REG. NO. V18519 ACT36 / 1947
SUITABLE FOR: ALL CLASSES OF HORSES AND PONIES NEEDING ADDITIONAL ROUGHAGE IN THEIR DIET
Store in a cool, dry area, out of direct, sunlight under a roof. Store off the ground on pallets. This product has a shelf life of 6 months from manufacture date.
Equus Lucerne Cubes are a high protein, roughage supplement which is consistent in composition and can be used to supplement the diets of all classes of horses. First grade Lucerne is used in the production of these cubes.
Using Lucerne Cubes minimises the normal handling problems associated with using Lucerne bales including:
- High wastage
- Storage space required
- Fire hazards
- Losses due to mould
- Big price variations
- Unknown bale weights
From a nutritional point of view, the Lucerne Cubes are correctly balanced, specifically in terms of the unbalanced ratio of Calcium to Phosphorus that can be apparent in baled Lucerne. The required salt level is also ensured. However if fed alone without additional concentrate, a balancer product is recommended.
Feeding horses correctly requires a good eye and careful monitoring of your horse’s individual needs, condition and behaviour. We therefore suggest you contact us directly for personalised feeding advice.
Contact Hannah Botha +27 73 423 5491 / Leigh Adams +27 83 998 6824 / Debbie Dick +27 76 755 5164
Our Lucerne Cubes are classified as a roughage supplement and are designed as a partial hay replacer, to stretch hay in times of scarcity or to improve the quality of the total roughage portion when general hay quality is low.
Note: Equus Lucerne cubes must never be used to replace long stemmed hay completely! It is advisable that a minimum of 1% of body mass (0.5% in extreme circumstances) of long stemmed hay be available at all times, even if it’s of lower nutritional value. Effective long fibres are essential for optimum digestive health and the importance of the long fibre outweighs the importance of the quality.
Up to 1% of the horse’s bodyweight of Lucerne Cubes can be used per day in addition to an alternative fibre source. Its not advisable for Lucerne to be the only source of roughage.
It is very important to ensure that your horse is fed the correct portion of food by weight, not by volume! All feeds have different densities and thus do not weigh the same. Therefore, it is very important to establish exactly what weight (kg) your scoop holds of the specific product you are feeding.
Always introduce any new feed or product over a period of 7-14days and ensure water is always available.
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