Benchmark Invest Pro

High spec balancer for breeding, spelling and recuperation

A feed balancer is a nutrient dense concentrate, high in amino acids, vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. Because of their concentrated nature, they have a low feeding rate and importantly they have relatively low to moderate energy levels when feeding rates are considered. Genuine balancers such as Benchmark InvestPro™ contain no added grains or fillers, ensuring low starch and sugar levels with high quality protein and nutrient concentration for the best health possible.

Benchmark Invest Pro™ is a smart nutritional tool with multiple applications for horse owners

Here are just a few

  • When pasture is plentiful and of high-quality feed Invest Pro at 1.0 -1.5kgs per day to ensure all nutrient levels are met.
  • Feed Invest Pro to horses that are overweight and would benefit from a low-calorie and lo-carb diet.
  • When grains are plentiful feed 1kg of Invest Pro with whole oats or steam flaked/micronized barley plus quality fibre like hay and super fibres like Benchmark Super Fibre Mash to provide a complete stud ration.
  • For youngstock during yearling prep experiencing periods of rapid growth, or broodmares in the last 3 months of pregnancy when it is essential to provide the necessary nutrients for the developing unborn foal, or when pasture is poor and lacking quality nutrients, add 1.0 to 2.0kg Invest Pro to the ration
  • Feed Invest Pro to horses recuperating or on box rest to provide all essential nutrients but without the calories.

The smart feed investment for every horse from young to old and everything in-between

  • High fat, moderate energy
  • Low carb and sugar formulation
  • High quantity and quality protein for growing foals, pregnant mares and horses in work
  • Designed to help prevent bone development issues in foals
  • Higher calcium for milk and bone development plus balanced to Magnesium for better absorbance
  • Premium levels of Macro- and Trace-Minerals for best health, development, appearance and performance
  • High levels of natural antioxidants
  • Contains natural quality immune boosters
  • High levels of Chromium for muscle retention and development – perfect for growing, ageing, pregnant and performing horses plus those prone to tying up
  • Pre- and Pro-Biotics for improved gut health
  • High Biotin for quality coat and hoof conditioning (combined with Copper and Zinc)
  • Fixed ingredient formula
Downloadable Data Sheet
Benchmark InvestPro

Invest Pro is only supplied in Bulka Bags


Soybean meal, Canola meal, mill run, Benchmark Vitamin and Mineral Premix, limestone, di-calciumphosphate, magnesium oxide, Agrimos®, Yea Sacc®

Nutrient Analysis (as fed)

Energy DE MJ/kg 12.4
Protein % 26.9
Fat % 10.7
Fibre % 10.2
Salt % 1.0
Starch % 4.4
Sugars (ESC) % 5.6

Nutrient Levels in 1 Kg

Essential Amino Acids

Lysine g/kg 17.8
Methionine g/kg 4.7
Leucine g/kg 21.2

Vitamins and Minerals

Calcium g/kg 12.7
Phosphorous g/kg 8.1
Magnesium g/kg 4.3
Sodium g/kg 5.5
Chloride g/kg 10.9
Potassium g/kg 11.8
Zinc mg/kg 449
Copper mg/kg 212
Manganese mg/kg 38
Iron mg/kg 155
Selenium mg/kg 0.8
Iodine mg/kg 1.0
Chromium mg/kg 3.1
Vitamin A IU 45000
Vitamin B1 mg/kg 32.5
Vitamin B2 mg/kg 10.6
Vitamin B3 mg/kg 56.2
Vitamin B5 mg/kg 12.4
Biotin (B7) mg/kg 23.9
Folate (B9) mg/kg 15.7
Vitamin D IU 2000
Vitamin E IU 212

Notes from our Consultant Nutritionist

Low 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 develop long term health issues. Benchmark Invest Pro™ is designed to provide a balanced concentration of fibre, sugars and starch to not only help the mare maintain condition throughout her pregnancy but help give her foal the best start in life – even before it is born!

A Complete Feed – Benchmark Invest Pro™ is heavily fortified with essential nutrients, all designed to enhance the health and maintain the condition of the mare throughout 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 InvestPro™ for a quality diet.

High Quality and Quantity Protein – Protein is the building blocks for muscles, and protein is made up of Essential and Non-Essential Amino Acids. Pregnant mares, unborn foals, growing horses, horses in work and horses recovering from injury not only need plenty of protein to grow and rebuild those muscles, they also need lots of Essential Amino Acids to build even more muscle than what ordinary feeds can provide. Benchmark Invest Pro™ is packed with lots of Key Amino Acids like Lysine, Leucine and Methionine, all designed to build and rebuild a stronger horse.

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 and starch plus low levels of copper in the diet. Benchmark Invest Pro™ 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 Pro™ contains immune boosting minerals such as copper, zinc, manganese, selenium, iodine and chromium plus many high-quality antioxidants.

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

Help Prevent Tying-Up – Exertional Rhabdomyolysis, better known as tying up, is the excessive breakdown of skeletomuscle after exercise. Researchers are still trying to understand why but what they do know is that a horse prone to tying up greatly benefits from a diet high in fat, low in sugars and starch from grains, and receives plenty of high-quality protein daily. Benchmark Invest Pro™ ticks all these boxes PLUS it has the added benefit of high levels of Chromium. Why Chromium? Chromium has been scientifically proven to help prevent muscle breakdown, something of benefit for a horse prone to tying up.

Dry Feeding Rates and Directions (kg/day)

Invest Pro Bodyweight(kg)
400 500 600
Early Pregnant Mare 0.4 – 0.6 0.5 – 0.7 0.6 – 0.8
Mid Pregnant Mare 0.5 – 0.7 0.6 – 0.8 0.7 – 0.9
Late Pregnant Mare 0.7 – 1.2 1.2 – 1.5 1.5 – 2.0
Early Lactating Mare 1.2 – 1.5 1.5 – 2.0 1.8 – 2.5
Late Lactating Mare 1.0 – 1.2 1.2 – 1.5 1.5 – 1.8
Stallions (Breeding) 0.8 – 1.0 1.0 – 1.2 1.2 – 1.5
Stallions (Non-breeding) 0.5 – 0.8 0.8 – 1.0 1.0 – 1.2

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

Early Lactating Mare
First two months after foaling

Late Lactating Mare
3 to 4 months after foaling

Invest Pro Bodyweight(kg)
Weanling 150 250
0.5 – 0.7 0.6 – 0.8
Yearling 200 300 400
1.0 – 1.5 1.3 – 1.8 1.5 – 2.0
2yr old not in work 300 400 500
1.2 – 1.7 1.5 – 2.0 1.8 – 2.3
Spelling/Box rest 400 500 600
0.7 – 1.0 1.0 – 1.3 1.2 – 1.5

General Stud Ration
1 kg Invest Pro™ plus 1 kg whole oats or steam flaked/micronized barley plus 2 kg Benchmark Invest™ with up to 6 kg quality hay or grass/pasture (as a guide, horses eat approximately 0.5 kg of pasture dry matter each hour) each day.

Daily Minimum Fibre Requirement for Horses
To enable a horse to maintain a properly functioning hindgut with natural microbial fermentation for complete gut and body health, it is highly recommended that at least 1.0% of the horse’s body weight be fed as fibre. For a 500kg horses, this is equal to a minimum of 5kg a day in the form of hay and/or quality alternative high-fibre products.

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