Pasture has the potential to provide
1. The horses nutrition
2. A Safe exercise area
Potentials rarely achieved, often neglected

All information given here is believed to be correct but the author cannot be responsible for any consequences of it's use.

Pasture Management
for
Horses

by Denis Lindsell
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Conservation




 


 

Conservation

Conservation is the process of preserving excess production of plant material in the summer, for use in the winter months.

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Summary-

Pros & Cons

Hay

Silage

Big Bale Silage

Haylage



Feeding values
 

DM (%)

DCP (%)

ME (MJ/KgDM)

Hay

85

4-12

7-9

Silage -leafy

20

14

10

Silage -Early fl.

25

8

10

Haylage

50

14

11


Conclusion

All these methods of conservation require skill but hay is probably the safest

Ideally, the makers of silage or haylage should be highly experienced at making the product, and have a good understanding of the requirements for horses.

Preferably, silage or haylage products should have been tried out on someone else's horses.