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To feed horses typically two kinds of ingredients are used cereals (oats, barley, maize, etc.) and legumes (soybeans, horse beans etc.) treated in different ways: as whole grains, crushed, steam flaked.
The choice of the processing is depending on the aim of the feeding plan, for example to maintain the physiological activities of the horse, to achieve an optimal growth of the foal, to serve as the basis for exercise activities of different kind and level and so on.
The cerals, when fed as whole grains, need longer digestibility times, and for some of these product the digestibility rate is not optimal. Strongly not recommended to fed legumes in this form, due to the presence of anti-nutritional substances.
Pelletting is a process that involves – normally – the use of different ingredients, grinded up to obtain flour and mixed. This mix is pressed and “pellets” are produced. In this way, different ingredients can be accepted by horses. Almost all the ingredients of hrse feedstuffs can be grinded and pelletted.
The Mangimificio il Palazzetto uses a pelletting machine working at low temperature, utilizing only pressure, thus maintaining the optimal content of nutrients, even if they are suffering for high temperatures during the production process. The principle is different for steam pelletting machines. For the production of pellets, the Palazzetto Horse Feeds plant uses only first class ingredients, and no byproducts.
This kind of processing includes cooking, in humid environment, cereals and legumes.
Whole grains are inserted in a cooking device where steam at a temperature of 118 ° Celsius is introduced. Cooking time is variable between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on the material to be treated.
When cooking is finished, the grains are pressed between rollers and then air dried; in this way, the treated grains can be stored in silos.
This cooking process involves starch de-polymerization and destrinization, thus increasing the digestibility. The legumes, as steam flakes, are safe because the contained anti nutrients are inactivated, and nutrients are then available for digestion and absorption.
The choice of the Mangimificio il Palazzetto has always been to use only top quality ingredients, no by-products, supplements tested by the best companies are the secret for a Top Class product. For the acquired we always turn to historical suppliers that guarantee the quality.