Standlee Certified Alfalfa Compressed Bale
Certified Alfalfa Compressed Bales are formed by allowing Standlee Premium Western Forage to grow to the proper stage of maturity, cutting the plants, allowing them to sun-cure (dry) to an acceptable moisture level. Alfalfa forage moderately high in protein, high in calories, low in sugar, and digestible fiber. Standlee Premium Western Forage creates compressed bales of forage from a large 4’x4’x8’ bale that is put through a press, pushed onto a scale, sliced horizontally, weighed, compressed and then banded. Recommended for growing (rapid growth) and underweight horses, mares late in pregnancy and lactating, horses with gastric ulcers, horse sensitive to carbohydrates.
- Low in carbohydrates
- Natural forage length mimics grazing
- Slows intake, stimulates chewing and minimizes digestive upset
- Convenient to handle and store
- Physical form allows visual inspection of quality and consistency
On average most horses comfortably consume 2% of their body weight in dry forage per day. This equates to 20 lbs. of dry forage per day for a 1000 lb. horse. Standlee recommends that you weigh the amount of forage provided to each horse to ensure you are feeding the proper amount. This is especially important with baled and compressed forage since similar volumes of forage (a flake for example) vary in weight. Standlee also recommends cutting the bands on compressed bales and allowing the bale to expand overnight to avoid overfeeding. Feed Standlee Premium Western Baled or Standlee Premium Western Compressed Forage at a minimum rate of 1.5% of body weight. Gradually increase or decrease the amount of forage to maintain desired body condition. Never feed moldy or insect infested forage to horses. Always provide free-access to fresh, clean water. If you have questions, please contact the nutritionists at Standlee Premium Western Forage™, or consult with your veterinarian.
Naturally Sun-Cured Premium Western Alfalfa Forage
|Crude Protein - Min 16%|
|Crude Fat - Min 1.5%|
|Crude Fiber - Max 30%|
|Moisture - Max 12%|