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4 reasons you should choose Omega Feeds products

Friday, March 17, 2017


Why choose Omega Feeds?

Why is the Omega Feeds range different to other premium feeds? 

Here are the top 4 reasons why feeding Omega Feeds is the better choice for your horse:

  1. Our products are based on sunflower seeds not grain (like most others on the market). Because the equine digestive system is poorly designed to digest large quantities of grain, there's a limit to how much grain you can feed without risking dangerous conditions like colic and laminitis or causing a ‘hot’ temperament. Omega Feeds is a cooling and calming product.
  2. Sunflowers are a known Superfood. And what makes our products even more special is that we dehull the sunflower seed and separate the hull (the fibre) from the kernel (the fat). By dehulling the seed, we make the seed more digestible (started breaking the seed down for the horse). Feeding whole seeds can be fruitless as they can pass through undigested.
  3. Sunflowers are full of rich Omega fats. Fat is a safe and excellent energy/calorie source for horses. Fat contains more than twice the energy content of starch, and horses digest and utilise fat well. Supplementing fat into the diet can increase calorie intake without greatly increasing the quantity of feed, so it can be more economical to use Omega Feeds.
  4. A quality fibre source is essential in a horse’s diet for proper digestive function.The horse’s digestive system has been designed to digest fibre NOT grain, which is why our 3 complete feeds are based on the fibrous hull of the sunflower.

Sunflowers are packed with nutritional benefits and by separating the fibre and fat components we are able to manufacture and 
range of products suitable for a variety of horses from easy keepers to hard doers. 

Here at Omega Feeds we want to ensure you horse gets the most out of every seed and feed.

The 6 essential requirements for a balanced diet

Monday, January 30, 2017

BACK TO BASICS WITH OMEGA FEEDS

What are the top 6 essentials for a balanced diet?

WHY SUNFLOWER? THE POWER OF SUNFLOWER

Friday, July 04, 2014
Here at Omega Feeds we pride our self on producing high quality horse feeds based on the goodness of sunflower. You may be wondering, why sunflower? Sunflower seeds are packed with loads of nutritional benefits:
  • High Fibre Content (Hull- outside of the seed) 
  • High Fat Content (Kernel - inside of the seed)
  • High Methionine Content 
  • Cool Energy 
  • Low Starch
  • Palatable 
  • Adds coat shine 

Our concept of sunflower based feeds opposed to traditional grain based ones, gives our product range a unique difference in the marketplace. As more and more people are becoming aware of the problems associated with grains they are looking for fibre and fat sources to meet their horses nutritional requirements. Horses don’t need to be fed a heap of different ingredients, in fact when you start adding bits of this and bits of that in, your likely to make the diet unbalanced. Feeding horses doesn’t need to be tricky, in fact its easy - keep it simple but balanced and you will see results!

I just want to add that we don’t use whole seeds. All of our high grade seeds go through a dehulling plant which breaks the hull and enables us to separate the kernel (inside of the seed) from the hull (outside of the seed). This is a significant point to make as it is more digestible to the horse.

From pleasure riding through to elite competition, we have a feed that will suit you and help improve the performance of your horse. With proven results, you really cannot go past an Omega Feeds diet!

LET SUNFLOWER POWER YOUR HORSE TODAY........


THE IMPORTANCE OF WEIGHING FEED

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It is important to feed by WEIGHT not by volume as all feeds have different densities and do not weigh the same! Because Omega Feeds have fibre based feeds, they are very lightweight when compared to grain and pelleted feed! 

Failing to feed the correct weight of feed can result in overfeeding or underfeeding your horse. Overfeeding can result in weight gain and hyperactive behaviour and underfeeding can result in poor performance, nutrient deficiencies and weight loss. 


Feed intake calculations are based on body weight, level of activity, reproductive status and growth stage. Obviously, the most accurate method to measure a horse’s body weight is to weigh it on a set of scales, however many horse owners don’t have access to scales so it is therefore necessary to estimate the horse’s body weight. Girth and Body Length Measurements will give you the closest estimate to your horses actual bodyweight. The formula is as follows:

BW = [ girth (cm)2 x length (cm) ] ÷ 11,877

                  

WE ARE LIVE!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

We are very pleased to welcome you to our new website!

We have been working very hard to bring you an interactive site packed with added extras and features you can all benefit from.

Some of these features include:
  • Stockist Search - This feature enables you to find your nearest stockist. You can browse our custom google map to view & find all stockists Australia wide or if you prefer, search using your postcode.
  • Become A Stockist - Keen to stock our products? You can contact us about becoming a stockist with our new e-form & we will be in touch with you asap - easy!
  • EQ Health Hub - Do you need expert advice about how our feeds can help your horse? Then you will love our new EQ Health Hub. This hub allows you to contact our Nutritionist directly with your horses individual needs.
  • Blog - Yes, we are bringing you much more news, info and offers right here on our new blog! We will be posting articles, how to's and tips to make your horse's life easier (& yours!) Subscribe to our RSS so you don't miss a thing!
Last but by no means least... for all our distributors and stockists you can now ORDER ON LINE!!

We have developed a secure members only section for ease and convenience. More information about how to use this section will be coming to you shortly.

We hope you find our new site easy to navigate, informative and interactive. We would love to hear your feedback so contact us here!

There are many more exciting announcements which we will be blogging about this week so stay tuned!!

In the meantime SIGN UP TO OUR ENEWS - become an Omega Feeds subscriber! Be in the know! Learn first hand about tips, launches & exciting campaigns & giveaways!!

Till next time,

The Team at Omega Feeds!