HorseHage Alfalfa

HorseHage Alfalfa is produced in the same way as the other HorseHage varieties, but it is made from alfalfa which is a legume rather than a grass.

Alfalfa has higher levels of protein, digestible fibre, calcium and vitamins than grass.

The protein within Alfalfa has the optimum balance of amino acids and particularly lysine, which is especially important for growth, in pregnancy and for milk production. 

The high nutrient levels also make it suitable for horses in hard work, poor doers, veterans and show horses.

Advice on feeding HorseHage Alfalfa is available by contacting our office on 01302 700220 or by telephoning the HorseHage Helpline 01803 527274. 

Alfalfa

Alfalfa is a member of the pea-family and is also known as Lucerne. It is a deep-rooting plant, with nitrogen-fixing nodules on its roots, so when established needs no nitrogen fertilisers to be applied to the crop.

As it is a perennial plant, once it is established in a field it can be cropped for 3-4 years and has the advantage of being drought resistant.

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  • Nutritional Information
  • Composition

Nutritional Information

Typical Nutritional Analysis (on a dry matter basis):

  • Protein 12 - 15%
  • MAD Fibre* 38 - 42 %
  • Calcium 0.8 – 1.0%
  • Energy 8.5 - 11.0 MJ/kg
  • Sugar <5%
  • Starch 1 - 2%
  • Dry Matter 55%

* MAD Fibre – Modified Acid Detergent Fibre  (This is a measure of the digestible part of the total fibre in a feed).

Composition

Alfalfa (also known as Lucerne)

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