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Any update on Triple Crown Senior quality control?

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    Any update on Triple Crown Senior quality control?

    I would like to put one of our older horses back on Triple Crown Senior, but I'm worried about the quality control issues in the past year. We weren't happy about huge chunks of tooth-breaking beet pulp in several bags, and we heard there were issues elsewhere, too. At the time, Triple Crown was working to address the problems. Has anyone had any recent problems with the feed?

    No, I switched to the ProElite Senior and have been happy ever since.
    "We need a pinned ears icon." -MysticOakRanch


      I switched feeds after years and years of TCC.


        No issues here - I've been buying it for years and haven't noticed anything different.
        "When a horse greets you with a nicker & regards you with a large & liquid eye, the question of where you want to be & what you want to do has been answered." CANTER New England


          I'm still feeding TC Senior and haven't had issues, OP. It been brick like in the cold but always has been. I do soak grain before feeding though. But it could depend on where you're located? I'm in CT.


            I have an old thread about it from this summer...we were getting either super dry bags of TCC that were almost blonde/light colored rather than moist and quite dark, OR getting dark bags in Summer that were weirdly bricked and even a hammer barely made a dent in them, oddest thing. Bags were all less than 2-3 weeks old.


              No issues that I've seen here in Colorado
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                No issues here in Oregon.


                  From their FB page reviews, the issues are in the SE- Georgia, Arkansas, and Alabama. I don't see any newer ones than mid Summer, FWIW.


                    I'm in MA and have no issues with quality control. Moisture, molasses content, and consistency have been the same. Only issues I found with quality was when I was in Texas, and they were having distribution issues. I do check dates on the bags when I get them, just because I've worked with feed store coworkers who don't know s it's important to rotate.
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                      Thanks for the update, everyone! Sounds like it might be worth giving TC Senior another try.


                        No issues here.


                          I haven't had any issues (here in Virginia) with appearance or texture, other than it becoming a solid brick in cold weather. Pro tip: bounce the bag a couple of times on both long sides before dumping it, it makes a HUGE difference.


                            I got one bag that was moldy in the early summer, but otherwise haven't had any quality control issues in the past year.


                              No issues here in NY. My old mare looks fantastic on it and we're still competing!


                                No issues other than I am seeing the occasional piece of whole corn. I assume it's from not cleaning the equipment in between products.
                                ... with Patrick and Henry


                                  Here it's cold weather that makes it clump, since it's warmed up no more clumping.
                                  "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


                                    Upstate NY: no issues. It did get a little "brick-ish" when we had extremely cold temps, but I was able to break it up with a feed scoop no problem. No big chunks of beet pulp, texture has been consistent. Very happy with it. Switched to it from TC Lite almost four months ago and it's (*knock on wood*) worked like charm for my choke prone horse. We soak it into a mash and he slurps it right up with no problem.


                                      I switched to the Pro-Elite Senior and haven't gone back to TCS. The Pro-Elite reminds me of the TCS when I first started using it...fresh, "crawling" in your hands, and a sweet aroma.
                                      "We need a pinned ears icon." -MysticOakRanch


                                        No issues here in Maryland, and in fact it didn't "brick" this winter like it always has in the past!
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