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Supplement forage with forage

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018 in Forage, Health, Performance | 0 comments

You can actually supplement forage with forage! This can be really useful in stables where you have horses with different energy and...

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Vitamin E and A in forage for horses

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in Forage, Forage production, Health | 0 comments

Vitamins are essential organic compounds and they exist in small amounts in natural feeds. They are divided into fat soluble vitamins A,...

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Correct wrapping gives airtight bales

Posted by on Jun 17, 2018 in Forage, Forage production | 0 comments

When wrapping bales it is useful to stretch the plastic film about 70%; draw two parallel lines with a felt pen with 10 cm apart on the...

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Correct driving technique gives better bales and higher profitability

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Forage, Forage production | 0 comments

To get an even density of the bale the swath has to be even. The bale gets a straight profile and even density if the swath is a little...

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Cut or long-stemmed forage – does it make a difference to the horse?

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Behaviour, Forage, Forage production, Health | 0 comments

Wrapped forages for horses are usually conserved long-stemmed, for other animals it is more common to cut or chop the forage before baling...

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Harvest date most important for protein and fibre in red clover

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018 in Forage, Forage production | 0 comments

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is protein rich and relatively risk-free to grow. The later the stage of maturity the lower protein...

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Additives for the ensiling process

Posted by on Apr 15, 2018 in Forage, Forage production, Health | 0 comments

Additives in silage are to help the ensiling process and they can be chemical in the form of organic acids, for example formic acid, or...

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Access to forage in the paddock positive for fertility rate

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in Behaviour, Forage, Health, Mare & foal | 0 comments

That horses have both nutritionally and mentally a great need for eating forage is well known and to be without access to forage during...

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Forage buffers the hindgut

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Forage, Health, Intestinal microflora | 0 comments

The feeding practices can have impact on the ecosystem in the hindgut of the horse. This study examined the effect on the hindgut...

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Hygienic quality of haylage autumn and spring

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Forage, Forage production, Health | 0 comments

Making haylage instead of silage can imply a higher risk of mould growth in the bales. Haylage is drier and in wrapped forages with DM...

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