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FORAGE FIRST Hay Extender offers horse owners a consistent, forage alternative to home-grown or purchased forages.

FORAGE FIRST Hay Extender is a high-quality, pelleted forage supplement. It can be used as a partial or complete hay replacer in rations for all classes of horses. It provides 11% protein, 2.5% fat and 30% fiber.

FORAGE FIRST Hay Extender Advantages:

  • Reduce feed waste - Very little waste occurs with pellets as compared to the 20% or more wastage with long-stemmed hays.

  • Consistent and maximum nutrient quality - Pellets are manufactured under rigid quality control standards and must meet product nutrient guarantees.

  • Recommended for all horses - Flexible to extend, supplement, or replace forages.

  • Avoid dust and mold spores - Minimize exposure to harmful dust and mold spores compared to long-stemmed hays.

  • Less storage space - Pelleted forages require less storage space compared to baled hay.

  • Convenient and easy to handle - Reduced labor, storage, and facility management costs.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min. .............11.0%
Crude Fat, min...................... 2.5%
Crude Fiber, max................. 30.0%
Calcium (Ca), min................. 0.5%
Calcium (Ca). max. ...............1.0%
Phosphorus (P), min.............. 0.25%
Salt (NaCl), min.................... 0.25%
Salt (NaCl), max.................... 0.75%

Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Corn Germ Meal, Vegetable Oil Refinery Lipid, Lignin Sulfonate, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Brewers Dried Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)


Guaranteed Analysis & Ingredients Vary by Region


Feeding Instructions

Use Forage First Hay Extender as a partial forage (hay) replacement for all classes of horses. The equine digestive system needs at least 0.5 lb per 100 lb of body weight daily of good-quality, chewable, long-stem forage to encourage gut digestive activity. This means a 1000 lb horse needs at least 5 lb of hay or a long-stem forage source per day for healthy gut function. If more hay is fed, reduce the amount of the Forage First Hay Extender by 1 lb for each 2 lb of hay fed. Forage First Hay Extender can also be used as an ingredient in concentrate mixes. Equine maintenance requirements are between 1.5 to 2.0% of body weight in dry matter forage daily. This amount increases with activity level, gestation, lactation, and cold weather. The feeding rate for Forage First Hay Extender may vary with age, size, health status, climate, forage quality and availability, and activity levels. This product does not provide adequate minerals or vitamins and should be fed with a concentrate mix or a high-quality vitamin-mineral product, such as GROSTRONG Minerals. Water should be fresh, palatable and available at all times.

Call the free Nutrition Help Line at 1-800-680-8254 for feeding suggestions or if you have questions.


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