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Benchmark Balancer Mash

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Benchmark Balancer Mash®

A concentrated nutritional formula packed with essential nutrients and amino acids but without the carbohydrates - served as a convenient mash.

What is a Genuine Balancer?

Balancers or concentrates are a very useful nutritional tool that can make a valuable contribution to your horse’s diet. A balancer contains a concentrated amount of nutrition in a small daily dose. Genuine balancers contain high levels of essential amino acids, (the building blocks of protein) vitamins and minerals and importantly contain no grains or grain by-products.

Benchmark Balancer Mash® can be fed alone (with the addition of fibre) or it can be fed in conjunction with Benchmark Super Fibre Mash, grains or a high fat energy source.

The applications for Benchmark Balancer Mash® are numerous and include:

  • All horses who react to feeds high in starch and sugar.
  • Horses at risk of, or suffering from laminitis, cushings, IR, PSSM or EMS.
  • Horses on box rest or recovering from injury, illness, or surgery.
  • Horses requiring more topline or muscle mass.
  • To supplement horses grazing limited or poor-quality pasture.
  • Horses prone to weight gain that require a low dose, low carb concentrate.
  • Growing youngstock that require a ration high in protein but low in starch and sugar.

Feeding the recommended daily rate of Benchmark Balancer Mash® to your horse will improve any ration by topping up nutritional deficiencies that may occur in fibre, pasture, grains, or poor-quality complete feeds.

Feeding Rates and Directions (kg/day)

Benchmark Balancer Mash® Bodyweight(kg)
300 400 500
Idle/Paddock Rest/Spelling horses 400g 500g 750g
Light to Medium Work 500g 750g 1kg
Horses Recovering from Illness, Injury or Surgery 500g 750g 1kg
Horses Requiring Topline or Muscle Mass* 300g 400g 500g
Foals 6-12 Months** 400g 500g 750g
Weanlings/Yearlings** 500g 750g 1kg
Broodmares - Early-Stage Pregnancy 500g 700g 900g
Broodmares - Late-Stage Pregnancy 600g 800g 1kg
Lactating Mares 700g 900g 1.25kg
Stallions at Stud 750g 1kg 1.25kg

*Added to a complete feed

**Bodyweight is expected mature weight

Daily Minimum Fibre Requirement for Horses
To enable a horse to maintain a properly functioning hindgut with natural microbial fermentation for complete gut and body health, it is highly recommended that at least 1% of the horse’s body weight be fed as fibre. For a 500kg horse, this is equal to a minimum of 5kg a day in the form of pasture, hay and/or quality alternative high-fibre products.

Balancer Mash Meal Plan
Create a highly nutritious, protein rich ration that is very low in starch and sugar by adding Benchmark Balancer Mash® to a base of Benchmark Super Fibre Mash®


Soy hulls, canola meal, lupins, Benchmark’s Vitamin, Mineral and Amino acid premix, cold pressed canola oil, limestone, lysine, di-calcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, salt, Agrimos® Prebiotic and Yea-Sacc® Probiotic.

Nutrient Analysis (as fed)

Energy DE MJ/kg 12
Protein % 24
Fat % 9.8
Fibre % 19
Salt % 1.0
Starch % 1.3
Sugars (ESC) % 5.8

Nutrient Levels in 1 Kg

Essential Amino Acids

Lysine g/kg 19.8
Methionine g/kg 3.9
Leucine g/kg 17.6

Vitamins and Minerals

Calcium g/kg 10.1
Phosphorous g/kg 5.7
Magnesium g/kg 3.7
Sodium g/kg 4.4
Chloride g/kg 8.2
Potassium g/kg 11.0
Zinc mg/kg 443
Copper mg/kg 208
Manganese mg/kg 33
Iron mg/kg 228
Selenium mg/kg 0.7
Iodine mg/kg 1.1
Chromium mg/kg 3.0
Vitamin A IU 45000
Vitamin B1 mg/kg 30.8
Vitamin B2 mg/kg 10.5
Vitamin B3 mg/kg 49.5
Vitamin B5 mg/kg 9.5
Biotin (B7) mg/kg 24.0
Folate (B9) mg/kg 15.0
Vitamin D IU 2000
Vitamin E IU 207
Agrimos® mg/kg 600
Yea-Sacc* mg/kg 600