How can Chaffhaye help animals?
Fresh, nutritious pasture is an idyllic environment for most classes of poultry and livestock. However, such a setting may not be possible in certain climates or circumstances. Limitations like drought, temperatures, overcrowding, or overgrazing can create a shortage of beneficial forages on your land. That’s where Chaffhaye comes to the rescue.
Chaffhaye is a Non-GMO, chopped, fermented, and compressed alfalfa product that is easy to chew and free of dust or mold. The fermentation process produces yeast, enzymes, and beneficial microflora that aid digestion and help your animals better absorb nutrients. This product is ideal for most animals—we’re talking horses, cattle, goats, llamas, deer, camelids, household pets, other exotic animals, and chickens! Chaffhaye offers guaranteed nutrition within 16 months of the manufacture date seen on the packaging.
How is Chaffhaye made?
The alfalfa used to make Chaffhaye is grown on Non-GMO Project verified fields and is closely monitored for consistent nutritional value and the absence of pests like blister beetles. It’s compressed and packaged in a weatherproof bag (at a family-owned, state of the art facility right here in Dell City, TX, we might add), making it easy to store and ideal for travelling.
The process starts with the harvest of premium alfalfa at optimal plant maturity. This locks-in maximum nutrient levels and palatability. While still fresh and green, the crop is then chopped and lightly misted with molasses before being packed into its air-tight packaging. Anaerobic culturing begins once the bag is sealed and all outside oxygen is cut-off. The good bacteria then create an anaerobic environment. The acids produced by these bacteria then reduce the pH of the product to below 5, which prevents the growth of harmful molds. If you see a white colonized growth (typically a milky substance in a circular area), that's actually not mold - it's a healthy yeast and totally safe to feed to animals.