The best way to know how much you are feeding your horse is to buy a spring balance from a hardware shop, or your feed merchant, and weigh your feeds properly.
Saracen Horse Feeds have provided a helpful guide below which gives you a guide to the weight of most feeds when using a traditional round hand-scoop, filled level to the top (Image right).
N.B two different peoples scoop sizes (level or heaped) could produce a variation in weight as much as 50%.
|PRODUCTS||WEIGHT KG||WEIGHT LB OZ|
|Show Improver Mix||1.2kg||2.64lbs|
|Cooling Mix Plus Herbs||1.0kg||2.2lbs|
|Donkey Diet||1.5kg||3lbs 4oz|
|Super Fibre Mix||0.6kg||1.32lbs|
|Stud Prep 14||1.1kg||2.42lbs|
|Saracen Cubes (Show Improver, Super Fibre etc)||1.5kg||3.3lbs|
|Saracen Molassed Chaff||0.3kg||0.66lbs|
|Sugar Beet Pellets - wet||2kg = 295gm DM||4lbs 10oz|
|Sugar Beet Pellets - dry||1.4kg||3lbs|
|EQUI-JEWEL® (Dedicated measuring cup available)||0.25kg / cup||0.55lbs / cup|