Benchmark Invest

The smart feed investment for your horse’s future growth and development

Why Benchmark Invest?

When our nutrition team started the development of Benchmark Invest™ the overarching aim was to provide nutrition that was not only good enough to support the horse being fed, but to provide support for the future.

For an in-foal mare this is the development and nourishment of her foal through to weaning; for the weanling or yearling it is to support the upcoming periods of rapid growth and development and for a weary and muscle fatigued equine athlete it is to rebuild and replenish body condition and lean muscle mass.

To succeed in this goal takes a holistic approach to equine nutrition. Inclusions must go well beyond providing carbs and protein. When formulating Benchmark Invest™ our nutritionists looked at the gut microbiome, fibre and fat requirements, amino acid profiles across all body tissues, vitamin and mineral balances and nutrient availability and digestibility.

The result is a complete feed that we are very proud to offer to amateur and commercial breeders or to any horse owner who is looking to invest in their horse’s future.

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Also available in 750Kg Bulka Bags

Ingredients

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

Nutrient Analysis (as fed)

Energy DE MJ/kg 11.3
Protein % 16.8
Fat % 6.4
Fibre % 16.0
Salt % 1.5
Starch % 11.2
Sugars (ESC) % 4.7

Nutrient Levels in 1 Kg

Essential Amino Acids

Lysine g/kg 9.7
Methionine g/kg 2.7
Leucine g/kg 11.9

Vitamins and Minerals

Calcium g/kg 11.0
Phosphorous g/kg 5.1
Magnesium g/kg 3.9
Sodium g/kg 6.0
Chloride g/kg 10.4
Potassium g/kg 9.9
Zinc mg/kg 283
Copper mg/kg 137
Manganese mg/kg 34
Iron mg/kg 225
Selenium mg/kg 0.5
Iodine mg/kg 1.1
Chromium mg/kg 1.1
Vitamin A IU 15000
Vitamin B1 mg/kg 20.8
Vitamin B2 mg/kg 7.5
Vitamin B3 mg/kg 43.9
Vitamin B5 mg/kg 10.9
Biotin (B7) mg/kg 14.3
Folate (B9) mg/kg 9.2
Vitamin D IU 1200
Vitamin E IU 136

Notes from our Consultant Nutritionist

Balanced Levels of Sugar & Starch – Horses need good levels of energy in their diets to function, grow and develop. Research has shown that high levels of sugars are one of the main causes of leg issues in foals. When fed in high concentrations to the mares, foals are more likely to become long term health issues. Benchmark Invest™ is designed to provide a balanced concentration of fibre, sugars and starch to not only help the mare maintain condition in the final months of pregnancy but help give her foal get the best start in life – even before it is born!

Super Fibres – Fibre is the natural source of feed for horses and Benchmark Invest™ 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 Invest™ is heavily fortified with essential nutrients, all designed to enhance the health and maintain the condition of the mare in the later stages of her pregnancy while helping to improve the health, growth, development and future of her foal – even before it is born. Provide ample quality forage and water with Invest™ for a quality diet.

Reduce Risk of Leg Issues in Foals – Research has shown that the biggest risks for foals in developing leg issues are high levels of sugars, starch and calcium plus low levels of copper in the diet. Benchmark Invest™ is designed to provide a balanced, nutritional diet for the growing foal to help prevent these issues, before and after it is born.

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

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

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Dry Feeding Rates and Directions (kg/day)

Bodyweight(kg)
400 500 600
Early Pregnant Mare 1.0 – 1.5 1.5 – 2.0 2.0– 2.5
Mid Pregnant Mare 1.5 – 2.0 2.0 – 2.5 2.5 – 3.0
Late Pregnant Mare 2.5 – 3.5 3.0 – 4.0 3.5 – 4.4
Early Lactating Mare 4.0 – 5.0 4.5 – 5.5 5.0 – 6.0
Late Lactating Mare 4.5 – 5.5 5.0 – 6.0 5.5 – 6.5

Early Pregnant Mare
From breeding to 4 months confirmed in foal

Mid Pregnant Mare
5 to 8 months confirmed in foal. Late Pregnant Mare: 9 months confirmed in foal until birth

Late Pregnant Mare
9 months confirmed in foal until birth

Early Lactating Mare
First two months after foaling

Late Lactating Mare
3 to 4 months after foaling

Bodyweight(kg)
Weanling 150 250
1.0 – 2.0 2.0 – 3.0
Yearling 200 300 400
2.0 – 2.5 2.5 – 3.5 3.5 – 4.5
2yr old not in work 300 400 500
2.0 – 3.0 3.0 – 4.0 4.0 – 5.0
Spelling 400 500 600
2.0 – 3.0 3.0 – 4.0 4.0 – 5.0

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