ALFA-A ORIGINAL is the highly digestible fibre feed for working horses and ponies - providing approximately 10MJ/kg of slow-release energy. On a kg for kg basis, ALFA-A ORIGINAL provides the same energy levels as a pasture or cool mix/cube.
Following the news that some racehorses have tested positive for morphine as a possible result of feed contamination, Dengie can confirm that none of these cases have been linked to any Dengie alfalfa-based products.
ALFA-A ORIGINAL is made from pure alfalfa which has been chopped and dried at a very high temperature to lock in the natural goodness and ensure the very best quality product for your horse or pony. Alfalfa is an excellent natural source of antioxidants.
How To Get The Most Out Of Feeding With Dengie Alfa-A Original
Alfa-A Original can be fed on its own or it can be combined with cubes or a mix for those horses with a higher energy requirement. If you are feeding Alfa-A Original as the sole feed, use a broad-spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement, such as one of the Dengie Natural Vitality Vits & Mins or alternatively a feed balancer such as Dengie Alfa-A or Hi-Fi Balancer.
The alfalfa in Alfa-A Original is dried at a very high temperature to reduce the risk of mould. Efficient extraction processes ensure Alfa-A Original has a low dust content to promote a healthy respiratory system.
|Horse or Pony||Size Guide (hh)||Approx Weight||Light Work (kg/day)||Medium/Hard Work Or For Condition (kg/day)|
|Small Pony (eg: Shetland, Welsh A)||9–12.2||200||0.5||1.0|
|Medium Pony (eg: Exmoor, New Forest)||12.2–13.2||300||0.5||1.5|
|Large Pony (eg: Connemara, Welsh D)||13.2–14.2||400||1.0||2.0|
|Small Horse (eg: Arab, small TB)||14.2–15.2||450||1.0||2.0|
|Medium Horse (eg: TB, ID cross)||15.2–16.2||550||1.5||2.5|
|Large Horse (eg: Warmblood)||over 16.2||650||1.5||2.5|
One large Stubbs scoop = 400g
The suggested feeding levels are intended as a guide only. Always adjust your horse's feed ration to suit his temperament, the environmental conditions, his body condition and work load. If your horse is resting why not try one of the Dengie Hi-Fi products
How Hard Are You Working Your Horse?
The amount and kind of work your horse or pony is doing is an important factor when calculating the quantity and type of feed to give. Good quality fibre sources such as Alfa-A Original can meet the energy equirements of most horses and ponies in light to medium work . Just add Dengie Alfa-A Balanacer or Performance Vits & Mins to balance the diet.
|Convalescence/Resting||Horses on box rest, or turned away.|
|Light work||Maximum of 1 hour per day hacking, mostly at walk with some trotting and cantering, or 30 minutes of schooling, mostly at the trot with some canter.|
|Medium work||Schooling, dressage, show-jumping, novice or intermediate 1 day eventing or hunting 1 day per week.|
|Hard Work||Advanced one day events. 3 day events, hunting 2 days per week, polo and all forms of racing.|
NOTE: Horses are individuals and so always adjust your horse's feed ration to suit his temperament and condition as well as his work load.
|Typical analysis (%) ‘as fed’|
Ingredients: Alfalfa, molasses.
Please note the visual appearance of the actual product may vary due to environmental conditions during growth and time of harvest.