If you are the one paying the bills at the feed merchants, you may have noticed that your feed bill has gone up recently. Can you blame it on Brexit or are the feed merchants simply hiking prices and cashing in? Well, actually, no – there are some reasons that you might be surprised to learn have affected the price of your horse’s daily grub.
A fire in the German warehouse of the world’s leading supplier of animal health vitamins and minerals has led to a shortage of these products thus driving up the prices
70% of the world’s vitamins come from China. Many of the factories have been forced to close due to the high cost of compliance with government pollution regulations
Poor weather conditions at harvest and demand for renewable energy plants for biofuel has led to a shortage of straw for feed and bedding meaning companies making chaff products are experiencing higher prices for their ingredients.
So…now you know!