Australia's favourite balancer feed
New to the amazing world of HYGAIN BALANCED? Don’t worry we have done our best to provide you all the info you need on this efficient and economical feed that simply makes life easy!
BALANCED is a pelleted all-round, low dose balancer feed concentrate that provides high levels of Vitamin E and Selenium for cell health, Biotin for hoof and coat health, Chelated Minerals, quality protein and essential amino acids for muscle development.
BALANCED is extremely versatile in its use and is ideal for good doers, horse’s on a pasture only diet, horse’s receiving a home mixed diet which requires balanced vitamin and mineral levels or to top up premixed feeds when they aren’t fed at the required levels.
BALANCED does not only have an amazing nutrient profile and is ideal for a wide range of horses, it is also economical in its use. You generally get 40 feeds out of one bag, based on a 500kg horse in maintenance at 500g per day, which is definitely a case of a little goes a long way!
Australia’s favourite balancer feed!
|Crude Protein 25 %||Calcium 3.2%|
|Crude Fat 4%||Phosphorus 1.6 %|
|Max Crude Fibre 10%||Lysine 20 g/kg|
|Added Salt 1.5%||Vitamin E 1500 IU/kg|
HYGAIN® BALANCED® is a blend of the following quality ingredients:
Soya Bean Meal, Canola Meal, Lupins, Calcium Carbonate, Di Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Salt, HYGAIN® Vitamin and Chelated Mineral Premix, Bio-Available Selenium, Lysine, Methionine, Natural Vitamin E, Prebiotic (MOS), Probiotic (live yeast) and Biotin.
Bio-Available Selenium – Selenium acts as an antioxidant to prevent fatty acid oxidation which can cause tissue damage. Research has shown that an organic form of selenium, is more readily absorbed and retained than selenium in inorganic forms.
Prebiotic – Prebiotics incorporated in HYGAIN® BALANCED® have a defined mode of action, promoting a healthy gut and supporting natural defences essential for optimum health and performance.
Biotin – Biotin, a water soluble vitamin is required by the enzymes responsible for protein synthesis and as a result is an essential vitamin for the healthy growth of hair and hooves. Research has shown that biotin improves skin and coat condition, increases hoof integrity and is widely recommended by farriers, veterinarians and scientists.
Natural Vitamin E – This unique and highly stable form of Natural Vitamin E known as RRR-a-tocopherol is up to 5 times more bio available and potent than regular synthetic sources of Vitamin E. Research has shown that this form of Natural Vitamin E provides higher retention levels in plasma further aiding antioxidant, immune, cardiovascular, circulatory, neuromuscular and reproductive functions.
Probiotics – Probiotics are good bacteria that stimulate the activity of other good bacteria in the horse’s digestive tract. The addition of probiotics (live yeast) to equine diets improves fibre, phosphorus and calcium digestibility and increases gross energy, total lipid and amino acid absorption.
HYGAIN® BALANCED® is formulated as a concentrate and contains quality protein for fertility and reproduction, essential amino acids for muscle building, along with balanced levels of critical macro and micro trace minerals for sound skeletal development and Prebiotics for optimum gut health and immune system defences.
HYGAIN® BALANCED® can be fed on its own when horses do not require additional grain or used to balance home mixed diets or top up premixed feeds when not used to recommended levels
Adjust grain intake according to pregnancy and lactation status, age, breed, growth rate, body condition, work load and pasture/hay availability and quality.
If horses are obese, laminitic or suffering from developmental orthopaedic disease remove grain from the diet and feed HYGAIN® BALANCED® with chaff and or hay. Seek professional advice.
Feeding Rates Per Day based on a mature 500kg horse*
|Foals 6-12 months||0.5|
|Dry Mares, Early Pregnant Mares||0.5kg – 0.75kg|
|Late Pregnant Mares||0.75kg – 1kg|
|Lactating Mares||1kg – 1.25kg|
|Horses in light work||0.5kg – 0.75kg|
|Horses in medium to intense work||1kg – 1.25kg|
|Spellers and Maintenance||0.5kg|
*Intended as a guide only, all variables should be taken into consideration.
- Introduce HYGAIN® BALANCED® to your horse’s diet gradually over a 7-14 day period.
- Feed by weight and not by volume.
- Feed a minimum of 1% of your horse’s body weight daily as roughage.
- Horses have a small stomach, so feed little and often.
- Ensure horses have access to clean water.
- Do not add additional vitamins or minerals unless directed by a veterinarian or nutritionist.
- For dietary recommendations and nutritional solutions contact HYGAIN®.
A 20 year commitment
(Nathalie, Oct 2015)
Today, this bloke headed to Flemington after spending some time with me. He was fed nothing but BALANCED, TRU GAIN and FIBRESSENTIAL (and hay and pasture, or course). Thank you for a great range of products.
A picture of Health
(Emma, Jun 2015)
A 2 months transformation
(Laura, Mar 2015)
Love Hygain feeds & very easy to sell it when I use it & know it works wonders.
Balanced all the way
(Doris, Mar 2015)
Chance was a rescue colt at the age of 3 month in which he was just skin and bones. I have had him for 18months now and he has only ever been fed Hygain feed. I also feed all my other horses HYGAIN BALANCED and they love it. I have noticed a big difference in my other horse, but Chance has blossomed into a lovely 2yo on BALANCED.
Halved my feed bill and improved the state of my horse
(Helen, Feb 2015)
I just wanted to have a rave about your feeds – I absolutely love Hygain feeds! My horse, Derwin, is a 21y.o ASHxQH. I originally had him on a diet which included chaff, a mineral supplement, and an “all round” pellet by other manufacturers. After spending copious amounts of money, I decided there had to be a better way. I subscribed to Feed XL (also a fabulous invention!) and rebalanced his diet, halving my feed bill, and improving the state of my horse unbelievably! He is now on HYGAIN FIBRESSENTIAL, HYGAIN BALANCED and HYGAIN RBO, and another pellet (which I’m going to change to Allrounder next produce run). As the photos show, he looks like he’s gone backwards in age! The same can be said of his paddock buddy, who is on the same diet as him – the vet commented today that they were two of the best looking paddock horses she’d seen in a long time.
So, thank you Hygain!
How Balanced changed my horses life
(Holly, Feb 2015)
I rescued my little man from the knackery two months ago and immediately started him on HYGAIN BALANCED, just after 2 weeks you could see the difference.
Now his coat, mane and tail is shinny, hoofs are in much better condition, even his eyes look brighter and healthier.
Low dose pellet from 0.5kg feed per day (Mature 500kg horse at maintenance)
Natural Vitamin E for antioxidant, circulatory and cardiovascular functions
Prebiotics to support a healthy gut and immune system
Amino Acids, the building blocks of protein for muscle development and to maximize growth.
Chelated Minerals are highly available and support healthy bones.
Bio-available Selenium to assist your horses muscle metabolism
Probiotics aids in fibre, phosphorus and calcium digestion
Biotin for rapid hoof development and coat conditioning