As the name suggests, Low Starch Grower is for young, growing horses, from weaning onwards.  Traditional feeds from grains and their by-products derive energy from high starch and Non Structural Carbohydrate (NSC) content. Research has shown such diets can favour the development of insulin resistance in the pregnant mare and the offspring. IN turn, insulin resistance may result in the higher rates of orthopaedic diseases like OCD in foals and yearlings.

This feed contains very low levels of starch, sugars and NSC. Abundant energy is instead drawn from oil and fibre, and combined with very high quality protein (containing key amino acids) and balanced levels of essential minerals and trace elements to safeguard against insulin resistance and the resulting developmental orthopaedic disease in young growing horses.

Note. Starch and NSC levels may vary due to variable levels in raw materials.

The brochure can be downloaded here Low Starch Grower

You may also be interested in this article from Dr David Wood BVSc, MRCVS entitled
Why Studs should feed less Starch

Energy 13 MJ Magnesium 0.4% Vitamin B1 – Thiamine 21 mg
Crude Protein 24 % Iron 270 mg Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin   4 mg
Lysine 1.9 % Zinc 275 mg Vitamin B3 – Niacin 200 mg
Methionine 0.4% Copper 80 mg B5 – Pantothenic Acid 10 mg
Starch 12% Manganese 325 mg Biotin 640 mcg
NSC 20% Sulphur 2.5 g Folic Acid 1025 mcg
Crude Fat 8.1% Cobalt 2.1 mg Choline 1945 mg
Crude Fibre 8.2% Selenium 1.4 mg Iodine 1.0 mg
Calcium 1.4% Vitamin A 5800 IU Zeolite 0.4%
Phosphorus 0.7% Vitamin D3 1000 IU Zeolite 1.0%
Potassium 0.9% Vitamin E 70 mg
Sodium 0.4%

Ingredients: Millrun, canola meal, lupin, barley, lime, salt, vegetable oil, zeolite, Horsepower  trace element and vitamin premix.

Available in 20kg bags, bulka bags and bulk.

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