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 and for herbivorous zoo animals too. The addition of grass based products to the Dengie range provides more feeding options too.
In addition, our Fresh Bed for Chickens which was developed in conjunction with the British Hen Welfare Trust, provides a consistent quality bedding for all poultry.
To learn more about the benefits of feeding alfalfa to ruminants and poultry on a large-scale business, such as dairy and poultry farmers, please visit our sister website www.dengiefarmfeeds.com
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.
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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?
Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire have been feeding Dengie Alfa-A Original to their various zoo animals for over 15 years. The animals fed on Alfa-A Original include Lowland Tapir, Plain Zebra, Bactrian Camels and Red Deer.
Animal welfare in zoos is of the utmost importance and zoo animal nutrition is a key part of this. Find out more here.
Chickens are warm-blooded with a body temperature of 40-43°C and have a high metabolism which all helps them to adapt well to colder temperatures. Thanks to this, it is relatively easy to keep your chickens warm in winter.
There are lots of factors when deciding what sheep feed to purchase for your animal. Find out more about feeding sheep with our guide, here.
We offer a range of grass-based feeds that are suitable for a variety of animals including horses, cattle, sheep, camelids and even zoo animals! Discover more today.