HOW TO STORE CHAFFHAYE January 24, 2024 03:23

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, Chaffhaye will remain fresh for 7 to 10 days, depending on weather conditions. For this reason, an opened bag should be stored in a cool, dry environment, and re-closed to prolong freshness. Follow these 3 steps to ensure your Chaffhaye stays as fresh as possible.

Step 1

Open the bag

Use a knife, box opener, or scissors to cut along the top seam of the bag.

Step 2

After removing the serving, roll the top back down and press out all the air. DO NOT TRANSFER PRODUCT INTO ANOTHER CONTAINER- this will reintroduce oxygen and shorten the shelf life.

Step 3

Tape the top down or place a heavy object to keep the top rolled down. Set in cool place. If storing for longer than one week, you may remove product to place in individual freezer bags and freeze to keep fresh.

The Best Method

The Chaffhaye bag is specifically engineered to extend the forage’s shelf-life. For that reason, we recommend always storing your Chaffhaye inside the original bag. For best results, do not place inside containers as this can heat the product.

Please note that the bag clip used in the video above is no longer available for purchase.

FEEDING GUIDELINES January 24, 2024 03:18

1.5 to 2 lbs of Chaffhaye per hundred weight of animal per day.

2.0 to 2.5 lbs of Chaffhaye per hundred weight of animal per day

Deer and Exotics
Feeding free choice is ideal for most operations. If rationed, 1.5 lbs of Chaffhaye per hundred weight of animal per day.

Chicken & Poultry
1/2 to 1 cup per bird per day.

When Changing Feed
Chaffhaye is designed to meet the forage portion of your animals diet. Depending on such factors as age, breed, workload, available pasture, and whether you are feeding Chaffhaye Alfalfa solely or in conjunction with another forage and/or grain, an energy and/or vitamin and mineral supplement may be needed. Consult a Chaffhaye representative or your animal nutritionist for further information.

After observing your animal for a period of time on Chaffhaye, you may want to increase or decrease by up to 10% to obtain the desired overall body condition and appearance. Feed changes should be made gradually over a period of 7 to 14 days.

Changes in the rate of feeding should not exceed 2 pounds per day.

Guaranteed Nutritional Analysis January 24, 2024 03:13

Crude Fiber Max 12.1% 25.9%  Required for proper gut motility and digestion. High fiber intake reduces incidence of diarrhea, colic and laminitis
Crude Protein Min 10.75% 25.02% Building material for body. Improves growth, endurance, reproduction and performance of animals (lactation, fleece, horn, hooves, etc.)
Lysine Min 1.62% 3.67% An essential amino acid for growth and constitutes a percentage of muscle mass
Methionine Min 0.1% 0.2% An essential amino acid for growth and constitutes a per-centage of muscle mass
Crude Fat Min 1.56% 3.65% Increases energy. Improves palatability
Netural Detergent Fiber (NDF) Max 14.79% 34.46% Lower numbers reflect low levels of stem matter and high levels of nutrient-dense leaf matter
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF) Max 13.14% 30.67% Indicates the amount of acid soluble fiber and lignin in forage. An ADF % of <35% for alfalfa indicates premium quality
Total Digestible Nutrients (TDN) Min 29.3% 65% Indicates premium to supreme grade alfalfa
Calcium (Ca) Min 0.49% 1.19% Required for bone development and strength. Important muscle contraction, metabolism, blood clotting, activation of enzymes
Phosphorus (P) Min 0.11% 0.26% Metabolizes fat, carbohydrates, calcium and sugar. Important in bone growth, production of energy, and proper utilization of vitamins
Copper (Cu) Min 3.39 ppm 7.94 ppm Required in several enzyme systems that maintain and synthesize connective tissue. Aids reproduction and promotes immune system. Supports hair color in ruminants
Zinc (Zn) Min 11.24 ppm 26.32 ppm Required in several enzyme systems for growth and maintenance of cartilage, hoof formation and healthy skin.
Selenium (Se) Max 0.18 ppm 0.40 ppm Selenium in small quantities aid in preventative cell damage
Vitamin A Min 180 iu/lb 400 iu/lb Helps ensure red blood cell production, tendon strength, fertility and healthy skin
Vitamin D Min 675 iu/lb 1500 iu/lb Regulates the absorption of calcium and magnesium and the excretion of phosphorus
Vitamin E Min 45 iu/lb 100 iu/lb Improves the stamina and performance of livestock. Aids in muscle strength
Natural Plant Juices Max 55% 0% Eliminates dust. Reduces risk of impaction. More easily chewed by senior animals

Metabolic Characteristics January 24, 2024 02:32


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 in feeds

Starch Min/Max 0.85% to 1.9% 1.9% to 4.2%

A polysaccharide used by the animal as an energy source

Non-Structural Carbohydrates (NSC) Min/Max 2.5% to 4.0% 5.6% to 9.0%

A measure of easily digestible carbohydrates, usually consisting of sugars and starches. In current lab analysis, this component further is broken down into separate analysis for starch, water soluble carbohydrates and ethanol soluble carbohydrates (see below)

Water Soluble Carbohydrates (WSC) Min/Max 2.3% to 3.5% 5.1% to 7.8% Simple sugars and fructans. Fructans digest in the large intestine of a horse. Excessive amounts can upset the microbial populations leading to colic or laminitis
Ethanol Soluble Carbohydrates (ESC) Min/Max 1.5% to 2.3% 3.3% to 5.2% A subset of WSC that include the sugars that is primarily Carbohydrates digested in the small intestine and gives a true glycemic response in horses

MASLENA HORSE RESCUE January 23, 2024 04:13

 "Laci came to us almost a month to the day and look at her now. What sweetheart, she is she has lost her winter coat and has really gained a shine. I have to give credit to Chaffhaye for their amazing feed!!!" -Tori Ashley