thunderbrook Meadow Nuts 20kg

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A complementary forage feed for horses.

The meadows which these nuts are produced from, consist primarily of traditional meadow grasses, including; Birdsfoot Trefoil, Cocksfoot, Golden Foxtail, Golden Oatgrass, Meadow Fescue, Red Fescue, Smooth Common Meadowgrass and Timothy.

No modern Hybrid Ryegrasses have been sown in these meadows.
No chemical fertilisers are used on any grassland on the farm and the Meadow Nuts are tested pesticide and herbicide free.

The meadows are allowed to grow to a mature stage (for lower sugar, higher fibre content) and unlike most grass production farms where the grass is cut continuously throughout the growing season, the meadows are cut only once or twice per year.

Why feed Meadow Nuts?

  • Low sugar and starch
  • Quick soaking 8mm nuts
  • Suitable for horses prone to laminitis
  • A good source of quality high fibre
  • Naturally grown without chemical treatment

Composition

100% dried Meadow Grasses and herbage.

Analysis
2017/18 Harvest.Tested 04/10/2017

Ash 13.6, Crude Protein 10.5%, Crude Oil 0.1%, Crude Fibre 31.5%, DE 8.55 MJ/kg, magnesium 0.18%, Phosphorus 0.27%, Sugar 9%, Starch 1%
 
Meadow Nuts are a natural product, cut from in excess of 1000 acres. There will be slight variations in the analyses due to time of cut, weather, location of field, etc.

Feeding Guidelines

Meadow Nuts may be fed dry.
Alternatively soak in water to make a palatable mash. When soaking, ensure the mash is free from any hard lumps before feeding.
As with any dry feed, be aware that animals that bolt their feed may be at risk of choke. For these animals, soaking thoroughly to make a mash is recommended.
 

Light work
 
Pony up to 300kg
400g per day
Horse up to 500kg
500g per day
Horse up to 700kg
800g per day

Medium to hard work
 
Pony up to 300kg
1.5 to 3kg per day
Horse up to 500kg
2.5 to 5kg per day
Horse up to 700kg
3.5 to 7kg per day
 

Also suitable for donkeys, sheep, goats, cattle, guinea pigs, rabbits and alpaca.