Premium Alfalfa for Horses 50 Lbs

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Description

Premium Alfalfa for Horses, a Non-GMO feed, is a nutrient-dense feed.

Advantage: Inside the bag, yeast enzymes and beneficial bacteria unlock viable nutrition from the plant fiber and convert nutrients into a form that is usable and more readily absorbed by your animal. This "pre-digestion" process closely mimics the digestive activity of your animal and results in greater assimilation of energy, vitamins, and essential nutrients. 

Cultured Feed:Contains naturally ocurring yeast that creates the probiotics that aid digestion by providing nutrionals benefits, such as the production of B-vitamins necessary for metabolism. Thus, establishing good gastrointestinal health in animals by boosting the existing microbial population. The use of natturally occurring probiotics is what sets us apart from our competitors.

Benefits:

  • Offers a balanced of digestible fiber, high-quality protein, energy, essential vitamins, and minerals.
  • Ideal for horses with sugar and insulin conditions like Cushing's disease, PSSM (Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy) and EMS (Equine Metabolic Syndrome), by having lower sugar than its traditional alfalfa counterpart.
  • Glycemic index estimation is 43, which translates to lower glucose than dried alfalfa hay.
  • The "pre-digestion" occurring inside the bag allows horses to absorb more nutrients in the foregut with less having to spill over the hindgut, reducing risk of colic.
  • Reduces risk of choke and impactation.
  • Free of airborne dust, mold-spores and allergens.
  • No #hay-belly". Less intestinal fill means a better fitting saddle and better performing athlete.
  • Great for senior horses due to its naturally occurring moisture and easy to chew forage.

How it's made:

  • Forage is chopped while still fresh.
  • Forage is lightly misted with molasses and a probiotic.
  • Forage is compressed into an airtight bag.
  • Forage is safely cultured in the bag
AS FED

DRY FORM

BENEFITS

Non-Fiber Carbohydrates (NFC)

Min 3.2% to 5.4%

7.1% to 12.0%

Consists of starch, fermentation acids and pectin. This is a measure of the energy in feeds

Starch

Min/Max 0.85% to 1.9%

1.9% to 4.2%

A polysaccharide used by the animal as an energy source

Non-Structural Carbohydrates (NSC)

Min/Max 2.5% to 4.0%

5.6% to 9.0%

A measure of easily digestible carbohydrates, usually consisting of sugars and starches. In current lab analysis, this component further is broken down into separate analysis for starch, water soluble carbohydrates and ethanol soluble carbohydrates (see below)

Water Soluble Carbohydrates (WSC)

Min/Max 2.3% to 3.5%

5.1% to 7.8%

Simple sugars and fructans. Fructans digest in the large intestine of a horse. Excessive amounts can upset the microbial populations leading to colic or laminitis

Ethanol Soluble Carbohydrates (ESC)

Min/Max 1.5% to 2.3%

3.3% to 5.2%

A subset of WSC that include the sugars that is primarily Carbohydrates digested in the small intestine and gives a true glycemic response in horses

 

AS FED

DRY FORM

BENEFITS

Crude Fiber

Max 11%

23%

Required for proper gut motility and digestion. High fiber intake reduces incidence of diarrhea, colic and laminitis

Crude Protein

Min 9%

20%

Building material for body. Improves growth, endurance, reproduction and performance of animals (lactation, fleece, horn, hooves, etc.)

Lysine

Min 0.4%

0.8%

An essential amino acid for growth and constitutes a percentage of muscle mass

Methionine

Min 0.1%

0.2%

An essential amino acid for growth and constitutes a per-centage of muscle mass

Crude Fat

Min 1.8%

4.0%

Increases energy. Improves palatability

Netural Detergent Fiber (NDF)

Max 15%

33%

Lower numbers reflect low levels of stem matter and high levels of nutrient-dense leaf matter

Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF)

Max 15%

34%

Indicates the amount of acid soluble fiber and lignin in forage. An ADF % of <35% for alfalfa indicates premium quality

Total Digestible Nutrients (TDN)

Min 29.3%

65%

Indicates premium to supreme grade alfalfa

Calcium (Ca)

Min 0.7%

1.6%

Required for bone development and strength. Important muscle contraction, metabolism, blood clotting, activation of enzymes

Phosphorus (P)

Min 0.1%

0.2%

Metabolizes fat, carbohydrates, calcium and sugar. Important in bone growth, production of energy, and proper utilization of vitamins

Copper (Cu)

Min 3.6 ppm

8 ppm

Required in several enzyme systems that maintain and synthesize connective tissue. Aids reproduction and promotes immune system. Supports hair color in ruminants

Zinc (Zn)

Min 8.1 ppm

18 ppm

Required in several enzyme systems for growth and maintenance of cartilage, hoof formation and healthy skin.

Selenium (Se)

Max 0.18 ppm

0.40 ppm

Selenium in small quantities aid in preventative cell damage

Vitamin A

Min 180 iu/lb

400 iu/lb

Helps ensure red blood cell production, tendon strength, fertility and healthy skin

Vitamin D

Min 675 iu/lb

1500 iu/lb

Regulates the absorption of calcium and magnesium and the excretion of phosphorus

Vitamin E

Min 45 iu/lb

100 iu/lb

Improves the stamina and performance of livestock. Aids in muscle strength

Natural Plant Juices

Max 55%

0%

Eliminates dust. Reduces risk of impaction. More easily chewed by senior animals

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