He is a “professional feed consultant” who thinks Purina and Nutrena walk on water, and Triple Crown and many other companies are pretty low quality, citing things like “they don’t put a GA on their bag therefore they don’t guarantee anything”, and “they cannot call TC Sr a complete feed” because according to him, no complete feed can have more than .3ppm Se, and TC Sr has .5-1ppm, yet he doesn’t have a problem with Tribute Seniority Pelleted, at .6ppm Se, calling itself a complete feed. He has a real issue with TC (especially TC) not putting sugar and starch on their feed bags/tags, while ignoring the fact that TC was a loooong way ahead of Purina and Nutrena in putting those on their websites.
No, he hasn’t been working with “most of the major feed manufacturers for years”. He has attended seminars put on by Nutrena and Purina.
He calls himself a “professional feed consultant”
He appears pretty smart because he deletes stuff where he’s called out for incorrect information. He does a lot of bad math. He also blocks people who correct him, both from his FB page, and his (public) FB group.
He doesn’t seem to understand the difference between a fixed ingredient, and fixed formula, formula.
He says "I do not test my hay nor do I recommend testing hay when my customers ask. " What’s his reason? Just because some people don’t have a large enough supply from a single source.
“For those of us who have the space to store a few months worth of hay the testing can be redundant because you have a loft full of hay so it’s a little late to learn what it is you have unless you re on a program that will adjust for variations in the nutrient values of your forage.”
Well duh that’s the ENTIRE point of testing the hay.
Not to mention, that’s not what redundant means
Pretty sure he doesn’t anymore, for a variety of reasons
Well, he’s not wrong on the surface, but if he actually understood the value and reality of forage testing, and ran the actual numbers, he’d see that those forage balancers do a really excellent job balancing a lot of forages. . Horses make their own B-vitamins (water-soluble) very well when their gut is healthy. Vit C is water-soluble, and also made very well on their own. I’m not sure he understands what “balance” is. Many of those have cu and zn in a 1:3 to 1:4 ration, which is pretty much what the NRC says should be the case.
He’s clueless about selenium and the reality of the toxic range.
I don’t say these things just as an opinion. They are based on things he’s actually said which have been proven wrong. Mostly he deletes those comments, and blocks people who regularly correct him or challenge his “my way or the highway” comments. Sometimes he acknowledges some basic math errors.
“NSC is non volatile so pretty much it’s set when it’s mowed and doesn’t decrease with age.”
Except he’s wrong, as the final drying process of hay, unless it’s already REALLY dry by the time it’s baled (usually not the case) does decrease sugars and starches, which is why testing a freshly baled batch of hay should wait a few weeks for it to fully “cure”. It’s also a fact that cut grass continues to increase sugar storage in an effort to survive, as long as there’s sun. He simply doesn’t understand these processes
These things are all from the articles he’s posted on his FB page, which are also on his blog.
He’s not all wrong, which is kind of the worst thing, as it makes a lot of people think everything he says is correct, without question.