Some of Horsemanship Journal's favourite 'feeding fibre' productsGRAZE-ON GOLD BLENDNorthern Crop Driers01759 318396/ www.northerncropdriers.co.ukMade from a combination of 100% natural dried grass and specially conditioned soft straw, this feed is dust extracted and dressed with a touch of low-sugar molasses and soya oil to provide a highly nutritious, palatable and free-flowing forage. A high-fibre maintenance feed, it provides slow-release energy in the form of highly digestible fibre. It also aids good digestion by slowing the passage of food through the gut and has similar feed values to good quality hay.
ALFA-A RANGEDengie0845 345 5115 / www.dengie.com Developed to meet the nutritional requirements of working horses and ponies, the Alfa-A range also promotes improved condition and weight gain. Alfalfa provides the quality protein essential for improving top line, muscle condition and repair. Naturally low in sugar and starch, independent research has shown that alfalfa can aid digestive health by acting as a natural buffer. Research also shows that feeding alfalfa improves hoof quality due to its abundant levels of calcium and other naturally occurring vitamins and minerals.
KEEP CALMBaileys Horse Feeds01371 850247 / www.baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk Keep Calm is a fully balanced high fibre feed designed to provide non-heating energy to maintain condition while helping encourage a calm temperament. Its combination of Speedi-Beet and soya hulls supplies a high proportion of easily digestible ‘superfibres’ and, along with additional natural fibre sources, means the overall starch and sugar content is kept low. Quality protein, for muscle tone, and a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals.
THE HAYNETFILLERSmith & Hedberg01580 715814 / 07887 954097 / www.haynetfiller.comThe Haynetfiller is a simple and safe device for filling haynets of any size over and over again at speed, saving you time and money. It makes haynets a pleasure to fill! The sturdy, lightweight device solves all the challenges of regular haynet filling, from dust spread to water drainage. The four unique air flow ports help push dust and air particles to ground level, trapping them and creating a safer working environment.
ALFALFA PELLETSEmerald Green Feeds01526 398236 / www.emeraldgreenfeeds.co.ukBy cutting the alfalfa during its optimum stage of growth and flash drying at a high temperature we are able to seal in all the vitamins and minerals that naturally occur within the alfalfa plant. Our alfalfa pellets are ideal for horses both young and old, as they are very palatable and high in fibre. This combination results in a steady release of digestible energy. They are also great forage for horses that have, or are prone to, laminitis as alfalfa is naturally low in sugar and starch.