Devon Haylage Timothy Mix
Our Timothy Mix haylage is made from Timothy grass with approximately 40% Ryegrass. The Ryegrass content makes it highly palatable whilst the Timothy brings the sugar levels down to be lower than that of our High Fibre Ryegrass haylage. This haylage is particularly suitable for fussy eaters who need a low sugar diet. Just like our other haylage, the grass is cut late in the season when the seed heads are fully developed. This ensures that the haylage is high in fibre and not too high in protein. It is also baled at a high dry matter making it economical to feed.
The combined ESC and starch figure from the 'as fed' column is the important value to consider when choosing forage for laminitics or Cushings sufferers etc. All of our haylages have a combined sugar and starch value of less then 10% and so are safe choices.
High Fibre Ryegrass
Native Grass and Herb Mix
|Dry Matter Basis||As Fed Basis||Dry Matter Basis||As Fed Basis||Dry Matter Basis||As Fed Basis||Dry Matter Basis||As Fed Basis|
|Digestible Energy||8.88 MJ/kg||5.6 MJ/kg||8.21MJ/kg||5.7MJ/kg||8.67MJ/kg||6.7MJ/kg||8.79 MJ/kg||6.6MJ/kg|
|Acid Detergent Fibre (ADF)||39.5%||25%||41.7%||30%||37.1%||26.2%||36.3%||27%|
|Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF)||61.7%||39%||68.6%||47.7%||65.3%||46.1%||63.7%||47.6%|
|Water Soluble Carbohydrates (WSC)||14.3%||9.1%||8.7%||6%||18.1%||12.8%||15.7%||11.7%|
|Ethanol Soluble Carbohydrates (ESC) SUGAR||7.8%||4.9%||5.4%||3.7%||8.1%||5.7%||8.1%||6.1%|
|Non-Fibre Carbohydrates (NFC)||20.2%||12.8%||14.9%||10.4%||18.8%|
|Nitrogen / Sulphur ratio||7.49||7.49||9.6||9.6||7.54||7.54||7.06||7.06|
The Crude Protein value is a measure of the total protein in the sample including true protein and non - protein nitrogen, around 8% DM basis is adequate.
The Nitrogen : Sulphur ratio is an indication of protein quality. A much higher figure than 10 indicates poor protein quality. The analysis shows that all our haylages have a good quality of protein.
For details of the dietary minerals contained in our haylage please contact us and we will be pleased to provide this for you.
UK grassland will inevitably be abundant in some minerals whilst lacking in others, for this reason we always suggest a broad spectrum balancer is fed alongside our haylage.