General principles of feeding livestock with alfalfa pellets
For intestinal health it is recommended to feed:
– in dry form not more than 0.5 kg at a time
– in soaked form from 0.5 to 1.5 kg for one feeding.
The use of pellets in livestock diets has a positive effect on the growth and development of young animals, normalizes digestion, provides animals with vitamins, amino acids, macro-microelements, increases productivity.
When soaking the pellets increase in size 3 times.
For full feeding it is better to soak pellets. To do this, use cold or warm water in an amount that is 2 – 3 times larger than the portion of pellets.
The use of hot water to soak the pellets is not recommended, as it reduces the amount of nutrients.
How to use alfalfa pellets?
It is especially important to use granules in the winter period
Feeding rates per day:
adult pigs – 200 – 500 g, piglets – 50 – 200 g, calves up to 1 year – 400 – 600 g, cows -1200 – 2000 g, sheep, goats – 50 – 400 g, adult horses – 500 – 2000 g, rabbits – 100-200 g, poultry – 10-15 g
Pellets in dry form can be fed to rabbits and horses.
For feeding cows 1.5 kg of pellets are soaked with 6 liters of water.
It is also desirable for pigs to make a mixture, so the product is better absorbed.
It is also better for poultry to soak the pellets. Long-term heat treatment is undesirable as vitamins are destroyed. Alfalfa is introduced into the diet gradually to eliminate problems with the gastrointestinal tract.
Alfalfa pellets are a convenient and nutritious feed for your animals