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Dunstan Breed & Grow


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Dunstan Breed & Grow is a low-starch, high-fibre pellet formulated for Broodmares and the Young Growing Horse.

  • Low in starch
  • High in fibre
  • Quality protein ingredients
  • Organic minerals
  • Natural vitamin E
  • Live yeast
  • Mannan oligosaccharide and aluminosilicate clay

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Dunstan Breed & Grow
  • Dunstan Breed & Grow is a low-starch, high-fibre pellet formulated to provide quality nutrition to the pregnant and lactating Mare and Young Growing Horse.

    The low-starch and quality fibre ingredients used in Dunstan Breed & Grow (Lucerne Chaff, Soya Hulls and Meadow Hay) serve two key purposes. Firstly, to benefit sound growth of the young horse and secondly to aid in ensuring the good digestive health of all horses. A low-starch feed will assist to minimise the negative effect of insulin on joint and cartilage development. In addition, the low starch and high fibre composition of Dunstan Breed & Grow will help to ensure good hindgut microflora activity and reduce the likelihood of digestive upsets associated with a high-starch or low -fibre diets.

    A comprehensive mineral and vitamin supplement is added to Dunstan Breed & Grow. Minerals are included in their Organic form including Selenium from Selenium Yeast, and are therefore safer and more bio-available to the horse, and ensure optimum utilisation. A balanced inclusion of Calcium and Phosphorus are also included at levels to promote sound bone & joint development.

    In the Mare’s last trimester of pregnancy, adequate mineral supplementation is of key importance for foetal development and skeletal health of the subsequent foal. When fed at the recommended intakes, Dunstan Breed & Grow will provide the necessary intake of these key nutrients.

    During lactation, the Mare have a significant increase in energy demands. Dunstan Breed & Grow is highly palatable, and being low in starch and high in fibre, it provides a very safe way to meet the high energy requirements of the lactating Mare.

    As well as the high-fibre nature of Dunstan Breed & Grow which ensure good hindgut health, the addition of the live yeast further aids digestion and will assist in maintaining a more optimal hindgut.

    Quality protein ingredients are used to ensure good amino acid status which is of key importance in all breeding horses. Includes Mannan Oligosaccharide and Aluminosilicate Clay to aid in digestive comfort.

    Equine Safe
    Dunstan Horsefeeds are produced in Equine-Safe manufacturing plants, ensuring a product of premium quality, safety and performance.

    Professionally formulated for New Zealand Horses performing under New Zealand conditions.
  • Lucerne Meal, Meadow Hay Chaff, Bran and Pollard, Soya Hulls, Soyabean Meal, Barley, Limestone (for Calcium), Dicalcium Phosphate, Organic Glycinate Trace Minerals, Selenium Yeast, Live Yeast, Amino Acids, Vitamins, Soya bean Oil, Molasses, Salt, Mannan Oligosaccharide and Aluminosilicate Clay
  • Typical Analysis (dry matter basis)

    Crude Protein 16.5%
    Fat 5.5%
    Fibre 17%
    Salt 1.5%
    Energy DE 13.0 MJ/Kg

    Nutrient Composition - per kilo of Dunstan Breed & Grow (as fed)

    Crude Protein 150g minimum
    Calcium 15.0g
    Phosphorus 7.5g
    Sodium 4.0g
    Chloride 6.0g
    Potassium 12.0g
    Magnesium 2.5g
    Iron 200mg
    Zinc (Organic) 140mg
    Manganese 120mg
    Copper (Organic) 50mg
    Selenium (Organic) 0.5mg
    Vitamin A 10,000i.u
    Vitamin D3 1,000i.u
    Vitamin E 250iu
    Vitamin K 2.0mg
    Thiamine B1 6.0mg
    Riboflavin B2 6.0mg
    Pyridoxine B6 5.0mg
    Vitamin B12 50ug
    Niacin 20mg
    Pantothenate 10mg
    Biotin 250ug
    Folic Acid 1.5mg
    Choline 800mg

    Heat stable Vitamins added at the time of manufacture

  • Amounts per horse per day when offered as the full feed:

    The recommended feeding rates are based on a 500kg horse and are guidelines only.

    Weanling 2.5kg – 4kg
    Yearling 3kg – 5kg
    Pregnant Mare 2.5kg – 4kg
    Lactating Mare 2.5kg – 5kg
    • The recommended feeding rates for Dunstan Breed & Grow are based on a 500kg (or mature weight) horse and are guidelines only. Daily feed amounts will vary depending on pasture availability and body condition. Horses are very much individuals with different metabolic efficiencies, some require a little more, others a little less, for the same level of activity.
    • Ensure adequate fibre intakes by providing 1%-1 .5% per day of the horse's body weight as chaff, hay, Dunstan Betabeet/Sugarbeet or pasture (on a Dry Matter basis).
    • For good doing Mares in their last trimester, feed Dunstan Pasture Plus concentrate as a replacement for Dunstan Breed & Grow to ensure adequate mineral intake.
    • It is advisable to split the daily hard-feed into at least two feeds, preferably 3-4, but feed no more than 2.0kg of Dunstan Breed & Grow per meal.

    General Notes
    Always ensure the Horse has access to clean drinking water.

    High Copper levels in Dunstan Breed & Growmake it unsuitable for feeding to sheep.

    Dunstan Horsefeeds are best used within four months from the time of purchase.
    This ensures the vitamins included in Dunstan Horsefeeds remains efficacious to ensure optimum equine health.
    However, as is the case with human foods, “fresh is best”. So always aim to feed Dunstan products as fresh as you are able.

    A Hint on Storage of Dunstan Horsefeeds:
    When storing Dunstan Horsefeeds, it is important that it is kept in a clean, dry, cool and rodent-proof area to avoid potential moulds and/or contaminants.