This nutrient thing is a major pain in the butt. The chart itself is virtually impossible to work with, but the saving grace of reducing them all to the same measurement is that I can approximate how much of each they need in spoonfuls or whatever ratio I will use.
The animals in my care are healthier, though not fabulous, with my current ratio of
I've added cabbage (fermented),and greens (chopped) on and off for chlorophyll. And orange peel for 2 days for vitamin C. I added methylcobalamine once and all the animals looked better for it even though I added it as always before cooking. Don't want to overdo it though - their meat does develop a degree of bacterial activity in a few hours.
Today I added some yum elakki bananas with peel (smoothie) for the potassium and phosphorus. Though apparently they don't lack for either - meat supplies both. But only one way to find out if they're lacking is for me is to try it for a while. I hope these silly animals appreciate the effort.:)
I added a spoonful of peas for fiber. Apparently this could be added soaked rather than cooked, since it isn't meant to be digested anyway. But I think I'll continue to cook it. I want to get the chickpea, black-eye pea hulls and wheat bran from the cow food shop and give it a try! That way I can carry a bit of it and some oilseed cakes around for the donkeys I see on the street as well. Sugar beet pulp isn't available - if it was I'd surely use it from all the good I hear about it. But all kinds of beets are cheap veggies here, so that should be a good addition to the food for my use.
I've just read in the this site that Tomatoes are a good source of Vit C, and for cats too. I've dreaded using tomatoes for either dogs or cats, but I can probably relax now and try it.
I need to make a list of all the natural ways I can get these nutrients to my animals and then buy the rest in chemicals. That's a blog post coming soon.:)