I received this 10lb bag from ND Flax Milling: MADE IN THE USA….Support America’s Farmers
ND Flax Milling is a family owned and operated mill located in Southam, ND growing the product they use, flax is all they do so there is no risk of any type of contamination. This is an FDA approved facility, developed and worked with NDSU in design of their facility. They use this supplement on all of their own animals and thru demand started selling it and now move product nationwide.
They sponsor team ropers, cutting horses and barrel racers.
Flax seed benefits: Ground Flax Seed is an excellent source! There is some scientific evidence to suggest that Omega-3 essential fatty acids can have a natural “calming effect” beneficial in managing those ‘high strung’ horses . Improves coat, skin, and hooves.
What does flax add to a diet?
Flaxseed’s best known attribute is its high Omega 3 essential fatty acid content. Flaxseeds are over 40% oil and more than 50% of this oil is the omega 3 fatty acid α‐linolenic acid. A horse’s natural grazing diet is high in omega 3 fatty acids. However as we add grains like corn and barley to a horses diet their diet can become skewed towards having high levels of omega 6 fatty acids. Flaxseed provides a ‘natural’ way to keep the levels of omega 3 in a horse’s diet balanced without using expensive omega 3 fatty acid supplements. Adding 100 grams of flaxseed to your horse’s diet will add over 20 ml of omega 3 fatty acids.
While omega 3 fatty acids are generally the primary reason flaxseeds are fed to a horse, flaxseeds are a decent source of protein with around 24% protein and 0.9% lysine and also contain around 25% fibre.
Flaxseed is useful for horses on a high grain (and therefore high omega 6 fatty acid) diet or when they are eating hay that has been in storage for some time or grazing low quality pasture. Flaxseed may also be used when horses have a dry coat and skin, if they have problems with inflammation including arthritis and sweet itch, or when high omega 6 oils like corn oil or sunflower oil are being fed as an energy source in the diet. Flaxseed itself can be used as a source of energy in the diet and because of its high fat attribute is often found in supplements intended to promote weight gain in horses.
ND Flax Milling offers 10lb, 25lb, and 50lb bags. www.ndmilling.com
What is Cold Milled Flax?
True Cold Milling is a special and ONE-OF-A-KIND method invented by the farmer.
Flax Cold Milled is never exposed to any heat. Whole flax seed enters the mill at room temperature, stays at room temp while it is milled, and comes out of the process and is packaged and stored at room temp away from any heat or light source.
This proprietary milling process keeps all the nutrients intact and provides a way to make our lives better and easier! This very unique method provides you with the absolute best quality of Cold Milled Flax.