Anyone feed the Nutrena 13% Fat Performance Pellet?
If so, what have your results been? Appears to have a decent nutrional profile & price... Also, what are the pellets like - dry or oily like Ultium? My picky eater does not like the oily pellets. Thank!
I bought a bag to check it out...I couldn't resistthe numbers. 1584 kcal/# with an NSC of 14.1 %....beet pulp based (flax, rice bran as well). It is a little oily, but I mixed it in with my finicky one's TC Senior and he did not do they typical 'sorting' that he does when he doesn't like the grain product. It comes is a black bag...so does anyone feed this? I can't even find it on their website yet, is it that new??
Yes it's that new and it's only available in New England. They created it in response to customer demand. Basically it's a blend of two of their current feeds, but I can't remember which two! (Safe choice and Empower?) It sounds like a nice feed, but I'm pretty happy with Blue Seal's Sentinel LS, so I won't be trying it out.
I would like to bring this post back to life as I am looking into this feed right now. I'm told it is only in New England right now and is getting very popular. I'm pretty sure he said 13% fat and 12% protein, low starch, high calorie (about as high as XTN, but 1/3 or so the starch). He is sending me the guaranteed analysis in the mail.
Makes sense. I'm actually looking at TC Sr as well.
For my guy, I need the highest calories, with the most nutritional value for a hard working performance horse, and at the same time, with lower "heat". He needs a lot of grain/ hay/ forage to maintain weight.
I think the kcals of this pellet are around 1650/ lb, which is higher than TC Sr (and TCC and Nutrena XTN). And higher fat, 13% vs 10%. The NSC is higher, but not by much, but need the data to verify.
It will be interesting to see the guaranteed analysis.
I am an equine specialist for a feed dealer and we do sell a decent amount of the Nutrena Hi Fat Pellet. I have actually had a lot of success with selling it to Amish customers recently. They like the fact that it is filling out their horses and they seem to have a bit more "pep" on this feed, yet they are not hot.
I do believe it is still only available in the Northeast unless that has recently changed.
If you'd like, I can scan the literature on it and e-mail it to you.