If you’re aiming for the winner’s podium, your horse is going to need all the energy it can get.
FiberMix® is the highest energy Fiber Fresh feed (compared to FiberEzy® and FiberProtect®), and is suitable for all horses, especially race and sport horses, where additional energy is required. Feeding FiberMix® can give trainers and horse owners alike the opportunity to feed a safer form of energy.
FiberMix® is a blend of lucerne (alfalfa) and freshly harvested whole oat crop (including the grain) that has undergone Controlled Fermentation™ resulting in a combination of HNF® (High Nutritional Fiber) and Captured Grain®.
With a Digestible Energy (DE) of 12.35 MJ/kg DM, FiberMix® is the highest energy equine forage feed known, and an excellent choice as the base forage for race horse or competitive sport horse stables which may be feeding energy-dense concentrate feeds but would like to complement these feeds with a high quality energy rich forage-fibre.
FiberMix® Technical Information
FiberMix® ingredient composition
Lucerne, whole oat plant and cured molasses (1%).
FiberMix® is produced exclusively by Fiber Fresh Feeds through a proprietary Controlled Fermentation process that not only preserves the full benefit of natural nutrition but also increases the energy value of the forage. This palatable high energy forage fibre, rich in natural yeasts and with an energy value similar to oats (but with the safety of fibre), can provide both the nutrients and energy for maximum performance.
Horses obtain more nutrients, get more energy from less feed, and retain more available energy for training and performance when fed FiberMix®.
|TYPICAL ANALYSIS (DRY MATTER BASIS)|
|Nutritional Juices (as fed)||58.1%|
|Digestible Energy (DE)||12.35mj/kg|
FiberMix® Feeding Information
FiberMix® feeding recommendations
FiberMix® should be used to support pasture feeding, or mixed with concentrate feeds as a high quality forage source of energy and nutrients. A high energy forage fibre, with a moderate protein level, FiberMix® is completely safe and ideal as the base forage in the ration of horses with intense workloads.
Always feed by weight and not volume and use scales to ensure accurate quantities. Feed at least 50% of your horse’s daily dry feed intake as forage and at least half of that as FiberMix® for optimal digestive health. Avoid excessive use of grain based feeds and prolonged periods without forage based fibre. Evenly divide the recommended daily feed amount into two or more equally spaced feeds per day. Always provide free access to clean, fresh water.
Daily Feeding Guide (as fed) – Primary Feed
The following recommendations are calculated to help correct the forage to grain ratio and provide a base of quality nutrition. Forage should make up at least 50% of the horses daily feed intake. Feeding levels are calculated to provide 50% of the daily forage requirements of the horse. Used at the following recommended daily feeding rates, FiberMix® will help ensure optimum nutrition, general health, good behaviour and improved performance in your horse.
|Feeding Rate per 100kg BW*||0.75kg||1.0kg||1.25kg||1.75kg|
|Energy Contribution (MJ) per 100kg BW||3.9MJ||5.2MJ||6.5MJ||9.1MJ|
|Daily Energy Requirements (MJ)*||70MJ||84MJ||97MJ||111MJ|
|Recommended Daily Energy Intake (%) from Fibermix||28%||31%||33%||41%|
|BODY WEIGHT||WEANLINGS (W)
& YEARLINGS (Y)
|Feeding Rate per 100kg BW*||1.5KG||1.5kg||1.75kg|
|500kg||For growing horses provide at least 1.5kg Fibermix per 100kg BW||7.5kg||8.75kg|
|Energy Contribution (MJ) per 100kg BW||7.0MJ||7.8MJ||9.1MJ|
|Daily Energy Requirements (MJ)*||65MJ (W)||79MJ(Y)||91MJ||133MJ|
|Recommended Daily Energy Intake (%) from Fibermix||26% (W)||32% (Y)||43%||34%|
*Mature body weight 500kg horse, NRC 2007.
% Recommended Daily Intake – per 1kg feed (as fed)*
*Based on average 500kg horse in moderate work (NRC 2007).
**Refers to the percentage of the diet contributed by these nutrients, not the recommended daily intake.