Why Benchmark Super Fibre Mash™?
Benchmark Superfibre Mash™ is a tasty fibre source that has much to offer for all horses and ponies. The benefits of superfibres in soy hulls has been harnessed and digestive support improved with the addition of pre and pro-biotics and Melofeed™, a natural source of antioxidant. Importantly, a special mineral premix has been included to balance iron, copper & zinc ratios to ensure Benchmark Super Fibre Mash™ is a safe and balanced addition to any equine diet. Being low in sugars and starch, Benchmark Super Fibre Mash™ is safe for the laminitic and EMS horse and pony.
Benchmark Superfibre Mash™ is primarily a fibre source and does not provide a full array of vitamins, minerals or amino acids. For best results use in conjunction with a complete Benchmark ration such as Benchmark Perfect Mash™, Cool AZ™, Invest™, Achieve™– Sport or Golden Oldies™.
What’s so great about Super fibres?
Apart from water, fibre is the most important component of a horse’s natural diet. Fibre is digested by fermentation in the horse’s hind gut or caecum, unlocking energy rich volatile fatty acids.
The digestion of fibre sources such as pasture, hay and chaff are about 40-60% efficient, meaning that about 40- 60% of all fibre is either not digested, or only partially digested and ultimately passes as waste in the horse’s manure.
By comparison, super fibres such as the soy hulls in Benchmark Super Fibre Mash™ are about 75-80% digestible, meaning that much less is passed as waste and importantly more nutritional benefit is gained from each kg of super fibres fed. Super fibres also stimulate fermentation, helping to protect the delicate microbiota (micro flora) balance in the hind gut.
Soy hulls, salt, cold pressed canola oil, Benchmark minerals, Agrimos®, Alkosel 3000®, Yea-Sacc® and Melofeed® (SOD)
Dry Feeding Rates and Directions (kg/day)
|Super Fibre Mash™
||0.5 – 0.8
||0.8 – 1.2
||1.2 – 1.4
||0.8 – 1.1
||1.1 – 1.4
||1.4 – 1.8
||1.0 – 1.5
||1.5 – 2.0
||2.0 – 2.5
||1.5 – 2.0
||2.0 – 2.5
||2.5 – 3.0
Up to 60 mins walking or 30 mins walking, trotting and cantering.
Up to 120 mins walking and trotting, or 30 to 60 mins trotting, cantering and some galloping.
30 to 60 mins intense riding, skill work, short duration galloping, racing and endurance.
Notes from our Consultant Nutritionist
Low Sugar & Starch – Horses need good levels of energy in their diets to function and perform at their best, but high sugars and starch are one of the main causes of health issues in horses today. Benchmark Super Fibre Mash™ has good levels of energy, mainly through microbial fermentation producing “cool” energy and fat content in the feed yet contains less than 6% sugars and starch. Perfect for the laminitic and EMS horse and pony.
Super Fibres – Fibre is the natural source of feed for horses and Benchmark Super Fibre Mash™ is packed with some of the best super fibres available. Soybean hulls enhance microbial fermentation in the hindgut, improving digestion, vitamin production and overall health. It only makes sense to feed something natural to your best friend!
Gut Health – Benchmark Super Fibre Mash™ contains substantial levels of natural antioxidants, including organic vitamin E (Alkosel 3000®) and Melofeed®, plus pre and pro-biotics which are all designed to improve the gut and overall health of your best friend!
How to prepare Super Fibre Mash™ for your horse?
To 1-part Super Fibre Mash™ add 2-3 parts cold or warm water. Soak for 5-10mins before feeding.
Or by weight
To every 500gs of Super Fibre Mash™ add 1 -1.5 litres of cold or warm water. Soak as above.
Super Fibre Mash™ should be introduced gradually over 7-14 days to allow your horse’s gut enzymes to adjust to the new feed.
DO NOT FEED DRY