Alfalfa hay is the most popular of all hay forages, due to the vast supply around the country. Alfalfa hay in Idaho usually has four cuttings, taking nearly 28 days for the forage to be mature for each cutting. The most popular cuttings for individuals with horses, sheep and other farm animals is second and third cuttings. Individuals, who have horses and feed alfalfa, will feed second or third cuttings, with the controlled levels of energy but also prefer smaller stems with the lush leaves. All Standlee Hay Company compressed alfalfa bales come from these two specific cuttings. Alfalfa hay forage is for animals needing maximum energy levels such as performance horses, horses being trained or that are ridden frequently. Controlled amounts of alfalfa should be used as maintenance forage of choice. Alfalfa has the least amount of sugar in all the forages that Standlee Hay Company provides although rich in nutritional values.
Protein – Not Less Than 16%
Crude Fat – Not Less Than 1.4%
Crude Fiber – Not More Than 30%
Moisture – Not More Than 12%
Naturally Sun-Cured Premium Western Alfalfa Forage
On average most horses comfortably consume 2% of their body weight in dry forage per day. This equates to 20 lbs of dry forage per day for a 1,000 lb horse.
Standlee recommends that you weigh the amount of forage provided to each horse to ensure you are feeding the proper amount. This is especially important with baled and compressed forage since similar volumes of forage (a flake for example) vary in weight. Standlee also recommends cutting the bands on compressed bales and allowing the bale to expand overnight to avoid overfeeding. Feed Standlee Premium Western Baled or Standlee Premium Western Compressed Forage at a minimum rate of 1.5% of body weight. Gradually increase or decrease the amount of forage to maintain desired body condition.
NEVER FEED MOLDY OR INSECT INFESTED FORAGE TO HORSES.
ALWAYS PROVIDE FREE ACCESS TO FRESH CLEAN WATER
If you have questions, please contact the nutritionists at Standlee Premium Western Forage®, or consult with your veterinarian.
For feeding instruction of other animals visit www.standleeforage.com
NET WEIGHT: 50 lbs
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