Stockman & Paddock offer two formulas. A working dog formula (cheap, full of wheat), and the grain free which we’ll look at here. They’re only available in 20kg bags, and the grain free is marginally cheaper than Black Hawk as a comparison.
28% protein and 18% fat puts this food above average, and this means the carbohydrates will be lower than most which is a good start. The protein constituents of the food are beef meal, peas, and hydrolysed chicken protein (which is a protein supplement derived from chicken flesh). It’s likely the beef and peas are the bulk of the food and in similar proportions.
Most of the carbohydrates will come from sweet potato which is one of the better choices when it comes to grain frees. It’s lower GI than potato, and more nutritious than tapioca which has become increasingly popular in Australian grain free foods.
There’s some nice inclusions such as salmon oil and flaxseed for joints, skin, and coat. Chicory root as a prebiotic for gut health, plus carrots and blueberries. It’s nice to see natural antioxidants used as a preservative, which isn’t the case with their working dog formula.
Overall it’s a food better than most for a reasonable price. If you’re feeding the working dog formula then consider this as a better alternative.
Australian Beef Meal, Australian Peas, Australian Hydrolysed Chicken Protein, Australian Beef Fat, Sweet Potato, Beet Pulp, Natural Flavour, Salmon Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Flaxseeds, Dry Chicory Root, Choline Chloride, Carrots, Blueberries, Natural Antioxidants, Essential Vitamins (C, E, B3, B5, Riboflavin, B1, B6, A, Folic Acid, B7, B12, D3) and Minerals (zinc, iron, copper, manganese, iodine, selenium) and Yucca Extract.
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- Good meat content
- Respectable protein & fat %
- Lots of peas