Simply 100% alfalfa and nothing else. Alfalfa Pellets are ideal for providing quality fibre in a concentrated form. High in fibre and suitable for horses, ponies and other animals.
Typical analysis (%) ‘as fed’
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Alfalfa Pellets comes in a 20kg bag
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
Alfalfa Pellets can be fed dry in snack balls or as healthy treats, but as they are high in fibre they should ideally be fed soaked or with chopped fibre to individuals that bolt their feed.
For those that struggle to chew, Alfalfa Pellets can be fed soaked prior to feeding.
To soak Alfalfa Pellets 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 pellets can be left through the day or night to soak. We would suggest a 1 part product to 3 parts water soaking ratio to produce a mash.
One scoop of Alfalfa Pellets = 1.6Kg
To dampen the feed:
Add a small quantity ie. ½ or 1 mug of soaked Alfalfa Pellets to feed to dampen. This can be particularly useful when mixing powdered supplements into a feed.
Adding to bucket feed:
Alfalfa Pellets can be fed dry alongside a chopped fibre for added interest and to provide a concentrated source of fibre. Up to 500g per 100kg bodyweight can be fed per day ie. 2.5kg for a 500kg horse.
Using in a treat ball:
Alfalfa Pellets are a great low sugar and starch option which be fed in a treat ball to help reduce boredom and provide a more natural tickle feeding rate.
Alfalfa Pellets can be fed to a wide variety of other animals including cattle, sheep, goats and camelids.
International Polocrosse player Beth Scott, has always fed a complete Dengie fibre diet to her A grade ponies. In the past Beth has had some issues with one of her mares tying up.
Read the case study
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.