Stud & Youngstock Cubes are popular among breeders, especially those who have larger groups of mares or youngstock, as they are cost effective and can easily be fed on the ground. They are also useful for those horses with a limited appetite as their energy density means that a smaller volume will deliver the required energy and supporting nutrients whilst reducing the risk of overloading the horse’s digestive system. Small frequent, digestible meals are key to reducing excessive glycaemic response and avoiding starch overload.
Barley-free, Stud & Youngstock Cubes are non-heating and a lower starch alternative to Stud & Youngstock Mix so are the preferred choice for horses with a tendency to excitability. They are highly digestible and particularly useful for promoting condition whilst continuing to support the increased nutritional demands of breeding stock and growing youngsters. The vitamin and mineral profile is similar to that of Stud & Youngstock Mix and Stud & Youngstock Cubes can also be fed in reduced quantities alongside Stud balancer to offer flexibility in the calorie content of the diet whilst maintaining essential nutrient levels.
- Pregnant and lactating mares with moderate to high calorie requirements
- Growing youngstock of all ages
- Covering stallions, especially those needing a non-heating feed
- Studs requiring a cost effective all-round stud feed
The following table suggests quantities of Stud & Youngstock Cubes to be fed in pounds and kilogrammes per day when feeding ad lib good quality forage.
Quantities are based on the “anticipated mature bodyweight” of the youngster or actual bodyweight of the adult horse. The actual/estimated bodyweights of a youngster’s dam and/or sire are a good basis from which to estimate the “anticipated mature bodyweight” ie. the bodyweight you believe the youngster will attain as an adult.
- Digestible Energy 13MJ/kg
- Protein 15%
- Oil 4%
- Fibre 9%
- Ash 7.5%
- Calcium 1.2%
- Phosphorus 0.7%
- Starch 23%
- Sugar 5%