Why is molasses added to Connolly’s RED MILLS feeds?

Molasses, a source of natural sugar, often, unjustifiably, gets a bad press.  The majority of horse feeds do contain a molasses coating – this helps to bind the ingredients together, avoiding excessive fines/meal in the bag, and has the added bonus of enhancing palatability. Although in some situations, it may be necessary to limit the total amount of sugar and starch in the diet (e.g. for horses and ponies prone to laminitis), this does not mean that feeds containing a small amount of molasses are unsuitable. In fact many feeds containing molasses are actually low in sugar and starch for example, the total sugar content of our PerformaCare Balancer is significantly lower than would be provided by the same amount of hay.


Our Experts

Rebecca graduated with a MSc in Equine Science and is also a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. A qualif ...

Ask a question »

Julia studied Equine Science at the University of Limerick, graduating in 2007. She then moved on to complete a Masters of Science project on equine e ...

Ask a question »