Lucerne Hay: Superior Nutrition for Your Animal's Well-being
Central Victoria's Lucerne hay is a premium forage option that offers exceptional nutritional value for a variety of animals. With its rich protein content and essential vitamins and minerals, our Lucerne hay is a top choice for promoting optimal health and vitality.
Benefits of Lucerne Hay:
High Protein Content: Lucerne hay is renowned for its high protein content, making it an excellent choice for animals that require additional protein in their diet (such as brood mares, ewes, cows with calves at foot or baby rabbits). Protein is essential for muscle development, growth, and maintenance .
Rich in Vitamins and Minerals: Lucerne hay is packed with essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin D, calcium, and potassium. Lucerne is a particularly great source of natural calcium for animal mothers.
Digestive Health: The high fiber content of Lucerne hay aids in promoting proper digestion and maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal tract. It can help prevent issues like constipation and digestive disturbances.
Weight Management: Lucerne hay can be a valuable component of a balanced diet for animals that need to maintain or gain weight. Its nutrient-dense profile can provide the necessary energy without compromising overall health.
Palatability: Animals love our leafy green, soft Lucerne hay! Its highly palatable due to its rich aroma and taste, not a mouthfull is left behind! This makes it easier to introduce to picky eaters or animals transitioning to a new diet.
Animals Suitable for Lucerne Hay:
Lucerne hay is suitable for various animals, including:
Horses: Lucerne hay is often included in horse diets, especially for those with high energy demands such as performance horses, brood mares or growing foals. It provides them with essential nutrients and helps meet their dietary requirements.
Laminitic horses: Lucerne hay can be suitable for laminitis horses as it naturally contains lower levels of sugar. Portion control is important here, as if you over feed your pony it will get fat, which is major cause of laminitis!
Cattle: Lucerne hay serves as a valuable source of nutrition for cattle, particularly during periods when grazing pastures may be limited or of lower quality. It helps support their overall health and milk production in lactating cows.
Sheep and Goats: Lucerne hay is a popular choice for sheep and goats, as it offers them a balanced diet rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals. It can be fed to both young and adult animals to support growth, wool production, and overall well-being. We have many clients who feed lucerne to their sheep to ensure their wool growth remains stable through out winter!
Rabbits and Guinea Pigs: Lucerne hay can be a nutritious addition to the diets of rabbits and guinea pigs, providing them with essential fiber, protein, and other vital nutrients. It helps maintain dental health, supports digestion, and promotes overall vitality. Baby rabbits can benefit from Lucerne hay in their formative stages, after which Lucerne should become treat rather than a staple of their diet. Checkout our blog post on 'What Rabbits can eat?' for more help on your rabbits diet.
- Our Lucerne hay is premium quality that is carefully harvested and stored to preserve its freshness and nutritional value.
- We grow all our own Lucerne hay on our alluvial river flats in Central Victoria. We have been growing hay for over 50 years and supply some of Victoria's leading race horses trainers and breeders!
- Checkout our blog posts on using hay nets and tips to save money on storing your hay.