Economics of Feeding Horses in Training

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While economic efficiency within any business is important to maintain profitability, there has been a particular focus on cost saving recently within the racing industry as a result of the underlying economic climate.

Feeding is an area where economies can be made, but for the best effect any cost savings should not compromise the quality of the ration to the detriment of health or performance. Equally however, we should not shy away from a critical evaluation of our feeding management on a regular basis, especially if there is an element of sticking to the same way of feeding just because 'it's always been done like that'.

Catherine Dunnett (European Trainer - issue 28 - Winter 2009)