Alfalfa hay is a go-to for livestock fodder due to its high protein, calcium, vitamin, and fiber concentrations. Alfalfa is classified as a legume hay, meaning its roots live symbiotically with bacteria in the ground, which allows them to transform nitrogen in the air into plant protein.
Because alfalfa hay is so nutrient rich, it’s widely regarded as great animal feed! Our alfalfa is sure to get even your pickier animals eating, plus alfalfa will induce a heightened intake of water, keeping your horses, cows, sheep, and more healthy and hydrated, even through the summer.
However, in order to get the best alfalfa hay, it needs to be cultivated, harvested, and cured properly. If not, the value and benefits of the plant can be squandered. For instance, we always cut our alfalfa before its flowers bloom. This is because pre-bloom, alfalfa’s nutrients have not yet traveled into the flower, so the actual plant is extremely nutrient-rich and high-quality.