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Super Molichop – Feeding Guide
Super Molichop is a comprehensive range of chaffs and fibre feeds manufactured to the highest specifications using top quality ingredients sourced from approved suppliers.

This feeding guide is designed as a basic guide to quantities of feed required. Remember horses vary in terms of metabolism, temperament etc. and should always be treated as individuals.

Super Molichop Original can be fed ad-lib as required to increase your horse’s fibre intake. It can be added to the concentrate meal / bucket feed or dampened a little and used as a partial hay replacer if required.

However, if your horse or pony is on a calorie-controlled diet or prone to laminitis then Super Molichop Lite will be the preferred choice.

Super Molichop Herbi can also be fed ad-lib as required to increase fibre intake either added to concentrates or used as a partial hay replacer.



Super Molichop Lite can be fed as the sole concentrate diet / bucket feed to horses or ponies on a calorie controlled diet in light work, or with additional concentrates for horses with a more vigorous work schedule. The following table outlines the recommended amounts to be fed as the sole concentrate diet.



Super Molichop Lite Recommended Concentrate Feeding Levels (daily ration in kg’s)

100 kg e.g.
SHetland
200 kg e.g.
Small Welsh Section A
300 kg e.g.
Welsh Section B/C
400 kg e.g.
Dales/Light Hack
500 kg e.g.
Welsh Cob 15.2–16hh T'bred
600 kg e.g.
16hh Irish Draught/Hunter Type
0.5 kg
1 kg
1.5 kg
2 kg
2.5 kg
3 kg


Super Molichop Bloom can be fed as the sole concentrate diet / bucket feed to horses in light to medium work as outlined in the table below.

However, Bloom can be fed to the hardworking horse with the addition of con- centrates.



Super Molichop Bloom Recommended Concentrate Feeding Levels (daily ration in kg’s)

100 kg e.g.
SHetland
200 kg e.g.
Small Welsh Section A
300 kg e.g.
Welsh Section B/C
400 kg e.g.
Dales/Light Hack
500 kg e.g.
Welsh Cob 15.2–16hh T'bred
600 kg e.g.
16hh Irish Draught/Hunter Type
0.75 kg
1 kg
1.5 kg
1.75 kg
2 kg
2.5–3 kg


Super Molichop Shreddi is a useful top up to concentrates providing an excellent source of high digestible fibre producing slow release energy for stamina not fizz.

The following table shows the approximate maximum amounts that can be added to concentrates depending upon the weight of your horse.



Super Molichop Shreddi Recommended Concentrate Feeding Levels (daily ration in kg’s)

100 kg e.g.
SHetland
200 kg e.g.
Small Welsh Section A
300 kg e.g.
Welsh Section B/C
400 kg e.g.
Dales/Light Hack
500 kg e.g.
Welsh Cob 15.2–16hh T'bred
600 kg e.g.
16hh Irish Draught/Hunter Type
0.5 kg
1 kg
2 kg
2.5 kg
3 kg
4 kg


How to calculate your horse's weight
Step 1: Find the heart girth in cm’s & multiply it by itself = A
Step 2: Multiply A by the length of the horse (point of shoulder to point of hip) = B
Step 3: Divide B by 11877 & this gives you a fairly accurate estimate of bodyweight.





Suggested % Forage: Concentrate Ration

Light - 75% Forage : 25% Concentrate
Medium - 60-70% Forage : 40-30% Concentrate
Hard - 50% Forage : 50% Concentrate


Levels of Work

Light - 1 hour hack/1 hour schooling 3 times a week
Medium - 2 hours hack/2 hours schooling daily
Hard - Hunting twice a week/racing or eventing regularly





Super Molichop – Top 10 Feeding Tips
  • Make all adjustments to diet gradually
  • Feed according to workload
  • Establish a regular feeding programme
  • Feed little & often
  • Do not work immediately after feeding
  • Feed by weight rather than volume
  • Provide fresh clean water at all times
  • Store feed in cool, dry, vermin free conditions
  • Adjust forage:concentrate ratio according to workload
  • Never feed immediately after hard work
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