Knowledge Base on Specific Issues
Weaning or Prepping?
Despite a change in the weather we are in the middle of ‘summer’! Depending upon the number of youngstock you have, and your breeding programme, you may be thinking about introducing or increasing hard feed ready for weaning or you may be in the middle of prepping your youngstock for forthcoming sales.Read More
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A balanced approach to your Broodmare
It is crucial that the condition of the mare is kept as consistent as possible throughout the breeding season.Read More
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Feeding for Fertility
Through our advice line we are also supporting owners and breeders with nutrition advice for broodmares and breeding stallions. We are seeing a trend towards the use of chilled and frozen AI, with some non- Thoroughbred stallions being unavailable for natural covering in light of the EHV outbreak.Read More
What our Customers Say
"My boy gets Pink Mash and Sensi-Care 3 times a day. He also gets Maestro a few days before a show to give him a bit more go! He loves Keyflow and almost tap dances for it! You can see the difference in his body since being on Keyflow Feeds. It has not only put condition on him but it has allowed his body to mature and let me put him now in the correct level of work."
"We have been using Keyflow feeds now for just over 12 months and have noticed a great difference in the way our horses look and feel. We are conscious to feed our horses from the inside out and feel that Keyflow enables us to do that. A healthy horse is a happy horse.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What is pre-digested and why do I need to know about steam extrusion?
Pre-digested essentially means cooked, this can be done in a small number of ways. We use steam extrusion extensively throughout our products which involves, grinding, adding steam to and gently cooking a mixture of ingredients. The process causes the mixture to expand and any starches and proteins to change structure. This increases the surface area of the molecule, allowing the horse’s digestive enzymes to more readily and thoroughly break them down in the small intestine. Think of a popcorn kernel after it’s popped, the surface area is increased making it easier to digest. Take a look at Key-Plus™ or Stay Cool™ for what our steam extruded feeds look like.
What is EQ-Complete™?
Horses are reliant on their diet to deliver proteins they cannot synthesise themselves, these are known as essential amino acids. EQ-Complete™ is a combination of high quality and carefully selected ingredients, which deliver specific essential proteins. Providing the perfect building blocks for outstanding muscle development while also supporting muscle recovery and repair. EQ-Complete™ features in the BlackType range of feeds.
How can I save money with Keyflow?
Feeding is often judged on price per bag,per kg or per tonne. Less frequently it is worked out based on cost per day - and also the upside benefits of feeding a premium ration. Keyflow Nurture carries a feeding rate of approximately half that of traditional stud feed - so usually that equates to a cost per day that is less. Also, when feeding Keyflow, our science positively effects fertility, post partum recovery and feeding, development, sales ring price, success and longevity on the race track. The equation for this isn’t so simple or obvious but it is worthy of consideration.
How can omega 3 benefit my breeding and youngstock?
Omega 3’s play a critical role in a horses reproductive processes which include development of soft tissue right through all life stages. Specifically it is long chain omega 3’s (DHA and EPA) that are the most functional and active. Fortunately we include DHA in our stud feeds (Nurture and Nurture Pro) as standard but you always have the option of supplementing it using Key-3 Oil.