Benchmark Golden Oldies

The best in nutritional aged care for much loved horses and ponies

Why Benchmark Golden Oldies?

When formulating a premium feed for older horses it is important to address the challenges of ageing by maximising feed digestibility and nutritional robustness - and wherever possible to provide support for entire body systems.

Important inclusions are the correct amino acid profile and the ratio of Essential Amino Acids (EAASs) to Non-Essential Amino Acids (NEAAs). Getting this right can be lifechanging for a cherished oldie.

Other critical inclusions such as Omega 3 DHA, antioxidants, biotin, superfibres, and pre and pro biotics all combine to combat the challenges of old age. When changing from a poorer quality feed to Golden Oldies, the benefits can be seen in digestive health, general vigour, mobility and coat condition. If poor quality or limited protein has been fed previously you will see a marked change in your horse’s top line over time.

Remember if your horse’s teeth are showing their age you can soak your Golden Oldies down to a mash with cold water. Adding Benchmark Super Fibre Mash to Golden Oldies will provide an energy rich fibre source that is easy to digest and a great conditioner, particularly during colder months or when pastures are poor.

Downloadable Data Sheet
Benchmark Golden Oldies

Ingredients

Soybean hulls, soybean meal, canola meal, barley, mill run, limestone, Di-Calciumphosphate, magnesium oxide, salt, cold pressed canola oil, Benchmark Vitamin & Mineral Premix, Yea Sacc® & Agrimos®.

Nutrient Analysis (as fed)

Energy DE MJ/kg 11.2
Protein % 14.1
Fat % 6.3
Fibre % 19.1
Salt % 1.5
Starch % 9.5
Sugars (ESC) % 4.5

Nutrient Levels in 1 Kg

Essential Amino Acids

Lysine g/kg 7.6
Methionine g/kg 2.2
Leucine g/kg 9.1

Vitamins and Minerals

Calcium g/kg 10.0
Phosphorous g/kg 4.6
Magnesium g/kg 2.9
Sodium g/kg 5.8
Chloride g/kg 9.7
Potassium g/kg 10.0
Zinc mg/kg 244
Copper mg/kg 110
Manganese mg/kg 36
Iron mg/kg 259
Selenium mg/kg 0.5
Iodine mg/kg 0.5
Chromium mg/kg 1.5
Vitamin A IU 22500
Vitamin B1 mg/kg 18.1
Vitamin B2 mg/kg 6.9
Vitamin B3 mg/kg 43.4
Vitamin B5 mg/kg 12.3
Biotin (B7) mg/kg 11.9
Folate (B9) mg/kg 7.6
Vitamin D IU 1000
Vitamin E IU 115

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 Golden Oldies™ has good levels of energy, mainly through fat content in the feed and microbial fermentation producing “cool” energy yet contains less than 15% sugars and starch.

Super Fibres – Fibre is the natural source of feed for horses and Benchmark Golden Oldies™ 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!

A Complete Feed – Benchmark Golden Oldies is heavily fortified with essential nutrients, all designed to enhance and improve the health and appearance of your ageing companion. Provide ample quality forage and water with Golden Oldies™ for a quality diet.

Immune Boosting – Golden Oldies contains immune boosting minerals such as copper, zinc, manganese, selenium, iodine and chromium plus many high-quality antioxidants.

Gut Health – Golden Oldies contains good levels of pre- and pro-biotics, designed to improve the gut and overall health of your best friend!

Prevent Muscle Wastage – with good levels of essential amino acids for muscle repair and development plus ample levels of chromium, scientifically proven to prevent muscle break down and wastage, Benchmark Golden Oldies™ is designed to help maintain the muscle and overall body condition of your aging friend.

Golden Oldies

Feeding Rates and Directions (kg/day)

Golden Oldies Bodyweight(kg)
300 400 500 600
Retired 1.0 – 1.5 1.5 – 2.0 2.0 – 2.5 2.5 – 3.0
Active/Ridden 1.5 – 2.0 2.0 – 2.5 2.5 – 3.5 3.5 – 4.5

Light Exercise
Up to 60 mins walking or 30 mins walking, trotting and cantering.

Moderate Exercise
Up to 120 mins walking and trotting, or 30 to 60 mins trotting, cantering and some galloping.

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