Although YOU CAN’T PICK A SUITABLE FORAGE JUST BY LOOKING AT IT there are some guides to choosing safer times of day to graze.
Some plant parts are higher in starch and sugars. The levels of starch and sugar become more concentrated in stressed plants with slow growth.
ALTHOUGH SOME PLANT SPECIES ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE LOWER IN STARCH AND SUGARS, THESE LEVELS CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE DAY, FROM DAY TO DAY, WEEK TO WEEK AND ACROSS THE SEASON.
Click here to read more about forage recommendations for overweight, insulin resistant or EMS horses.
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