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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Don’t complicate things… Feed Chaffhaye for B-complex vitamins

Did you know? The Chaffhaye process retains a majority of the B-complex vitamins found in alfalfa? A standard dry-bale loses these vitamins after only a few months of storage. B complex ...

 

Timing Is Key to Exceptional Alfalfa Quality

Harvesting forage at the optimal stage of plant maturity is the most important factor in achieving exceptional forage quality. Unfortunately, many growers can become overly concerned wit...

 

How to Make Alfalfa Tea With a Chaffhaye Bag

As a fertilizer, alfalfa tea provides a good source of nitrogen, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamins (A, D, B1, B6, E, K and U) and triacontanol, which is a fatty acid g...

 

How much is in a bag of Chaffhaye?

Chaffhaye Alfalfa is offered in 50 and 20 ounce bags. A 50# Bag of Chaffhaye Alfalfa will feed an average 1100 pound pleasure horse for 3 days. For smaller animals, such as foals, goats ...

 

Is the feed value for Chaffhaye higher than dry hay?

Yes. Chaffhaye’s feed value arises from a number of key factors, including its superior harvesting and packaging method; improved digestibility due to beneficial enzymes, yeast and micro...

 

I have a horse that is prone to founder. Is Chaffhaye OK to feed?

Horses that are prone to founder must reduce their starch and sugars. Since Chaffhaye undergoes a fermentation, the sugars and starches are partially used as a food source by the benefic...

 

Is Chaffhaye too expensive?

Absolutely not. Chaffhaye is nearly twice as nutritious as “good quality” hay, and therefore, the amount of grain and expensive supplements can be significantly reduced. Chaffhaye is con...

 

Chaffhaye contains molasses. Is this OK for my horse?

Molasses is added to Chaffhaye for the sole purpose of providing a readily available food source for the beneficial bacteria that ferment the forage. Therefore, the molasses is a “pre-bi...

 

What is the shelf life of Chaffhaye in unopened bag? Once opened?

Unopened in it’s air-tight package, Chaffhaye will remain preserved and fresh for at least 16 months. The nutritional value of Chaffhaye does not decrease with time. We have tested 5 yea...

 

Alfalfa seems high in protein. Is Chaffhaye Alfalfa OK for my horse?

Chaffhaye Alfalfa is a high-fiber forage and excellent source of protein. As fed from the bag, it contains 9% protein. The higher digestibility of Chaffhaye makes it especially ideal for...

 

Will Chaffhaye make my horse “hot” or “jumpy”?

In some situations, “jumpiness” is simply a characteristic of the animal breed. Outside this scenario, the most frequent cause of “jumpiness” is a high amount of starch and sugar in the ...

 

Will my horse readily eat Chaffhaye?

In feeding our own horses and livestock and from speaking with thousands of horse owners over the years, we have found that most horses will go to Chaffhaye immediately. Because it is th...

 

Can I feed my horse Chaffhaye on a free choice basis?

Yes. Many horse owners are discovering success in free-choicing feeding of Chaffhaye, demonstrating a viable option for many. Many horses have been raised on dry hay and processed feeds ...

 

Does Chaffhaye reduce the risk of colic in horses?

This one of the best benefits of Chaffhaye. Animals with access to green pasture consume forage that is naturally high in moisture and plant juice. However, most horses today have little...