The label, or feed tag, on each bag of commercial horse feed can supply you with a wealth of information. Learning to interpret the information isn’t all that difficult, and it can tell you whether the feed you’re buying is the right product for your horse.
Labels on horse feeds should include the following.
Example of a guaranteed analysis of a concentrate formulated for maintenance, performance, and senior horse
Ingredients, and things a feed tag does not tell you
Although the feed tag doesn’t tell you everything, it can be a valuable reference guide, particularly when combined with a forage analysis. If you have questions about the information on (or not on) the label, contact your feed salesperson, equine nutritionist, or feed company’s equine representative.