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Concentrates Satisfactory for Use with Hays as Indicated in

Concentrates Satisfactory for Use with Hays as Indicated in Recommended Nutrient Concentrations in Rations a for Horses and Ponies

Ingredienta

Formula A

Formula B

Cornb or sorghum grain, rolled or cracked

45

55

Oatsb, rolled or crimped

24

24

Soybean meal (44% crude protein)

20

10

Cane molassesc

8

8

Limestone (34% Ca)

0.5

0.5

Calcium phosphate, monobasic (16% Ca, 22% P)

1.5

1.5

Trace mineral saltd

1

1

100%

100%

Analysis

Digestible energy (Mcal/kg)

3.2

3.2

Crude protein (%)

16

12

Digestible protein (%)

12

8.5

Calcium (%)

0.60

0.58

Phosphorus (%)

0.67

0.62

a Except for the cane molasses, all figures are on a 90% dry-matter basis.

b Barley may be used to replace the corn or sorghum and the oats, by using weights of barley equal to the combined weights of the grains replaced.

c Cane molasses is not an essential part of a concentrate mixture, but it may help to minimize separation of “fines” and reduce dustiness.

d Providing NaCl, Fe, Cu, Mn, Co, I, Zn, and Se (from sodium selenite) to provide 0.2 mg selenium/kg concentrate.