A high-fibre, low sugar and starch, conditioning feed. Ideal for aiding hydration or for older horses and ponies who struggle to chew longer length fibre.
The combination of alfalfa and unmolassed sugar beet pulp provides ‘slow releasing’ energy in the form of highly digestible fibre. Alfa-Beet is therefore ideal for weight gain without over-exuberance.
Alfa-Beet is ideal for older horses and ponies, where the provision of good quality protein is important and where maintaining condition is often a struggle. Dental problems? – no problem! Alfa-Beet is soaked to produce an easily digestible mash.
Alfalfa is naturally low in sugar and Alfa-Beet contains only a quarter of the sugar found in conventional molassed sugar beet. Fed with Dengie Hi-Fi Lite, Alfa-Beet is ideal for those horses and ponies, which require a lower sugar diet. Alfa-Beet is a suitable feed for the healthy maintenance of horses and ponies prone to laminitis.
Alfa-Beet is easy to use as it soaks to a mash much more quickly than conventional sugar beet pellets – when soaking in hot water it is ready in 15 mins, alternatively in cold water it takes 2 hours or can be left through the day or night to soak – whichever is more convenient! For soaking, we recommend one part product to three parts water.
One large Stubbs scoop of dry Alfa Beet pellets = 1.6Kg
One large Stubbs scoop of soaked Alfa-Beet holds 0.5kg of dry matter if soaked at a 1 part Alfa-Beet to 3 parts water ratio.
Typical analysis (%) ‘as fed’
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Alfalfa, unmolassed sugar beet.
Alfa-Beet comes in a 20kg bag
19-year-old Welsh cob, Carys has always struggled to maintain weight in the winter months and can often go off her feed, her owner Helen Johns was in despair with what to feed her until she was recommended Dengie Alfa-Beet.
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