Simply 100% naturally grown British meadow grass, with no added sugar. Dengie Pure Grass Pellets are high in fibre and suitable for horses, ponies and other animals.
Typical analysis (%) ‘as fed’
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Grass Pellets comes in a 20kg bag Please soak prior to feeding to reduce the risk of choke – as a pure fibre pellet, at times the Grass Pellets can absorb lots of water and swell.
Small Pony (eg: Shetland, Welsh A)
Up to 1kg
Medium Pony (eg: Exmoor, New Forest)
12.2 – 13.2
Up to 1.5kg
Large Pony (eg: Connemara, Welsh D)
13.2 – 14.2
Up to 2kg
Small Horse (eg: Arab, small TB)
14.2 – 15.2
Up to 2.25kg
Medium Horse (eg: TB, ID cross)
15.2 – 16.2
Up to 2.75kg
Large Horse (eg: Warmblood)
Up to 3.25kg
One large Stubbs scoop = approximately 1.6kg
Grass Pellets can be fed dry in snack balls or as healthy treats. If feeding Grass Pellets on their own in larger quantities, please soak prior to feeding.
To reduce the risk of choke when fed as the sole feed without chopped fibre alongside and for those that struggle to chew please soak Grass Pellets prior to feeding – as a pure fibre pellet, at times the Grass Pellets can absorb lots of water and swell.
To soak our grass pellets for horses, you can use hot or cold water. Soaking time can vary according to the density of the pellets, but as a guide we would expect a 2 hour cold soak or 15 minute hot soak time. Equally the grass pellets can be left through the day or night to soak. We would suggest a 1 part product to 4 parts water soaking ratio to produce a mash, but you can add more or less water according to your horse’s preference.
One scoop of Grass Pellets = 1.6Kg
To dampen the feed:
Add a small quantity ie. ½ or 1 mug of soaked Pure Grass Pellets to feed to dampen. This can be particularly useful when mixing powdered supplements into a feed. Being pure grass, they are naturally sweeter so can help with tempting fussy feeders.
Using in a treat ball:
Pure Grass Pellets are a great lower starch alternative to cereal-based cubes that can be fed in a treat ball to help reduce boredom and provide a more natural tickle feeding rate.
If using as a hay replacer:
Pure Grass Pellets are a great option as a full or partial hay replacer, particularly for horses with poor dentition as they can be soaked to a soft mash making them very easy to chew. They can be fed up to ad lib quantities if required.
Pure Grass Pellets can be fed to a wide variety of other animals including cattle, sheep, goats and camelids.
Miranda Gray has had her 41 year old Thoroughbred x ‘Billy’ for 34 years. He now has very few teeth left and those that he does have are very worn, meaning he struggles to chew most things including grass.
Read the case study
Our nutrition team explain the important role of chopped fibre and why horses and ponies benefit from chopped fibre as part of their bucket feed.
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.