Alfalfa is premium alfalfa harvested at optimal plant maturity to maximize nutrients and
palatability. While still fresh, the crop is chopped into ”chaff”, lightly misted with molasses, then individually
packed into air-tight packages to lock in freshness. A natural fermentation transforms the raw alfalfa into a super
digestible forage, enriching it with yeast, enzymes and beneficial microflora that aid digestion as well as
absorption of its nutrients by the animal. Chaffhaye Alfalfa is soft, easy to chew, and free of dust and
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A sole source of the forage portion of the diet, use as a 100%
replacement for dry hay, pellets and cubes.
All classes of Horse, Pony, Deer, Elk, Sheep, Goat, Camelids and Exotics. Ideal for animals
that are weaning, growing, gestating, lactating, senior/geriatric, or exposed to stress from performance,
travel, shows, wormers and vaccinations. Dust-free and mold-free, reduces respiratory and digestive
50.0 lbs. (22.7 kg)
Alfalfa and a kiss of cane molasses. To ensure quick and
thorough fermentation, bacillus subtillis and aspergillus niger.
Chaffhaye Alfalfa is tested by independent laboratories and is
rated as "Supreme Quality Alfalfa” - the highest quality rating for forage established by the USDA. See
Nutritional Information for more details.
Feed 1.5 pounds of Chaffhaye Alfalfa daily for every hundred
(100) pounds of animal body weight. For smaller grazers and ruminants, such as foals, ponies, goats, sheep
and deer, feed 2 to 2.5 pounds of Chaffhaye daily for every hundred (100) pounds of animal body weight.
Feed at regular times - at least twice daily - according to the recommended amount. After observing the
animal for a period of time, you may want to increase or decrease by up to 10% to obtain desired overall
body condition and appearance. Chaffhaye Alfalfa and Chaffhaye Grass can be blended to achieve your
desired level of protein and fiber.
Total Digestible Nutrition
The University of Nebraska evaluates forage, among many
factors, using Total Digestible Nutrition (TDN). TDN estimates the percentage of feed that is digestible
by the animal. Based on independent laboratory analysis, the TDN of Chaffhaye Alfalfa ranges from 65% to
70%, or nearly double the digestibility of good quality hay.
Neutral Detergent Fiber
Animal nutritionists also evaluate forage quality using a
measure called Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF). NDF measures the amount of fiber in forage that is
indigestible and space-occupying in the gastrointestinal tract of animals. NDF reflects nature’s tendency
to build plant stem out of tough non-digestible fiber, while concentrating digestible proteins, vitamins,
minerals and energy in the plants’ leaves. The lower the NDF value of the forage, the more valuable it is.
In the two most widely used classification systems for forage, a supreme quality forage is one that has an
NDF value below 34% to 40%. The NDF value for Chaffhaye Alfalfa is an astonishing low 33%, an indication
of supreme quality forage.
Unique biological aspects of Chaffhaye Alfalfa exert health and
physiological benefits beyond the basic nutrition of the forage itself. Chaffhaye undergoes an all-natural
fermentation process in the package that enlivens it with yeast, enzymes and beneficial microflora.
Chaffhaye’s beneficial microflora, or fiber-digesting bacteria, closely resemble those found in the early
fiber-digestion process of horses and other livestock. In essence, Chaffhaye jump starts the digestive
process. Once Chaffhaye is consumed, more of its nutrients can be assimilated (absorbed) in the body,
leading to greater nutritional benefit. As one indicator of increased absorption, animals demonstrate a
marked reduction in manure.