Lupins

Discussion in 'Feeding Horses' started by banna198, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Leon

    Leon Well-known Member

    Overnight- how many hours do you mean? Whole lupins I soak for 24hrs.. they are really soft then.

    If you can't soak for that long crushed and flaked do the same job, you can either feed without soaking or soak for 20mins. Not too much difference in the price as well.
     
  2. Animosity

    Animosity Well-known Member

    So i am having a problem too with my lupins not swelling. Have stopped feeding them at the moment and will get a bag of crushed instead.. but what can i do with the just under 40kgs of lupins?! My big one wont eat the hard feed when there are hard lupins in it and will just pull a very upset looking face at me!
     
  3. Leon

    Leon Well-known Member

    Are they T&R Animosity?

    Do you know anyone that has sheep? Sheep love them, they are like little lollies to them!
     
  4. Lauren

    Lauren Gold Member

    My test is I squeeze them, the little lupin inside should pop out of the seed when they are ready :)
     
  5. horsescomefirst

    horsescomefirst Well-known Member

    they are a hard pulse, they are not gonna soften to like marshmallows!!

    its just to swell them so they dont sell in the gut :)

    in this heat, you only need to soak them for a few hours ive found :))
     
  6. rbk

    rbk Active Member

    I recc googling and reading (even if its only parts of it - or saving the doc for refernce) FEEDING HORSES IN AUSTRALIA by John Kohnke.
    Its worth your time and effort.........
     
  7. Animosity

    Animosity Well-known Member

    Yep t and r, shame as I normally find them quite good and cheap too! Poor farmers hey. Have neighbors with sheep round the corner so will ask them. Thanks!
     
  8. AnnieIvy

    AnnieIvy Well-known Member

    I soak them for around 12 hours for morning ones but then they stay in there for night, like I out as much as I need for two feeds in one.

    haha okay I will have to try this :)
     
  9. Hayley

    Hayley Well-known Member

    I have a couple of questions. Apologies if they have already been asked but I skimmed through and couldn't see a definite answer.

    I just bought a bag of flaked lupins to stat my girl on. The stockfeeder said they didn't need to be soaked and alot of you said they don't either, but can you soak them if you want? Does it change them at all, beneficially or not? And how much would you be feeding to an Ottb coming into work who is quite light on (she gets worked 5 times a week)

    Thanks in advance
     
  10. Fe

    Fe Well-known Member

    Gotta love the mentality of a stock feed store owner.. I went in to buy a bag of just plain baged lupins, I was told they only have T&R, I proceeded to let him know that they werent soaking as they should be and lots of other people were having the issue. He told me too bad and to soak them longer and if I didnt like it then go else where.. WTF??? What a wa*ker.

    Hayley. You can soak them if you like. I guess I would start at 1kg dry weight a day and work it up from there. What else does she get.
     
  11. horsescomefirst

    horsescomefirst Well-known Member

    i got no idea why you would want to soak flaked lupins??

    the only reason they are soaked is so the horse can eat and digest them!!

    once they have been crushed or rolled, they are reay to be eaten and digested, no need for soaking.

    and the only reason people soak whole oats is to remove some of the starch but lupins dont contain any starch whatsoever :}
     
  12. horsescomefirst

    horsescomefirst Well-known Member

    surelly that wasnt mandurah stockfeeds??
     
  13. Hayley

    Hayley Well-known Member

     
  14. Hayley

    Hayley Well-known Member

    Fe she is on

    Chaff
    Lucerne
    Kind n Kool
    Copra
    FFS
    MSM
    Kohnkes Own Cell Vital
    MSM

    i have started off with half a cup of the lupins, what does that equivelate to in kg's? Sorry i am seriously dumb!
     
  15. horsescomefirst

    horsescomefirst Well-known Member

     
  16. ClubIgnite

    ClubIgnite Well-known Member

    You need heaps more lupins. Half a cup is only 100g or so. About 6-8 cups you will need.
     
  17. Cornflower

    Cornflower Well-known Member

    You can soak crushed/flaked/micronised lupins if you want. It'll just make them softer. Don't soak all day, just for as long as it takes to go softer, which i have no idea how long that is, sorry.
     
  18. ClubIgnite

    ClubIgnite Well-known Member

    5-10 minutes. Just do it instead of dampening the feed. Thats what I do-when i dont buy these stupid whole ones! Which i wont be again for some time..
     
  19. horsescomefirst

    horsescomefirst Well-known Member

    interested to know why you soak flaked ones? even soaked whole lupins arent exactly soft!

    is it to soften them a bit more?
     
  20. Remaani

    Remaani Guest

    What a shame the T&R lupins aren't soaking. #(

    I buy direct from the farm so have no problems thank god.
     

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