Feeding Lucerne Farms Forage
Lucerne Farms Forage Feeds are an excellent foundation for building a horse’s feeding program. They can be used to supplement the existing hay supply or totally replace the hay portion of the horse’s diet. You determine the proper amount according to the horse’s age, weight, temperament and work load.
• When fed as a grain replacement, feed double the volume of the grain ration.
• When fed as the sole forage ration or hay replacement, feed 1% – 1.5% of the horses bodyweight per day.
• When fed as a fiber supplement, feed 4 to 6 lbs. per day.
• When fed as a partial hay replacement, feed on a pound for pound exchange rate.
This feed can be fed in a bucket, in a corner feeder mixed with the daily grain ration or even outside in a feed tub. However you choose to feed, remember to calculate your feed by weight not volume.
As a guide, a 5 gallon water bucket packed full with our forage weighs approximately 5 pounds.
*Always make changes to your horse’s diet gradually over a period of 7 to 10 days.