Alfalfa hay is an excellent source of good quality protein and fiber. Alfalfa is a legume hay and is sometimes called “lucerne”. These hays are higher in protein and minerals and are more palatable than grass hays. Alfalfa in particular is high in energy and is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. When properly cured, alfalfa is the best of the legume hays from a nutrient standpoint. It has the most feed value of all the perennial pasture forages. Alfalfa is used as for horses, dairy cows, beef cattle, sheep, chickens, turkeys and other farm animals.
With its high nutritional quality, Alfalfa hay is one of the best and most popular horse feed varieties available. Alfalfa is included in the rations for young growing animals, breeding animals, and adult working horses. Its high protein, calcium and vitamin content make it especially useful in balancing rations for brood mares and young growing horses. Its palatability makes it especially popular for horses that are finicky about eating.
It is also a popular choice in the export and domestic markets for top producing dairy cows. The hay is high in both protein and calcium and low in fiber. Alfalfa is the best combination source of fiber and protein. We provide the highest quality of Alfalfa. In dairy cows, the protein provided by our alfalfa increases the quantity of milk produced. The correct balance of fiber through feeding of high fiber Timothy Hay increases the quality by increasing butter fat. Alfalfa has a high value as a feed because it leads to a higher yield of milk.
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In the Pacific Southwest (PSW), monsoon season continues to challenge growers as they complete 6th cutting Alfalfa harvest. Export quality continues to be somewhat limited as a result. Cutting is...Read more