Precision nutrition: a 5-stage process
Precision nutrition is our key to producing high-performance equine feeds that meet all the needs of horses performing in many environments, including the high humidity and dry climate experienced in the Gulf region. Our precision nutrition strategy has been uniquely designed by the RED MILLS team, with our scientifically formulated equine nutrition and well-being solutions enhancing the performance and potential of your horse. The 5-stage process includes raw materials, quality assurance, advanced cooking technology, NFMS, and nutritional services.
The finest raw materials
Using only the highest quality ingredients and processes to provide a nutrient-rich feed for your horse
We carefully select our raw ingredients to formulate the most optimal feed for high-performance horses. At the core of every formulation are the high-grade whole-grain carbohydrates and proteins we utilise, with carbohydrates being a high-energy ingredient that is considered a “fast-release” or “slow-release” source of energy.
Barley, oats, wheat and maize are natural sources of protein that boast favourable amino acid compounds when supplemented with soya bean to ensure enhanced recovery and top performance. Protein plays a number of roles within the body, and is dependent on workload and age.
All our raw materials meet our strict specifications for top performance, with our expert agronomists working together with our local and international grain producers and suppliers. Our raw materials are sourced through our contracts with the most reputable global ingredient suppliers, with 40-50% of our products being grown in Ireland. RED MILLS employs some of the most experienced grain growers in the world who produce the most premium quality barley, oats and wheat.
Working together with trusted sources
We work hand-in-hand with our contracted suppliers who understand the nature of our products and know that these materials are utilised for our premium equine feed. Our sunflower is imported from France, with our soya bean coming from America, beet pulp from Germany, and lucerne from Holland.
We exercise only the highest standards ranging from processing and shipment to storage and port handling. Our logistics partners share our careful attention to detail, with raw materials undergoing strict quality control and safety processes before entering our mill.
Quality assurance with every bag
Guaranteeing consistent nutrition, and the safest and finest quality ingredients through rigorous testing using advanced laboratory technology
We maintain the strictest quality control procedures at our laboratories on-site when analysing and testing raw ingredients and finished products. All raw materials are thoroughly tested as soon as they enter our laboratory to ensure nutritional standards are met.
Advanced testing for naturally occurring prohibited substances
We utilise the same technology used at the Olympics to test for Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances (NOPS) across all raw ingredients and finished products. This is how we guarantee nothing but the best in quality when packaging and distributing our feeds to customers. We test product samples to ensure they meet the quality levels, using advanced technological processes that lead up to the final product to guarantee consistent nutritional standards.
Our NFMS packaging has transformed our global availability
The promise of the freshest horse feed that resists humidity
The Connolly’s RED MILLS technical team has designed breakthrough packaging technology that we call the Nutrient Fresh Management System™ (NFMS). Our NFMS packaging technology allows us to deliver consistently fresh feeds across the world, with NFMS utilising 7 tiers of natural preservation and low-oxygen barrier packaging to ensure the freshness of our feeds while guaranteeing an extended product lifespan.
Guaranteeing prolonged quality in the harshest climate conditions
Customers living in high-humidity climates no longer need to be concerned with their horse feed remaining as fresh as the day it was packaged at our facilities in Goresbridge thanks to our NFMS. Our industry-first packaging technology also allows our customers to order bulk quantities of Connolly’s RED MILLS feeds with an extended lifespan along with the promise of quality and freshness.
Better value for the same quality feeds
Being able to ship greater feed quantities dramatically lowers our freight costs, resulting in our customers paying lower product costs and us being able to continue delivering our premium-quality equine feed in greater quantities.
Progest premix technology
We use the latest technology to produce a premium feed that ensures your horse receives the highest nutritional levels
Designed by the RED MILLS team, our progest premix technology combines the Connolly’s RED MILLS Pro Balance Vitamin & Mineral package with select ingredients that are manufactured through our advanced processes of steam cooking, extrusion and double pelleting. These leading processes guarantee the optimal absorption of fundamental nutrients along with consistent nutrition required for performance and development during the equine training and breeding process.
Expertly balanced nutrients to ensure key uptake in your horse’s body
Our Pro Balance Vitamin & Mineral package has been scientifically formulated and allows for a tailor-made equine feeding programme. It contains the required vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, all of which are carefully balanced to ensure the highest level of digestibility within your horse. All our blends of vitamins, minerals and electrolytes have undergone extensive research to guarantee they are scientifically balanced for enhanced function and absorption within your horse’s body.
Flexible feeding solutions tailored to your horse’s needs
Feeds can also be combined where required, availing a flexible feeding solution suited to the individual needs of your horse. Specialised diets can be adopted or combined based on protein levels and the carbohydrate type required without the added concern of unbalanced rations.
Key provider of vitamin & mineral premixes manufactured at our on-site facility
We are proud to be one of the few feed companies worldwide that manufacture our own vitamin and mineral premixes at our advanced premix facility. Being able to control this process allows us to test and analyse our customised blends before and after the production of feeds. This ensures that all completed feeds meet nutritional standards and that all ingredients remain functional throughout their shelf life.
Sharing our nutritional expertise with our customers around the globe
As pioneers in equine nutrition and technology, the Connolly’s RED MILLS technical team conducts thorough research while engaging with other leaders within the industry, offering valuable analytical services and expert insights while gathering customer feedback. Their expert advice combined with customer input is what leads to the development of new products, technologies and services.
Our expert nutritional services
We analyse your forage to determine the quality thereof, reviewing the nutrient concentration and digestibility. Our nutritionists utilise this data to ensure your horse receives a balanced diet that caters to high levels of performance.
Our nutritionists conduct a dietary analysis to review the current diet and make sure that it is balanced and suited to your horse’s needs while being cost-effective. Clinical conditions such as ulcers can also be addressed during this stage, with our nutritionists available to assist your horse in overcoming low levels of performance while ensuring it maintains its performance and condition throughout the season.
Soil and pasture analysis
We offer a complete nutrient analysis of soils and pastures while consulting with our expert agronomists, checking for mineral levels while advising on grassland management and fertiliser regimes.
After a dietary analysis has been conducted, our team can develop a specialised nutrition plan that meets the unique requirements of your horse’s health, well-being and performance.
As experts in the use of NOPS technology, our team can deliver training to you and your staff on Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances.