Dunstan Weanling



A cereal grain-based complete feed for the young growing horse

  • Extruded grains for improved digestibility
  • Includes milk powder
  • Vegetable oil for skin and coat quality
  • Fully balanced
  • Utilises organic minerals and natural vitamin E

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Dunstan Weanling
  • Dunstan Weanling Mix is a highly palatable, complete feed for the young growing horse, formulated to provide a full profile of key nutrients for sound growth and development.

    A cereal grain-based feed Dunstan Weanling Mix utilises extruded grains for improved digestibility and to reduce the risk of digestive upsets associated with an overload of starch in the hindgut.

    Quality protein sources are used in conjunction with the addition of Lysine at optimum levels to meet the requirements of the young horse.

    Ingredients are selected for their digestibility and nutrient availability, to achieve desired growth rates while providing key nutrients for sound bone and joint development.

    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.
  • Maize, Oats, Barley, Bran and Pollard, Extracted Soya Meal, Fibre Pellet, Vegetable Oil, Milk Powder, Molasses, Dicalcium Phosphate, Limestone, Threonine, Lysine, Salt, Mineral and Vitamin Premix, Antioxidant.
  • Typical Analysis (dry matter basis)

    Crude Protein 16.5%
    Fibre 6.0%
    Salt 1.5%
    DE Energy 14.5 MJ/KG

    Nutritional Composition - per kilo of Dunstan Weanling Mix (as fed)

    Crude Protein 144g
    Zinc (Organic) 135mg
    Copper (Organic) 50mg
    Selenium (Organic) 0.5mg
    Vitamin A 10,000i.u
    Vitamin D 1,000i.u
    Vitamin E 125mg
    Vitamin K 2.0mg
    Thiamine B1 6.0mg
    Riboflavin B2 6.0mg
    Pyridoxine B6 5.0mg
    Vitamin B12 50ug
    Niacin 20mg
    Pantothenate 10mg
    Biotin 100ug
    Folic Acid 1.5mg

    Heat stable Vitamins added at the time of manufacture

  • Dunstan Weanling Mix is a full feed and therefore is formulated to be fed at a minimum of 2.5kg daily to provide adequate vitamin and mineral supplementation (based on a 500kg mature body weight).

    If the Weanling’s body condition does not require an intake of 2.5kg or greater of Dunstan Weanling Mix then a ‘semi concentrate’, Dunstan Grass Balancer, is recommended, to ensure adequate vitamin and mineral fortification of the diet.

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

    Weanlings 2.5kg - 4kg daily
    • The recommended feeding rates for Dunstan Weanling Mix are based on a mature weight of 500kg 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).
    • It is advisable to split the daily hard feed into at least two feeds, preferably 3-4, but feed no more than 2.0 kg of Dunstan Weanling Mix per meal.
    • Always introduce a new feed gradually over a period of 7 – 10 days, working up to the desired feed intake taking into consideration body condition and work level.

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

    High Copper levels in Dunstan Weanling Mix make 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.