Stud Cubes

Multipurpose stud feed

Designed For:

  • Broodmares at all stages of pregnancy and lactation
  • Stallions during the covering season
  • Youngstock

FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • Versatile multi-purpose stud feed
  • BMC® (Buffered Mineral Complex) for gastric health and bone development
  • Chelated minerals for improved absorption
  • Vistacell Live Yeast for increased nutrient digestibility

A multipurpose traditional stud feed based on a blend of cereals and fibre sources providing an easy feed to ration well suited to broodmares, stallions and young stock. Stud Cubes delivers additional benefits beyond a traditional feed with the inclusion of BMC® (Buffered Mineral Complex), a source of calcium and other naturally occurring minerals proven to benefit bone development in young horses and support digestive function through its natural buffering capacity.

Stud Cubes can be fed as the sole stud feed or in partnership with Stamm 30 Balancer depending on body condition and availability of pasture during the season. Where mares, stallions or young growing horses cannot be fed Stud Cubes at the normal feeding rate Stamm 30 provides a concentrated source of nutrients in a low calorie format allowing for regulation of growth and weight gain as required.

Young growing horses that are susceptible to rapid growth rates and require a lower glycemic feed would be best supported by Level-Grow Cubes or Level Grow Mix.

Ingredients

  • Wheatfeed
  • Oats
  • Sunflower Seed Meal
  • Soya Hulls
  • Barley
  • Soya Bean Meal
  • Molasses
  • Oatfeed
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Soya Oil
  • Maerl (calcareous marine algae)
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Vitamins & Minerals

Nutrition

Ingredient Quantity
Protein 15.5%
Oil 4%
Fibre 12.5%
Digestible Energy 11.7 MJ/KG
Starch 20%
Calcium 1.25%
Phosphorus 0.62%
Copper 44 mg/kg
Zinc 130 mg/kg
Vitamin A 12,000 iu/kg
Vitamin D 1,200 iu/kg
Vitamin E 300 iu/kg
Vitamin C 210 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 Body Weight Frequency
Broodmares 800 g - 1.0 kg before foaling, 1.2 - 1.4 kg during peak lactation per 100 kg of bodyweight Daily
Youngstock 800 g - 1.2kg depending on stage of growth and season per 100 kg of bodyweight Daily
Stallions 800 g to 1.2 kg during the covering season per 100 kg of bodyweight 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.

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 on large feed intakes 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%.

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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