Kentucky Equine Research MicroSteed
Since its inception, Kentucky Equine Research (KER) has been an innovator in evaluating feeding rations for horses. Combining the most current research with computer technology has allowed the nutritionists at KER to advise thousands of farm managers, trainers and backyard horsemen on proper equine nutrition.
MicroSteed uses information entered into the program to calculate the nutrients supplied by each of the components of the diet. Entering the class of horse, growth rate, body weight and level of activity allows the program to determine the nutrient requirements for that horse. The end result is a simple, easy to read and understand bar graph that clearly indicates whether the horse’s diet matches its requirements. As a KER Team Member, the employees of Farmers Mill & Elevator, Inc. are licensed to use the MicroSteed program to evaluate feeding programs for your horses.
Below is one of several graphs that illustrate how requirements are met for a horse at light work. In this example, a horse weighing 1100 pounds was fed 5 pounds of Assurance Performance Blend Pellets and 16 pounds of grass hay. Note – several nutrients are not shown to allow for a better image.
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