Fiber Meadow – a quality non-Lucerne, horse friendly NEW grass variant from Fiber Fresh
The waiting is over – Fiber Fresh has brought to the market a newly launched, reFRESHed version of Fiber Meadow. The blend of grasses, primarily made up from the low sugar and starch grasses of Pasture Brome (Bareno), Cocksfoot (Safin), with a small amount of Low Endophyte Ryegrass (Governor), and white clovers (Kotuku and Weka) included for overall sward health.
This blend has been expertly cultivated by the Fiber Fresh farm team, and in terms of stand purity for a Meadow Chaff it is second-to-none. The presence of a large number of native grasses, legumes and weeds as found in traditional meadow pasture is not present in our Fiber Meadow crop as it is a very clean crop, including ONLY the above mentioned cultivars, making Fiber Meadow a safe toxin-free fibre source.
Grasses can vary widely in their key components – particularly between those which are considered native or ‘low performance’ compared to high yielding grass cultivars used within the meat and milk farming operations. The beauty of a fermented product is that unlike hay or dried chaffs the sugars are used by the microbes which are responsible for the fermentation of the forage, thus lowering the sugar component even more than the corresponding dried forage.
Dry meadow chaff blends can also include any number of wild endophytes associated with grasses, including the commonly found Ryegrass endophyte (Neotyphodium lolii).
Fiber Meadow is a unique, quality toxin-free option fibre.
TYPICAL ANALYSIS Dry Matter Basis
CRUDE PROTEIN 12.0% ACID DETERGENT FIBRE (ADF) 34.7% NEUTRAL DETERGENT FIBRE (NDF) 57.7% CRUDE FAT 3.5% CALCIUM 6.5g/kg PHOSPHORUS 2.1g/kg SODIUM 1.42g/kg SELENIUM 0.02mg/kg DRY MATTER CONTENT 42% - 45% SUGARS 2% - 4% NUTRITIONAL JUICES (AS FED) 57.0% DIGESTIBLE ENERGY (DE) 9.0MJ/kg
RECOMMENDED DAILY FEEDING RATES
For general health (as fed)
PONY 1kg – 3kg
LIGHT WORK (resting/pleasure) 2kg – 4kg
HEAVY WORK (racing, endurance) 4kg – 6kg
WEANLING/YEARLING 2kg – 4kg