Alfalfa is not just for horses!
Its great protein and calcium levels make it ideal for dairy animals such as cows, goats and sheep and it is widely used for camelids such as alpacas too. Dengie feeds are widely used for herbivorous zoo animals too. The addition of grass based products to the Dengie range provides more options for other animals too.
Unfortunately, the pine oil added to Fresh Bed makes it unsuitable for rabbits. It is a natural anti-bacterial which is why it is useful for poultry but rabbits are particularly sensitive to the pine oil so it should not be used for them.
Wheat straw is used in Fresh Bed. It is dust-extracted and chopped to provide a soft and cosy bedding.
Yes, the straw rots down much quicker than the wood or shavings found in other bedding so it makes a great addition to your compost. The pine oil is of natural origin so is also fine to add to the compost.
A combination of a change in breed and a focus on rumen health are delivering significant efficiency improvement on one Lancashire unit with reduced feed use and improved fertility combined with an improved lifestyle.
Rumiplus is high temperature dried Lucerne that is chopped to provide the scratch factor and structure to the diet without reducing its nutrient density. Lucerne is the natural buffer for the cow's rumen.
Alfalfa-based feeds can be fed to a wide range of animals including camelids. So which Dengie feeds can be used to feed your alpaca?
For donkeys that maintain weight with ease, feeds from the Dengie Hi-Fi range are most appropriate for feeding your donkey and can even be used to extend or replace hay/straw.