Roasted To Perfection


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Benefits of “Roasting”

1. Control Mold or Mildew Growth

The biggest reason to roast is mold or mildew on the grain from harvest. High roasting temperatures kill mold and mildew spores before the grain is mixed with Vitamins, Minerals and bagged.  Mold growth reduces feed value.  When the horse refuses to eat for no apparent reason, the grain could have a moldy or mildew smell that we cannot detect.  Some signs of mold in feed are:  dustiness, caking of feed, darkening of feed, poor feed flow out of bins, refusal to eat for no apparent reason, moldy or mildew smell.

Roasting also has an advantage in speed of processing and produces a dry product that can be stored without deterioration due to moisture. Mold germinates at temperatures as low as 45°F, with most rapid growth at 75° to 90°F.  Mold requires humidity or moisture for germination, therefore, an upper limit of 14.5% moisture is recommended for stored corn or milo. Other grains should maintain moisture levels less than 13%.  Roasted grain has moisture levels at 10% or less.

2. Increased Digestion

The second major benefit is digestibility.  A horse is a grazing animal with a small stomach, the food travels from the stomach to the intestine and cecum relatively fast. If the site of digestion takes place in the stomach, it is easier for the horse to process and utilize the grain, vitamins and minerals.  Changing the site of absorption also means more balanced energy levels for the horse. 

By Roasting, the hard outer shell is removed from the digestive equation.  This reduces the amount of gastric acid needed to break down the food.  Less gastric acid means the occurrence of stomach ulcers and body soreness can be greatly reduced.  Less grain also decreases the chance of grain-overload founder.  With the hard outer shell removed, less feed is passing through the horse and into the manure undigested.

Optimal digestibility also means the volume of grain can be reduced due to the increased absorption of the nutrients.

A Safer Way to Feed Your Horse

Quality Ingredients

Worldwide, Milo, is a food source for humans, however, in the United States, Milo is used primarily as a feed for livestock.  Farmers on the hot, dry plains of SD, NE and south TX grow and use Milo for their livestock. Milo can not tolerate cool, wet growing conditions. Depending on the growing season and weather conditions, the kernel size varies.  Low temperature, not length of growing season, is the limiting factor for production.  Renewed interest in Milo occurs whenever hotter and drier than normal growing seasons are experienced.  Milo is self-pollinating and produces heads over a long period of time.
Roasted Milo
Roasted looks like popcorn

Roasted milo is an efficient source of energy.  Digestive enzymes have better access to the nutrients of the grain

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Heavy Roasted Crimped Oats
Oats are fed to horses because they are widely available. Oats are higher in fiber than most other grains, however, pound for pound they have a much lower energy content. Whole oats can be fed, but many will pass through the stomach and intestines without being digested, especially with older and younger horses. Different processing techniques are used to make the oat easier for the horse to chew and digest such as crimped oats. Crimped oats are lightly crushed to crack but not remove the hull. Cleaned oats are sieved to remove foreign debris. Roasted To Perfection uses heavy, roasted, crimped oats.
Heavy, Roasted, Crimped Oats

We use cleaned, heavy, roasted crimped oats for optimal digestion & absorption of nutrients.

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Camelina is renowned for its ideal ratio of omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids and is rich in vitamin E. It has been a staple food for humans and livestock for millennia. Omega-3 fatty acids, crucial for connective tissue maintenance, are often deficient in diets, impacting cardiovascular, respiratory, joint, and brain health, as well as skin and inflammation issues.
Camelina Seed
Rich in essential fatty acids

Camelina has been used for thousands of years as a food for both humans and livestock.  

Natural      Balancer

Soybean 1000 x 1000
Fat supplementation is safer than adding carbohydrates and proteins as it does not produce the high internal heats. Soybean oil has 2.25 times more energy than that of carbohydrates and proteins making for a much more concentrated, but safe energy source. This type of supplementation allows for safer weight gains while reducing the risk of colic and/or founder. Soybean oil naturally contributes the benefits of Linolenic acid that is the parent substance of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial to regulating blood pressure and heart rate.
Roasted whole and cut in half

Superb energy source that helps finicky horses eat well and allows them to  meet their nutritional demands.  


BTP Pellet 1000x1000
Calcium Carbonate, Monocalcium phosphate, salt, magnesium oxide, zinc polysaccharide complex, manganese polysaccharide complex, iron polysaccharide complex, Copper polysaccharide complex, Cobalt Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese sulfate, Copper sulfate, Ethylene Diamine Dihydroiodide, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, DL Methione, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyroxidine Hydrochloride, Thiamine mononitrate, Folic Acid
Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamin mineral pellet

The meal is mixed with Vitamins, Minerals and other Nutritionally beneficial ingredients and made into a soft pellet.

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Hay 1000 x 1000
Horses are most content when they can nibble almost constantly. Horses are herbivores by design and foragers by nature. They have evolved to utilize grasses and other forage plants as their primary source of nutrition. Hay generally falls into one of two categories -- grasses or legumes. Horse hay is often a mixture of the two. What is readily available and most cost-effective generally depends on the part of the country in which you live. Alfalfa and clover are examples of legumes. Alfalfa is more commonly fed as hay than clover, although clover may be a component of a mixed hay
Quality Hay

Have your hay analyzed by a certified  forage laboratory to determine its actual nutrient content

Dairyland Labs

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