I feed lupins I feed flaked lupins and just put them in their feed, no soaking lol I am a tad lazy Depending on the horse and other feeds I am feeding, currently feeding an average of 500g lupins per horse a day
What is the difference between feeding whole & flaked, except for soaking & not soaking. I have always fed them flaked, but my stockfeeder has said that they are more willing to stock whole lupins as they have a better shelf life???
He used to be fed them, was fed the whole lupins soaked, but then I moved agistment. Was wanting to add them to his diet again keep meaning to go the stock feeder as need to get other stuff too. What is the general price and how long would it last one horse?
We feed cracked lupins, 150g twice a day in the hard feed. High in fibre & protein, low in starch... low in cost **)
I like to soak them for 10 mins while mixing up the feeds although many people don't bother, and I don't think you 'have to'. Not sure if it makes any difference in the digestibility, but I do it anyway and add any excess water as feed dampener. (Whole lupins have to be soaked for hours & hours of course).
Being a source of energy, some horses react differently. There's a TB here who could handle double that amount of lupins... where as my old TB's 'cut off' was 200g max per day. We're also using lupins as part of an over all weight lifter diet for one TB, and it certainly seems to be making a difference.