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Stamm 30® Balancer

Premium Stud & Performance Balancer pellet


  • Maintaining barren mares
  • Mares out at grass, post-weaning, from week 20 of their pregnancy onwards
  • Yearlings out at grass in good body condition
  • Fast growing foals to control weight gain and growth rates
  • Nutrient continuity within the feeds in the breeding range


  • A densely concentrated source of nutrients
  • BMC® (Buffered Mineral Complex) for gastric health and bone development
  • Chelated minerals for improved absorption
  • Vistacell Live Yeast for increased nutrient digestibility
  • Natural Vitamin E for increased antioxidant support

Stamm 30 is a premium balancer providing a highly concentrated source of essential proteins, patented vitamins, minerals, yeasts and BMC™ (Buffered Mineral Complex). It is used as an ingredient in Saracen’s specialist Thoroughbred breeding & racing feeds, where it provides nutrient continuity within these ranges. It is designed to supplement all classes of horses when additional calories (energy) are not called for.

As a stud balancer, it is designed to be fed alone to maintain barren mares, and it is recommended for broodmares out at grass, post-weaning, from the middle of their second trimester (week 20 of their pregnancy onwards) through to their last trimester of pregnancy to take care of the key nutrients they require at this stage. It is also suitable for fast growing foals to control weight gain and growth rates, and to support yearlings out at grass that are in good body condition and don’t need to be carrying extra weight as they grow and develop.

Stamm 30® is manufactured in an ‘easy-to-use’ pellet for increased digestibility and uniform dispersion when mixed with other feeds. It is incorporated as an ingredient for nutrient continuity within the stud range, and can be used to ‘top-dress’ Level-Grow™, Stud Prep 14, Mare-Care, Re-Leve and the Stallion Plan when feeding intakes are low (less than 3.6 kg /8 lbs per day).

Stamm 30® can easily be used in conjunction with any type of feeding programme, or management situation:

  • It can be fed alone to mature horses being maintained on all-forage diets, and to young growing horses that are experiencing developmental orthopaedic disease (physitis, contracted tendons, osteochondrosis) as a low-calorie source of essential protein, vitamins and minerals
  • It can be fed with oats, or other unfortified grain, to provide the correct balance of nutrients
  • It can be added to mixes or pelleted rations when extra nutritional fortification is required


  • Soya Bean Meal (GM Soya)
  • Wheatfeed
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Molasses
  • Maerl (calcareous marine algae)
  • Soya Hulls (GM Soya)
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Soya Oil (GM Soya)
  • Mixture of Flavouring Compounds


Ingredient Quantity
Protein 30.0%
Oil 3.0%
Fibre 5.0%
Digestible Energy 11.5 MJ/kg
Starch 7.0%
Calcium 3.80%
Phosphorus 1.80%
Selenium 3.00 mg/kg
Copper 250 mg/kg
Zinc 800 mg/kg
Vitamin A 70,000 iu/kg
Vitamin D 7,000 iu/kg
Vitamin E 1,400 iu/kg
Vitamin E Natural 350 iu/kg
Vitamin C 1000 mg/kg

The feeding rates are offered as a guideline. If you would like to discuss your horse's individual requirements, please contact a member of our Nutrition Team on 01622 718487 or call the Thoroughbred Office on 01488 73456.

Feed Horse Frequency
1 kg = 2 cups (2.2 lbs) Mares Daily
1 kg = (2.2 lbs) Stallions Daily
1 kg = (2.2 lbs) Yearlings Daily
Start at 0.5 kg = 1 cup (1.1 lbs) Foals Daily
between 0.75 kg - 1kg = 1.5-2 cups (1.65 - 2.2 lbs) Weanlings Daily
Feeding requirements will vary subject to individual needs, stage of pregnancy or growth, body condition and feed management practices. To discuss the needs of your stud, please contact one of our Thoroughbred Specialists who will be able to tailor a feeding plan, taking into consideration all aspects of the diet, from forage sources to feeds and supplements.

Measuring cups are available - please contact us for details

1 cup = 0.5 kg / 1.1 lb

BMC® (Buffered Mineral Complex) is a natural mineral source that is high in bioavailable minerals including calcium, magnesium, boron, silicone, iodine, zinc, and manganese. BMC® is used in all of the specialist feeds in our breeding range following extensive research by Kentucky Equine Research (KER) into the positive effects on digestive health and bone development.

BMC® and Bone Development
Research into racehorses in training supplemented with Triacton, a supplement containing BMC® plus other key vitamins, was proven effective at increasing bone density after just 90 days of supplementation. Feeding Triacton increased the density of the dorsal cortex of the cannon bone by three-fold whilst also doubling bone thickness and increasing bone area.

BMC® and Digestive Health
BMC® has a high buffering capacity making it an important supplement, particularly for all thoroughbreds when hard feed intake can increase and forage intake decrease. Horses in training or in sales prep are more likely to suffer from gastric ulceration, but BMC® is proven to double the buffering capacity of the stomach after feeding. BMC® is present in every meal of all Saracen Thoroughbred Specialist Feeds.

The prevalence of ulcers can be high for thoroughbreds, which can result in the frequent use of omeprazole. Researchers found that omeprazole reduced calcium digestibility in mature horses by nearly 18%, but did not affect the digestibility of other nutrients. Horses routinely receiving omeprazole should have their calcium intake reviewed and may benefit from a marine-derived calcium source, which is more digestible than calcium carbonate.

BMC® also supports hindgut health through buffering acidity found within the hindgut. As thoroughbred diets generally require a higher intake of hard feed to meet elevated nutrient requirements, the risk for hindgut acidosis is higher. Changes in hindgut pH negatively affect the bacteria that reside in the hindgut and are responsible for digestion. Through helping to maintain the optimum pH for beneficial bacteria BMC® supports digestive function. BMC® is proven to increase the buffering capacity of the hindgut by 54%.

Natural Vitamin E as found in pasture has a high level of bioavailability. Natural Vitamin E, also available as Nano-E™ in liquid format, is used in Saracen’s Specialist Thoroughbred Feeds to improve overall efficacy of Vitamin E in the diet. The combination of synthetic and natural Vitamin E enhances the dietary effect of this important vitamin. Benefits of Vitamin E include antioxidant capacity, immune function, and increased IgG levels of broodmares and their colostrum. As increased demands are placed on horses during the breeding season, mares, stallions and youngstock can all benefit from the incorporation of natural Vitamin E in this product.

Vistacell live yeast is a proven and effective yeast specifically studied in equines. Saracen Horse Feeds contain the recommended daily intake of Vistacell yeast proven to increase digestion of both protein and fibre. The markers ADF and NDF relate to various fibrous components found within the plant cells of both grains and forages. Increasing digestion of protein and fibre directly benefits the health and performance of all horses at every stage of breeding, growth and development.

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