Sun-Cured Alfalfa Pellets (conventional)

Manufactured from locally grown alfalfa. Global Harvest Organics ® Alfalfa Feed pellets are designed for fast, easy, safe, and accurate use in feed applications.  This product offers the farmer a quick and easily measurable feed application that can be used for many different types of livestock.

History of Alfalfa:

Alfalfa is known among many farmers as the “Queen of Forages” and has been used by farmers for as long as history records.  It is believed that it originated in Iran around 6000 B.C.  It has been cultivated as livestock fodder since at least the era of the ancient Greeks and Romans.  It was introduced into Greece in 490 BC over 2500 years ago as fodder for the army’s horses and cattle.  Alfalfa was introduced in the Americas in the mid 1800’s and quickly spread across the United States as a staple for livestock fodder.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfalfa

Alfalfa Pellets are a great supplement to hay.  Alfalfa pellets are a great way to introduction medication, vitamins, or supplements into your animals diet. Pellets can be made into mash by adding warm water and stirring for your older horses or just your animals with teeth or chewing problems.  Another benefit to alfalfa pellets is that there is very little waste involved.  When using alfalfa pellets as feed make sure you measure it out by weight instead of volume.

Benefits:

  • Pellets are high in digestible fiber, protein, calcium, and energy.
  • Rations can be accurately measured for your peace of mind.
  • Pellets are convenient. They are simple to transport, easy to handle and easy to store.
  • They take up less space in the barn than hay bales.
  • There is less waste and thus less feed cost.  Hay is often trampled and scattered.
  • You can cut down on hay bales that might have weeds, mold and bits of wire, rocks, sand, mice etc.
  • Pellets are highly digestible which helps your animal get the most out of the nutrients.
  • Old horses and horses with bad teeth generally love pellets.
  • Pellets can be soaked, which makes them much easier to chew and digest.
  • Alfalfa pellets can replace a portion of both the grain and the forage in rations for milking cows. They can replace up to 50 percent of the conventional forage dry matter in the ration, but at this level the ration should contain no more than 50 percent grain, on a dry matter basis. (http://www.ingredients101.com/alfpellet.htm)

Guaranteed Analysis:

  • Protein 17%
  • Crude Fat not less than 1.0%
  • Crude Fiber Not more than 35.0%