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Micrbeet®

HYGAIN® MICRBEET®

Unmolassed micronized sugar beet flakes

HYGAIN® MICRBEET® is high in soluble fibre and low in sugar, suitable for all equines regardless of age and use. HYGAIN® MICRBEET® has the outstanding feature of providing digestible energy ranging between good quality hay and grains in the form of soluble fibre as opposed to sourcing energy from starches and sugars.

Crude Protein 8.1 % Sugar 3.7%%
Crude Fat 0.9%
Max Crude Fibre 17.7%

MICRBEET®is a blend of the following ingredients:

Micronized sugar beet pulp.

 

 

HYGAIN® MICRBEET® is high in well-fermentable fibre and low in sugar, suitable for all equines regardless of age and use. HYGAIN® MICRBEET® has the outstanding feature of providing digestible energy ranging between that of good quality hay and grains in the form of soluble fibre as opposed to sourcing energy from starches and sugars.HYGAIN®’s revolutionary cooking process micronization enhances the soaking time and palatability of HYGAIN® MICRBEET®.

Ideal for performance horses, HYGAIN® MICRBEET® can be used as a chaff replacer increasing the energy density of the daily diet. HYGAIN® MICRBEET® may also be used to replace part of the grain/premixed feed in the diet, lowering starch intake whilst retaining the digestible energy level. Energy derived from well-fermentable fibre sources, such as HYGAIN® MICRBEET® are readily digested and safer to feed. Hence, horses with digestive disorders may benefit from HYGAIN® MICRBEET® as it promotes smooth digestion.
Horses with respiratory problems may benefit from HYGAIN® MICRBEET® as it is a dust-free fibre source once soaked. HYGAIN® MICRBEET®’s soft consistency provides horses with dental problems an adequate fibre source whilst maintaining body condition. HYGAIN® MICRBEET® is also ideal for endurance and excitable horses, where calm conditioning is required as it provides slow release energy and helps to restore and maintain fluid balance in the body.

HYGAIN® MICRBEET® is ideal for hard keepers and selective horses where weight gain is desired as it increases the caloric content and energy density in the diet. Horses susceptible to metabolic related disorders such as laminitis, insulin resistance, cushings, grain intolerance, Equine Metabolic Syndrome, PSSM and tying-up or any equine requiring a high fibre, low GI and low carbohydrate diet may also benefit from HYGAIN® MICRBEET®.

 

Feeding amount may be influenced by age, breed, appetite, exercise, desired body condition, pasture/hay quality and availability. The use of chaff is not required.

Feeding rates per day
As a supplemental fibre source when fed with hay* **
HYGAIN® MICRBEET® can be fed on its own (principle ingredient) at increased levels along with roughage and a mineral and vitamin supplement such as HYGAIN® BALANCED® or HYGAIN® SPORTHORSE®.

                                        Light Work                                                     Moderate Work

Body Weight Height MICRBEET®(dry weight)
Hay MICRBEET®(dry weight) Hay
250-350kg 13-14hh 0.5kg – 0.8kg 2kg – 3kg 0.6kg – 1kg 2.5kg – 4kg
350-450kg 14-15hh 0.8kg – 1.1kg 3kg – 4.5kg 1kg – 1.5kg 4kg – 6kg
450-550kg 15-16hh 1.1kg – 1.4kg 4.5kg – 5.5kg 1.5kg – 2kg 6kg – 7.5kg
550-650kg 16hh+ 1.4kg – 1.6kg 5.5kg – 6.5kg 2kg – 2.3kg 7.5kg – 9.5kg

*Intended as guide only, all variables should be taken into consideration.

As a supplemental fibre source when fed with premixed feeds and hay*
HYGAIN® MICRBEET® can be fed as an addition to your horse’s premixed feed/grains and roughage. HYGAIN® MICRBEET® can also be used as a top dressing to encourage the intake of less palatable feeds.

Light Work                                                     Moderate Work

Body Weight Height MICRBEET®(dry weight)
Hay MICRBEET®(dry weight) Hay
250-350kg 13-14hh 0.5kg – 0.8kg 2kg – 3kg 0.6kg – 1kg 2.5kg – 4kg
350-450kg 14-15hh 0.8kg – 1.1kg 3kg – 4.5kg 1kg – 1.5kg 4kg – 6kg
450-550kg 15-16hh 1.1kg – 1.4kg 4.5kg – 5.5kg 1.5kg – 2kg 6kg – 7.5kg
550-650kg 16hh+ 1.4kg – 1.6kg 5.5kg – 6.5kg 2kg – 2.3kg 7.5kg – 9.5kg

Grazing should be restricted and the soaking of hay is recommended for equines prone to starch/sugar related conditions (e.g.: laminitis, grain intolerance, cushings etc.). HYGAIN® MICRBEET® may also be used in conjunction with HYGAIN ZERO® the unique low Carb – low GI formula providing the required balance of daily nutrients in the diet.

*Intended as a guide only, all variables should be taken into consideration.
**Recommended to be fed with a Mineral and Vitamin supplement to balance the diet.

Weight per HYGAIN dipper (2ltr)

Hygain Micrbeet - Weight per dipper - Horse feed

Do not feed dry. Soak HYGAIN® MICRBEET® prior to feeding at a ratio of 5 parts water to 1 part HYGAIN® MICRBEET® for 10 minutes in cold water or 5 minutes in hot water. Use within 24 hours of soaking.

Beet Pulp mixing ratio beet pulp soaking time

 

Additional Supplementation

Fat – HYGAIN® recommends the use of HYGAIN® RBO® Equine Performance Oil® in cases such as PSSM or Tying-Up where horses may benefit from additional fat in their diet for concentrated slow release energy and general conditioning.

Electrolytes – During periods of heavy sweat loss and/or warmer climates supplementation with an electrolyte such as HYGAIN® REGAIN® is recommended.

 

Product Features

High in soluble fibres to maintain a healthy gut Icon
High in soluble fibres to maintain a healthy gut

High in soluble fibres to maintain a healthy gut

High fibre, low starch formula ideal for horses prone to metabolic related issues Icon
High fibre, low starch formula ideal for horses prone to metabolic related issues

High fibre, low starch formula ideal for horses prone to metabolic related issues

Increases the caloric content and energy density in the diet Icon
Increases the caloric content and energy density in the diet

Increases the caloric content and energy density in the diet

Provides calm conditioning ideal for excitable horses Icon
Provides calm conditioning ideal for excitable horses

Provides calm conditioning ideal for excitable horses

Encourages intake of less palatable feeds, ideal for the fuzzy eaters Icon
Encourages intake of less palatable feeds, ideal for the fuzzy eaters

Encourages intake of less palatable feeds, ideal for the fuzzy eaters

Can be soaked in water, resulting in a mash that provides an adequate fibre substitute for dentally challenged equines. Icon
Can be soaked in water, resulting in a mash that provides an adequate fibre substitute for dentally challenged equines.

Can be soaked in water, resulting in a mash that provides an adequate fibre substitute for dentally challenged equines.

 

Hygain Micrbeet feed

Product Applications

Weigh Gain
Fizzy Horses
Senior horses

Dressage

Endurance

Lactating mare

Growing horses

Western Pleasure

Pony Clubbing

Show Jumping
Reining and Barrel Racing
Polocrosse
Harness racing

Racing

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7 Responses to Micrbeet®

  1. Avatar for Samantha
    Samantha October 1, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    My 14 year old Shetland has bad teeth, my dentist and I decided that beet pulp had to be the base of his feed….plus a small amount of zero. Little did we know that it would not only become his base.. But every other horse here too!
    I love the ease of use of micrbeet…weigh it, add water, then feed… In winter I I boil the kettle..for a warm dinner for them all. it’s great to add to chaff and other feeds as needed. All my horses and ponies clean their feeds up!!! Thanks Hygain.. Happily munching on your Micrbeet…
    Sam and Spirit the Shetland

  2. Avatar for Vera
    Vera July 3, 2015 at 9:47 am #

    I have been feeding Micrbeet for years, my quarter horse cross, thoroughbred gelding and all my Shetlands all of them thrive and look good
    A great product

  3. Avatar for jackie
    jackie June 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

    Hi i would like to thank you for creating such a great feed i had a very under weight mare come to me n i use 2 of the your feeds n now 8 weeks latter she is looking fantastic she was neglected n the grains in the hygain helped her get it all back
    Once again THANK U

  4. Avatar for monique
    monique August 30, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

    I now have all my horses on it! from my 4yo fat appy and fat Shetland pony- micrabeet, equine vit and min and linseed…… to my 20yo thoroughbred mare and my 28yo warmblood gelding who are both on Micrabeet, Equine vit and min, linseed and lupins… its a great product and recommend it to everyone

  5. Avatar for Grace
    Grace January 10, 2017 at 10:59 pm #

    Hygain was reccommended to me by a friend to try on my mare who was like most mares… very hot headed, this was difficult as we travelled to rodeos all year round. I rang hygain and talked to one of the very helpful staff members who helped me create a diet suited for her and my other older horse, I put her on hygain micrbeet, true gain and fibre essentials, immediately I seen a change in her behaviour and she filled out more and the feed made her palomino colour deepen, can’t thank hygain enough for their help and having a feed for every horse and their needs!!!!

  6. Avatar for Eugene
    Eugene March 28, 2017 at 12:19 am #

    My daughter started feeding Micrbeet to our aged thoroughbred mare who has a number of health issues and seemed to be lacking interest in continuing life. She is 28 years old only, has one eye , has Cushing’s disease and chronic Osteomyelitis goes by the name of Lucky ( no , just kidding with the name). After a month or so we noticed a complete attitude change by the mare and she now looks forward to her meals and even takes a chance at stealing her daughters feed. Her daughter is 25 and has built up ( if anything , too much) on Micrbeet. They both look fabulous now.

    We don’t believe that it is just coincidence and would recommend this product to all those who care for their four legged friends. Not only the horses happier but so are we because of the dramatic difference in both horses.

  7. Avatar for Julie Mackay
    Julie Mackay April 8, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

    I always had trouble feeding ‘top up’ vitamin and mineral supplements as even mixed with damp feed my pony would ‘sift’ through the feed and leave it. As he is an easy keeper I am unable to feed ‘complete’ feeds at the recommended levels, hence the need for supplements. I have started using Hygain Micrbeet and not only does my pony love it but I am able to ‘hide’ his 40 grams of supplement in it and it is all eaten and the feed bowl licked clean. No waste and no worry. Love this product. My tip is to feed at three parts water to one part Hygain Micrbeet to get a good consistency.

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