Calorie Requirements for Horses
Calories for Different Types of Horse Hay and Feeds
How many calories does my horse need per day?
The activity and work level of your horse is an important factor in determining the calories your horse needs. In general, for a 1,000 lb. horse, use the following guidelines:
|Activity Level||Daily Calories|
|Maintenance||Approximately 15,000 calories|
|Moderate work||Approximately 25,000 calories|
|Heavy work||Approximately 33,000 calories|
How many calories do different feeds provide?
Listed below are calories per pound for different types of feeds.
|Feed||Calories Per Pound|
|Orchard Grass Hay||872|
|Equine Shine (Rice Bran)||1,600|
If you have any questions on the best feeding program for your livestock, please contact us.