Ranch-Way Feeds



All*American Mare and Foal 16 was specifically designed to provide balanced nutrition to pregnant mares during the last trimester and to growing foals. During the last trimester of pregnancy, the unborn developing foal requires the highest level of nutrients and calories for growth during fetal development.  Therefore, it is important to support the nutrient needs of the mare during this time, especially in an effort to maintain her body condition as parturition and lactation draws near.  Lactation is the most critical time to supplement the mare’s diet, as her caloric and vitamin/mineral requirement will be at its height.  Mare and Foal 16 will also provide optimal nutrition to foals from the time they start to nibble dry feed through two years of age.  This feed is available in a 5/32 inch pellet.

  • Moderate in starch, but elevated in calories  Made with fiber-based ingredients; providing 1.18 Mcal of Digestible Energy (DE) per lb (on a dry-matter basis).
  • Alltech’s Yea-Sacc & Integral A+ Microbial pack and Pre-Biotic to enhance the digestive efficiency of the mare and help develop the foal’s naïve gastrointestinal tract.
  • Alltech’s Bioplex Trace Minerals  “Chelated” copper, zinc, and manganese bound to amino acids and peptides increase trace mineral absorption and improves mineral status in brood mares and growing foals.
  • Sel-Plex An organic source of selenium derived from yeast to help fight infection and disease.
  • Balanced Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acid ratio (3:1) Derived from flax seed and rice bran. Aids in cellular membrane function and repair.
  • Added amino acids and B-Vitamins To support muscle growth, plus added B-complex vitamins to promote proper immune function, hoof and skin health, and glossy hair and coat.
  • Yucca extract  For reduced fecal odor.
  • Caramel flavoring & molasses  To entice consumption.

MARES: Feed pellets during last trimester at the rate of 4-6 lbs/head/day.  Increase as needed to maintain body condition during lactation up to 8 lbs/head/day.  Always provide a minimum of 1.0% of the horse’s body weight daily in the form of forage (hay or pasture) to maintain gut health along with white salt and fresh, clean water at all times.  Feeding below the recommended feeding rate will fall short of meeting the horses dietary needs for vitamins and minerals.  If feeding less than the amount recommended, then it is advised that additional vitamin and minerals be offered along with the feed to meet the horse’s total dietary nutrient requirements for vitamins and minerals.  As a rule of thumb, for every 1 lb of Mare & Foal 16 omitted, add ¼ lb of Vital Edge Pelleted Mineral or 1 oz of Ranch-O-Min 1011 Horse Mineral, daily.

FOALS:  In addition to mare’s milk (or milk replacer), foals can have access to pellets as soon as they will nibble dry feed.  In creep feeders (where the mare does not have access), gradually increase the amount of pellets that the foal can consume until it reaches an intake of 1% of bodyweight per day or up to 2 years of age.  Feed at regular intervals (at least 2 meals per day).  When consumption of pellets exceeds 1 % of bodyweight, 3 daily feedings is preferred.  Do not allow the foal to consume more than 1.5% of bodyweight in pellets. Always provide a minimum of 1.0% of the horse’s body weight daily in the form of forage (hay or pasture) to maintain gut health along with white salt and fresh, clean water at all times.


Available Sizes: 50 lb Bag or Bulk


  • Crude Protein, min16.0 %
  • Lysine, min1.2 %
  • Methionine, min0.3 %
  • Threonine, min0.5 %
  • Biotin, min0.4 mg/lb
  • Crude Fat, min6.0 %
  • Crude Fiber, max20 %
  • Calcium, min0.9 %
  • Calcium, max1.4 %
  • Phosphorus, min0.6 %
  • Salt, min0.3 %
  • Salt, max0.8 %
  • Magnesium, min0.2 %
  • Zinc, min220 ppm
  • Copper, min56 ppm
  • Selenium, min0.6 ppm
  • Vitamin A, min7,500 IU/lb
  • Vitamin D, min750 IU/lb
  • Vitamin E, min160 IU/lb

Soybean Hulls, Dehydrated Alfalfa, Wheat Midds, Soybean Meal, Plain Dried Beet Pulp, Cane Molasses, Ground Yellow Corn, Soybean Oil, Lignin Sulfonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, L-Lysine, Stabilized Rice Bran, Ground Flaxseed, Salt, Organic Roughage Products, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, DL-Methionine, Vitamin E Supplement, Corn Distillers Dried Solubles, Yeast Culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Extract, Dextrose, Natural & Artificial Flavoring, Silicon Dioxide, Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Processed Grain By-Products, Manganese Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Selenium Yeast, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Roughage Products, Mineral Oil, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Vitamin D Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate.