Chaffhaye Alfalfa is a high-fiber forage and excellent source of protein. As fed from the bag, it contains 9.5% protein. If all the natural plant juices were removed from Chaffhaye Alfalfa, it would then offer a 19% protein level. This makes it especially ideal for young or growing animals, gestating mares, lactating mares, senior horses, working horses, and as well as show and performance animals. Properly fed, the protein levels in Chaffhaye Alfalfa are not a concern for even the pleasure horse.
Chaffhaye Alfalfa offers a better than average level of digestible protein and a high level of Total Digestible Nutrition (TDN). A typical maintenance horse of say 1,100 pounds requires a minimum of 656 grams of crude protein each day. At our recommended level of feeding, the horse would receive 815 grams of crude protein. This would be more than enough without overloading.
If you prefer to reduce the amount of protein fed without sacrificing fiber intake, we recommend mixing Chaffhaye Alfalfa with qualty grass forage to attain the desired protein/fiber mixture.
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