Lucerne Chaff

Typical Analysis:

Crude Protein: 17 %

Lysine: 0.81%

Methionine: 0.16%

Crude Fibre: 26 %

Calcium: 1.2 %

Phosphorous: 0.22 %

Digestible Energy Horse: 9.5 MJ/kg Dry Matter

Metabolisable Energy Ruminant: 8.7 MJ/kg Dry Matter

Metabolisable Energy Poultry: 3.3 MJ/kg Dry Matter

SUGGESTED MAXIMUM DAILY FEEDING RATE FOR LUCERNE CHAFF AS A COMPONENT OF A COMPLETE DIET WHICH, IN THE CASE OF RUMINANTS AND HORSES, INCLUDES OTHER ROUGHAGE SOURCES SUCH AS OATEN CHAFF, WHEATEN CHAFF PASTURE AND HAY.*

HORSES: 800 grams per 100kg of body weight.

CATTLE: 800 grams per 100kg of body weight.

SHEEP AND GOATS: 50 grams per 10kg of body weight.

LAYING HENS: 10% of the total feed.

*THE RECOMMENDATIONS PROVIDED ARE A GUIDE ONLY.

Freemantle Stockfeeds lucerne chaff is steam cut and dust reduced. It is an good source of roughage for horses, cattle sheep and goats.  When used as part of a balanced diet It also contributes significant levels of protein, energy, minerals and vitamins.   

Lucerne chaff is ideally suited for mixing and feeding in combination with oaten and wheaten chaff together with grain and protein meal based concentrates.  Mixing chaff with concentrates can help to slow the rate of feed intake and reduce the risk of rumen acidosis in ruminants and hindgut acidosis in horses.       

Lucerne chaff can also be fed as part of the diet of laying hens as a source of both nutrients and natural pigments that contribute to yolk colouration.

With horses, cattle, sheep and goats ensure that new feed materials are introduced into the diet gradually building up the to the full daily allowance over one to two weeks. With chaff and concentrate mixtures fed to ruminants and horses splitting the daily allowance into two small meals per day rather than feeding the entire daily allowance in one single meal is recommended.  Ensure animals have access to fresh, clean water at all times.

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