Fodder: Food of the Future?

The onset of high grain and forage prices and pastures plagued by droughts and other unpredictable weather patterns has many farmers looking to find economical, sustainable alternatives to traditional feeds.

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sugar in fodder

My question is the same as Simone : would like to know how much to feed of fodder per horse per day...
There horses normally need 1kg hay per 100kg bodyweight, I would like to know the amount for fodder. Also I cannot find any info about the percentage of sugars in fodder (compared to hay), scared for laminitis... We gave barley fodder to our horses last winter and they liked it very much but I read that the sugar is perhaps to high for horses, is it true? Thank you!

Liane Rollin more than 1 year ago

amount to feed?

I would like to know how much to feed of fodder per horse per day...
There horses normally need 1kg hay per 100kg bodyweight, I would like to know the amount for fodder. Also I cannot find any info about the percentage of sugars in fodder (compared to hay), scared for laminitis... there busy setting up an eco friendly sustainable livery yard in Italy I am very interested in this way of feeding. please contact me by email, thanks!!!!!

Simone more than 2 years ago

Sugar levels

I'm very interested in the same questions that Simone mentioned. I'm afraid that hydroponic fodder will be too rich in sugar and cause some health problems, specially on barefoot horses.

Paula Exposto more than 1 year ago