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Learn the Benefits of Lucerne Hay It also provides good energy and high digestibility. Lucerne is treated as natural and well balanced diet for your horse. What I want to convey is that it is valuable in the diet of growing animals for the formation of muscle tissue. Moreover, Alfalfa hay helps in the development of strong limbs. Feeding a mature horse with Alfalfa straw bales provide all of the daily average nutrient requirements. Horses must have at least 30% by weight of roughage in their diet. Therefore, it is considered as an important part of a balanced diet. Being a dry feed, ample clean drinking water must be available. However, both chaff and hay look alike in size and shape, hay takes a long time to be consumed and horses keep chewing them throughout the day. Hay is definitely cost-effective. Likewise, Lucerne can be mixed with pallets, horse rain, feedstuffs etc. Hay gets too dry and dusty with low leaf content. Dusty feed are bound to hamper their health. Remember that a heavy hay bales are not necessarily a quality bale. The farmers of Lucerne reduce the use of farm chemicals to a minimum while reducing the incidents in impurities. Moreover, sprays are used to reduce weed and infestations in straw bales. This will help to avoid allergic reactions in animals. In order to maintain high quality, Lucerne hay and chaff are grown under strictly controlled conditions. Horses can give the best performance by alfalfa. It is a high quality stock food. Hence, it must be cared like any other naturally produced food. It is said that they are best stored under cover in a shaded, well-ventilated shed. It must be noted that rain and sunlight can destroy many of the naturally occurring minerals and vitamins in hay bales especially vitamin A. Given below are a few hay buying tips. Take a look at them and get a perfect idea. Avoid buying hay with excessive dust or a musty smell. It may prove harmful to horse as these can indicate mould formation and presence of mycotoxins. Make sure to buy Lucerne hay from a recommended supplier. Try to buy as much hay as possible at one time. This will help you to provide consistent supply to minimize changes in your horse’s feed supply. If the supplier is ready to offer hay in a small quantity, then you can feed your horse before making a large purchase of straw bales. Take a few of the hay and give it a hard squeeze. If it hurts your hand, it is too mature and to be good quality horse hay bales. Lastly, if you see a bright green colour and small leaves, then the hay is treated to be good quality for horses. I hope that aforementioned information is enough for you to know about alfalfa and chaff feed for your horse. To continue read more information about Lucerne hay visit: http://forbeslucerne.com.au/
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