Oceanfeed....who has tried it?

So the hype around my area (northern VA) is the supplement, Oceanfeed. I can hardly find any information about it, but there are SO many claims on what id does. I see horses that are on it, they look good but it could be other things in their diet as well.

I have contacted SOURCE, which I used to feed but I am trying to limit down my supplements as I already feed a very high quality grain, balancer and hay.

So does anyone have any experiences with the product? good, bad, didn’t see a difference?
its not the most expensive product, roughly .55 cents per day per horse.

So what are the ingredients and nutrition analysis? Is it a kelp product?

Ok, I Googled it. It’s a kelp product. The product data sheets require a password (that’s ingredients plus nutrition claim) and the “about” page talks about secret proprietary ingredients.

That’s all a hard no for me. If the company won’t tell me what is in the product I am not feeding it.

Also I’m quite familiar with kelp products. They’ve been around for a while. I stopped being interested in them when I realized a they really offered was iodine, salt, and maybe iron (which horses dont need).

I would just ignore this particular product. Looks like an Irish company making a big pitch into the American market so you are seeing a bunch of advertising.

There are a lot of kelp products out there already.


:astonished: what the heck! Does that mean they want you to create an account with your email as well? NOPE

I tried it.

A local trainer sells it. A handful of local folks rave about it.

I had my skepticisms, but I really just wanted to introduce myself to said trainer with the hopes I could use their indoor. :joy: The indoor part never came to fruition.

Here’s my product review:

It was a big bag. It was shockingly expensive. I saw zero results or changes. :woman_shrugging:

So I struck out twice, though I didn’t go into it with high expectations for the Ocean Feed. If it wasn’t so expensive I might have bought another bag to keep working the indoor angle.

A local trainer sells it? Is that usual in your area, a trainer selling feed versus a feed store? I was wondering if it was being sold as MLM, or perhaps marketed via “influencers” rather than normal distribution chains. If so that would explain why the OP was seeing so much online advertising about it.

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Oceanfeed is a supplement, which I think you realize. I just wanted to clarify because of the name.

It is not unusual in any of the many states where I have lived and been active as a horse owner/equine professional for an individual to become a distributor for a supplement or even a feed.

Yes, there are plenty of feed stores, but sometimes these startup, niche, or boutique products may or may not be able to get themselves on the shelves until there is a wider interest.

It is usually not MLM or influencer-driven. Just a local person saying, “hey, I’m interested in this product but no one around here carries it.”

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Thinking back, some of the nationally known products that we for sale through individuals in the areas where I lived:

-DAC Supplements were for sale through a farm owner
-Progressive Feeds (before they were bought out) were for sale through individuals in two different states; a vet and farm owner
-Buckeye Feeds were for sale through individuals also in 2 regions; one place it was a trainer, the other was a different vet
-Tribute Feeds were for sale through a trainer when I first learned about them
-A local saddle rep sold Cavalor feeds
-What was the name of that organic feed whose owner was ripped a new one on COTH? I’m drawing a blank, but that was only available through a private individual in my area at the time.
-For the longest time, the only place you could buy Purina in one area was through a tractor store that did not otherwise sell feed.

There are countless other supplements which I can’t recall sold this way. Most recently, a boarding barn owner gave me a bunch of samples of some kind of bentonite clay product for which she was a distributor.

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And now you can even get that through Chewy. The company was sold not long ago, and I think that’s when it became more widely available via more commercial avenues.

ProElite is even available through independent distributors IF they have enough business to buy the enormous volume required once Cargill came in and mucked that all up, so a lot of the smaller guys no longer sell it.

So yes, don’t mistake “distributor” for MLM. Very very very few equine things, relatively speaking, are an MLM model, but there are many independent distributors of feeds and supplements.

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Ok, good to know! We have one local person here that just started distributing Buckeye products. I know those are a legitimate company.

Up here in my corner of Canada we don’t get any national or American brands of feed, we just have two mills that make a variety of products. We do get a few American supplements like Farrier’s Formula in the feed stores.

as far as I know it is not a feed, but a seaweed supplement. I know this trainer delivers ocean feed to different feed stores in the area and also sells it from his farm as well

@Scribbler found this. Looks pretty slim pickins on the important stuff… another ripoff.

So it’s the new Source?

Kinda looks like it huh?

I reached out to SOURCE a year ago and had asked them about Oceanfeed. I would expect a company would keep an eye out to competition and would keep their marketing team up to par to make sure your product can be represented better…but I guess that is just me

Source didn’t know anything about the product, so I emailed them over some information off of a bag that I found and didn’t get much more of a response.

so could be like Source, or at least similar. I have fed source to my crew for a long time and would order the 5 gallon tub of it because of all of the claims it had. never saw much of an impact in my horses.

I wouldn’t expect most companies to be looking out for competition, at least in this space where there are 1000s of supplements.

It IS like Source. Lots of varying amounts of things naturally found in seaweed. Tiny amounts of a lot of things, and it’s going to vary, even according to their website.

It really doesn’t do much for most horses, unless the horse needed a boost in iodine. There’s just not a lot of anything else in it.