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30 Harvests

At Chaffhaye, we put forth an effort to become a carbon negative farm. Check out the fantastic film production by US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance to learn about the implications of carb...

 

All About Alfalfa

Also known as “lucerne,” alfalfa is a perennial flowering legume related to the bean family. The earliest recorded use of alfalfa is by the Persians almost 3000 years ago to sustain hors...

 

How Is Chaffhaye Made

Step 1: We Grow the Best We start with premium quality, Non-GMO Alfalfa We start with premium quality, Non-GMO Alfalfa grown on our family farm in Dell City, TX. The alfalfa is ha...

 

Non-GMO Verified Alfalfa

The Non-GMO Project (NGP) is the world’s most rigorous and sought after program for verifying the integrity of food products as being produced with non-GMO ingredients, including animal ...

 

Why Dell City, TX?

We are often asked why the Chaffhaye facilities are located in such a remote corner of West Texas. Without hesitation our response is always- “because we can grow the best alfalfa here”....

 

How To Store Chaffhaye

How to store an open bag Once opened, Chaffhaye acts like any fresh product. By opening the bag, the forage becomes exposed to oxygen and begins to lose its freshness. As a guide, Cha...

 

Metabolic Characteristics

AS FED DRY FORM BENEFITS Non-Fiber Carbohydrates (NFC) Min 3.2% to 5.4% 7.1% to 12.0% Consists of starch, fermentation acids and pectin. This is a measure of the energy...

 

Why Is There Molasses in Chaffhaye?

If you’ve ever read the ingredients listed on a Chaffhaye bag, you’ve probably seen the words “kiss of molasses” and wondered how much that actually is. We get this question pretty often...

 

Chaffhaye and Omega 3, Omega 6 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 and Omega 6 are both essential fatty acids that support cellular health and overall health and well-being in horses. They are termed “essential” since they are compounds that can...

 

Feeding Guidelines

Horses 1.5 to 2 lbs of Chaffhaye per hundred weight of animal per day. Ruminants 2.0 to 2.5 lbs of Chaffhaye per hundred weight of animal per day Deer and Exotics Feeding...

 

Benefits of Yeast Cultures

While nutrient content of forage is important, there is a growing body of research that places increasing importance of the digestibility and palatability of forage in evaluating quality...

 

Guaranteed Nutritional Analysis

AS FED DRY FORM BENEFITS Crude Fiber Max 11% 23% Required for proper gut motility and digestion. High fiber intake reduces incidence of diarrhea, colic and laminitis ...

 

LaMancha Dairy Goat

The LaMancha dairy goat is one of the most popular breeds in the US. Easily recognized by their ears (or lack there of), the La Mancha is renowned for their gentle disposition and except...

 

Not All Protein is Created Equal

Processing hay, be it baled, pelleted or fermented like Chaffhaye, will damage some protein. This damage is normally the result of heating. Heat reacts with carbohydrates to form an indi...

 

5 Tools That Every Goat Owner Should Have

As a new goat farmer, it may seem overwhelming trying to figure out what you need for proper care of your animals. It is always good to prepare for what you need ahead of time but more o...

 

Chaffhaye for Weaning

Young calves and kids will begin chewing on straw, hay or other fibrous materials at a very young age. It is a natural instinct for ruminants to seek out this fiber and begin the develop...

 

Chaffhaye for Performance Horses

Dust & Airborne Mold-Spore Free Guaranteed dust & airborne mold-spore free. When competing at the highest level, difficulty breathing should be the LAST thing on your animals’ mind ...

 

Chaffhaye for Senior Horses

Chaffhaye is the perfect feed for older horses. The two main causes of body condition losses in older horses are poor teeth and reduced digestive ability. Being soft, Chaffhaye makes it ...

 

Top 5 Dairy Goat Breeds for Small Farms

There are many choices when selecting a dairy goat breed for your small farm. Such factors as: milk production, milk fat content, and temperament are just a few of things to consider whe...

 

5 Reasons to Raise Backyard Chickens

These days, chickens are quite the rage. The many new backyard laws have given opportunities for everybody to raise a chicken or two, and now you can find chickens living just about anyw...

 

4 Tips For Selecting a Dairy Goat

Having preference for a certain goat breed over others does not mean that some breeds are superior to others but an indication that there are as many goat breeds as the needs of the pote...

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