The horse’s daily requirement in fibre represents 15 to 18% of his daily ration (concentrate feed + forage). In addition to its’ value to the digestive system and the horses mental well-being, hay is an important source of energy.
Nevertheless, this energy is often ignored when calculating a ration for a horse. That’s why, in order to help you formulate a balanced ration, we are able to analyse your hay’s main analytical constituents:
- Dry matter
- Plant walls : Cellulose, NDF, ADF, ADL
- Total soluble sugars
The energy value of the hay will follow on from these values, expressed in EFU (Equine Forage Units (UFC - Unité Fourragère Cheval)) and the protein level expressed as digestible protein.
The EFU (Equine Forage Units (UFC - Unité Fourragère Cheval)) and digestible protein values of your hay can be used in order to draw-up a daily ration (hay + concentrate feed or vitamin and mineral supplement) suited to your horses’ workload and physiological stage: contact us.