Breeding horses is all about getting a return on your investment, whether that’s commercially in the Sales ring, longer term with a successful race or performance horse or simply with a useful, sound leisure horse. It is therefore, rarely worth taking short cuts, like cutting back on quality feed or choosing a “lesser” brand, as the benefits are merely short term and the potential for problems in the longer term, increased.
Inadequate or unbalanced nutrition could, for example, adversely affect a mare’s ability to continue to breed efficiently, and to produce strong quality stock, or a young horse’s capacity to withstand the rigours of training or competition. So, when formulating feeds and compiling rations or feeding programmes, our aim is to keep nutrition, genetics and management in balance, whilst supplying optimum nutrition for each horse.
WE KNOW ABOUT BREEDING
There can’t be many feed manufacturers with as genuine an involvement in the market place as Baileys. With a Managing Director who runs his own Thoroughbred stud at one end of the spectrum and connections to breeders of Champion Native ponies at the other, we understand the challenges breeders face because we experience them ourselves!
Which is why we’re so passionate about the feeds we produce and the support we continue to give to breeders; with a team of Nutritionists who have regular hands-on access to breeding stock, at all stages of production, you can trust them to know what they’re talking about.
Sponsorship of the BEF Futurity
We’re investing in sport horses for the future with our ongoing sponsorship of this invaluable programme assessing performance potential in youngsters, from foals to three-year-olds.
NEW 2010 Stud Range brochure
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Specialist Stud Microsite
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