Ever wondered what really is in a bag of horse feed?
Well you should. That bag of feed possibly has an influence over your horses personality. How he feels and thinks even behaves and reacts. And what about the feed analysis, the key to how your horse grows, performs and looks.
Ingredients v's analysis are an equine nutritionist field.
A list of ingredients to choose from are provided by the feed supplier and it's the nutritionists task to produce a palatable, safe, within-cost formula providing a full spec, analysis and costing reports. This process will include lab testing.
Then the ingredient with the highest percentage of total weight should be listed first and remaining ingredients in descending order though this is not always the case.
It is not unreasonable to ask for the analysis and full list of actual ingredients. If they are not clearly identified on a bag of mixed feed. Rules are - they should be!
So remember, if the information is missing, its ok to ask for it!