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Annandale Lucerne Chaff

Annandale’s full leaf Lucerne Chaff is high in protein, providing energy, and key amino acids that are beneficial for performance horses, as well as horses needing to increase weight.

Annandale ® Lucerne Chaff is an ALL natural source of nutrients for both pregnant and lactating mares, weanlings and yearlings.  It can also help to repair and build muscle mass for horses in training and maintenance for mature horses.

Ideal for performance horses, horses needing to increase weight and muscle mass, pregnant and lactating mares, as well as young horses and elderly horses.

Central Otago’s hot dry climate makes it one of the best lucerne growing regions in the country

Lucerne, also known as alfalfa, is a flowering legume that has been the premier choice of horse fodder for thousands of years. Favoured for its high protein and highly digestible fibre, feeding Lucerne has many benefits:
  • Supports digestive health, improving digestion of other feeds and grains.
  • A natural source of energy, high in protein and providing essential amino acids and nutrients to assist growth and promote muscle development.
  • An excellent source of calcium essential for growing horses and pregnant/lactating mares and balancing phosphorus levels in high grain diets.
  • An excellent natural source of carbohydrate required for energy.
  • A readily available source of fibre, which is essential for the development and maintenance of the beneficial bacteria that are integral in the horses digestive system.
  • An excellent source of natural minerals magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, zinc, and copper.
  • Will benefit horses and ponies needing to increase weight, especially muscle mass.

Lucerne Chaff Benefits

Typical Analysis

Dry Matter


Digestible Energy

10.36 MJ/kg

Crude Protein


Fibre (NDF)




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