What we know


  • When feeding both mare’s and foal’s together, the mare eats the majority of the ration.
  • A foals diet can be varied according to their requirements.
  • Foals should be supplemented with Calcium & Phosphorus in a ratio of 2:1.
  • Mare’s milk as a source of digestible energy and protein is inadequate after1 month of age.
  • The mare’s milk is deficient in Iron & Copper.
  • At 5-6 weeks old, a foal should consume a ½ kilo of creep feed daily per 100kg body weight.
  • A nursing foal is expected to gain 1.15kg per day.
  • By using this system expect your feed bill to be reduced by up to 80% – 90%