Only the Best Feed for Your Cattle and Horses
If you are actively engaged in the ranching industry, never a moment goes by when you’re not thinking about how feed selection relates to a rancher’s final output and product quality. Pellet feed options have been available for more than 50 years and there have never been more high-quality and natural selections on the market than there are today.
Whether you’re a feed dealer or you own cattle and horses yourself, you must have already begun considering a switch from hay to pellets. Pellet mills such as Sacate have been consistently raising the bar when it comes to optimizing their pellet feed products, and they now offer three different varieties.
- Thorough-Bread: This feed choice is ideal for broodmares, high-energy horses or race horses — all of which require the most energy from their food.
- Standard-Bread: This blend is ideal for farmers who want their horses to have a strict Alfalfa diet, with only select added ingredients geared toward fulfilling their horses’ everyday nutritional needs.
- Bermuda-Blend: If your horse is older or very low-activity, this lightweight feed product is sufficient, yet not overbearing.
It’s a great relief to know that no matter what type of horse or cattle you’re looking to feed, there are various pellet options available to satisfy their energy and nutritional needs. Pellet mills around the country are constantly striving to find ways to source ingredients locally and to use high-quality natural ingredients.
This focus on only the best quality ingredients is a prime way to ensure the best final feed product. Few ranchers and suppliers are fully aware of all of the benefits of using a pellet-based feed over bailed hay.
- Food is saved due to the lower scatter potential of pellet feed over bailed hay.
- Pellet feed is far less cumbersome to manage, ship, and store than bailed hay.
- It is also far easier to measure the quantity per feed session when using pellets which are far easier to quantify than hay-based feeds.
You may not have seen the product yet that appears to be a replacement for bailed hay at your local pellet mills and that shouldn’t be an indictment on pellet feeds altogether. Rather, for the sake of the horse and cattle eventually consuming the product, your best results will always come from sourcing the best feed from the pellet mills that optimize quality.