Chaffhaye is a fresh chopped, premium bagged forage sold in 50-pound bags that captures the key characteristics of fresh pasture while also offering a guaranteed level of nutrition.
There are unique biological aspects to Chaffhaye that exert health and physiological benefits beyond the nutrition of the forage itself. Chaffhaye undergoes an all natural fermentation process in the package that enlivens it with yeast, enzymes, and beneficial microflora.
Chaffhaye’s beneficial microflora, or fiber-digesting bacteria, closely resembles those found in the early fiber-digestion process in the rumen of ruminants. In essence, Chaffhaye “predigests” the forage in the bag. Once consumed, more of its nutrients can be assimilated (absorbed ) in the body, leading to greater nutritional benefit.
1.5 to 2 lbs of Chaffhaye per hundred weight of animal per day.
2.0 to 2.5 lbs of Chaffhaye per hundred weight of animal per day
Deer and Exotics
Feeding free choice is ideal for most operations. If rationed, 1.5 lbs of Chaffhaye per hundred weight of animal per day.
Chicken & Poultry
1/2 to 1 cup per bird per day.
When Changing Feed
Chaffhaye is designed to meet the forage portion of your animals diet. Depending on such factors as age, breed, workload, available pasture, and whether you are feeding Chaffhaye Alfalfa solely or in conjunction with another forage and/or grain, an energy and/or vitamin and mineral supplement may be needed. Consult a Chaffhaye representative or your animal nutritionist for further information.
After observing your animal for a period of time on Chaffhaye, you may want to increase or decrease by up to 10% to obtain the desired overall body condition and appearance. Feed changes should be made gradually over a period of 7 to 14 days.
Changes in the rate of feeding should not exceed 2 pounds per day.
How To Store Chaffhaye
How to store an open bag
Once opened, Chaffhaye acts like any fresh product. By opening the bag, the forage becomes exposed to oxygen and begins to lose its freshness. As a guide, Chaffhaye will remain fresh for 7 to 10 days, depending on weather conditions. For this reason, an opened bag should be stored in a cool, dry environment, and re-closed to prolong freshness. Follow these 3 steps to ensure your Chaffhaye stays as fresh as possible.
Open the bag
Use a knife, box opener, or scissore to cut along the top seam of the bag.
After removing the serving, roll the top back down and press out all the air. DO NOT TRANSFER PRODUCT INTO ANOTHER CONTAINER- this will reintroduce oxygen and shorten the shelf life.
Tape the top down or place a heavy object to keep the top rolled down. Set in cool place. If storing for longer than one week, you may remove product to place in individual freezer bags and freeze to keep fresh.
The Best Method
The Chaffhaye bag is specifically engineered to extend the forage’s shelf-life. For that reason, we recommend always storing your Chaffhaye inside the original bag. For best results, do not place inside containers as this can heat the product.
Guaranteed Nutritional Analysis Aug 14 2018 by Chaffhaye
AS FED. DRY FORM. BENEFITS
Crude Fiber. Max
11% 23% Required for proper gut motility and digestion. High fiber intake reduces
incidence of diarrhea, colic and laminitis
Crude Protein Min
9% 20% Building material for body. Improves growth, endurance, reproduction and
performance of animals (lactation, fleece, horn, hooves, etc.)
0.4% 0.8% An essential amino acid for growth and constitutes a percentage of muscle
0.1% 0.2% An essential amino acid for growth and constitutes a per-centage of muscle
Crude Fat Min
1.8% 4.0% Increases energy. Improves palatability
Netural Detergent Fiber (NDF)
15% 33% Lower numbers reflect low levels of stem matter and high levels of nutrient-
dense leaf matter
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF)
15% 34% Indicates the amount of acid soluble fiber and lignin in forage. An ADF % of
<35% for alfalfa indicates premium quality
Total Digestible Nutrients (TDN)
29.3% 65% Indicates premium to supreme grade alfalfa
0.7% 1.6% Required for bone development and strength. Important muscle contraction,
metabolism, blood clotting, activation of enzymes
0.1% 0.2% Metabolizes fat, carbohydrates, calcium and sugar. Important in bone growth,
production of energy, and proper utilization of vitamins
3.6 ppm 8 ppm Required in several enzyme systems that maintain and synthesize connective
tissue. Aids reproduction and promotes immune system. Supports hair color in
Zinc (Zn) Min
8.1 ppm 18 ppm Required in several enzyme systems for growth and maintenance of cartilage,
hoof formation and healthy skin.
0.18 ppm 0.40 ppm Selenium in small quantities aid in preventative cell damage
180 iu/lb 400 iu/lb Helps ensure red blood cell production, tendon strength, fertility and healthy skin
675 iu/lb 1500 iu/lb Regulates the absorption of calcium and magnesium and the excretion of
Vitamin E. Min
45 iu/lb 100 iu/lb Improves the stamina and performance of livestock. Aids in muscle strength
Natural Plant Juices
Max 55% 0% Eliminates dust. Reduces risk of impaction. More easily chewed by senior
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