The Alpaca Industry
Orchard grass for Alpacas has become another one of our specialties. This extremely clean, soft and palatable grass coming out of a specific western region has been tested year after year each being consistent with last. Meeting nutritional requirements and not exceeding in other areas such as nitrates and potassium is also very important to maintain these sensitive animals.
Hay analysis are specifically done for the Alpaca by Dairy One Forage Lab.
Adding Synbiont to our company has given us the opportunity to provide food grade safe, nontoxic economical solutions to everyday challenges that face the agricultural industry. Symbiont’s multiple uses for disinfecting throughout the operation plus wound/eye care(pink eye), fly control and odor control.
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Alfalfa, Medicago Sativa, also called lucerne, is a perennial flowering plant in the pea family cultivated as an important forage crop in many countries around the world. Alfalfa is a legume. Legumes are unique in that their root nodules contain bacteria. Sinohizobium meliloti, that have the ability to fix nitrogen, so that the plant can produce a high-protein feed regardless of how much nitrogen is in the soil. Alfalfa is very palatable to horses and contains high levels of protein, soluble fiber and calcium. It is the best forage for working, breeding and growing horses. It is very useful in the diet of horses that need superior levels of nutrients and high calories.
Orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata L.) is a bunch-type, tall growing, cool-season perennial grass. Orchard grass is fast growing and matures very early in the spring. In the vegetative (leafy) stage, orchard grass is a high-quality forage. Quality declines as the plants approach maturity. Therefore, to obtain high animal performance, harvesting at an early stage of maturity is most desirable. Orchard grass is high in fiber and has a good level of protein, vitamins and minerals. It is suitable for all classes of horses, but is an excellent feed choice for working and producing animals.
This mix is an increasingly popular choice with owners and horses. There are a variety of mixes which can also change depending on the cutting. Ranging from light, 50/50 to heavy alfalfa, the consistency in past years has been excellent. The positive feedback from large farms and stores regarding the palatability, feed efficiency and quality encourages us to keep increasing inventories each year.
Timothy grass (Phleum pratense), is an abundant perennial grass native to most of Europe. It is named after Timothy Hanson, a U.S. farmer and agriculturalist said to have introduced it from New England to the southern states in the early 18th century. Timothy hay is very palatable to horses if it is cut at an earlier stage of maturity. Timothy hay is an excellent choice for all classes of horses, but especially those that require more fiber and lower calories and lower protein levels. It is an excellent choice for easy keepers.