High in protein, energy, fiber and minerals all contribute to it's high feed value. Due to the high palatability, even the pickiest of horses like alfalfa. It can cause overeating or colic if not moderated properly. Many trainers or horse owners will supplement with other hays (ex: Timothy or Orchard) to customize a nutritional program for each horse.

Alfalfa Hay is a high-fiber legume hay. In general alfalfa has 120% more energy than oat, orchard or timothy hay combined. All sizes of animals love alfalfa hay including rabbits,  goats, sheep, horses and cattle. Rich in nutrients, alfalfa requires nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, calcium, magnesium, iron, boron, manganese, zinc, copper, molybdenum and a few other micronutrients from the soil to grow. 

Horses require trace minerals to combat skeletal distress and help in the bone development.  When Alfalfa is fed to horses along with a diet of Timothy hay, they will receive many of the nutrients required and all of the fiber needed to build the base of a strong nutritional program.

  • Vitamins: A, D, E, K, U, C, B1, B2, B6, B12, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Inositol, Biotin, and Folic acid.

  • Minerals: Phosphorus, Calcium, Potassium, Sodium, Chlorine, Sulfur, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Cobalt, Boron, Molybdenum and trace elements such as Nickel, Lead, Strontium and Palladium.

  • High Protein needed for young and lactating mares

  • Crude Protein min 16%

  • Crude Fat min 1.50%

  • Crude Fiber Max 32%

  • Moisture max 15%

  • Calcium 1.28%

  • Phosphorus 0.24%

Alfalfa Hay

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