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Winter feeding

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pinkpolo Wed 02-Oct-19 20:48:01

Any ideas for feeding a scrawny 2 year old over winter? He'll get ad-lib hay but the grazing won't be great.

I'd love to hear recommendations 😊

lastqueenofscotland Wed 02-Oct-19 22:14:56

I’m wary of feeding too much to them at that age blush
I’d give hayledge over hay if he was getting poor before throwing loads of hard feed at him

Maybe Alfa-a oil, with fibre beet and if all else failed adding micronised linseed.
Like to keep it as low starch/sugar as possible especially at this age

DraughtyWindow Thu 03-Oct-19 13:46:01

Speedi-beet, (lower sugar content than fibre-beet and still a great conditioner) micronised linseed (no more than a mug-full) and a balancer for youngstock. You could include a basic chaff such as Thunderbrooks but I’d lay off the alfalfa as it sends some doollally. Keep it forage based though and you shouldn’t go far wrong. wink

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