Ryestar Hay is sustainably produced by Gruppo Carli from native Mediterranean plants growing in the hills of the Italian region of Romagna, characterised by optimal soil and climate conditions for growing forage suitable to equids.
Ryestar Hay consists in first-cut forage from pastures of mixed grasses/legumes (Gramineae: Phleum pratense, Lolium italicum, Lolium perenne, Poa pratensis, Dactylis glomerata, Bromus inermis, Bromus catharticus and Leguminosae: Medicago sativa) selected, naturally wilted or high-temperature de-hydrated, cleared of dust and packed in sealed airtight small-sized bales.
Ryestar Hay is the ideal basis of a balanced diet for horses and other equids thanks to:
Its high level of cellulose.
Its substantial content of crude protein and lysine (essential amino acid).
Its low levels of starch and sugar (below 12%).
Its proper Calcium to Phosphorus ratio.
Its high energy content compared to other roughage.
It retains the typical fragrancy and colour of recently harvested forage.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Ryestar Hay’s main application is for the maintenance of all horses.
The high levels of slowly fermentable fibre suits well the natural ability of equids to source energy from roughage.
Thanks to its low content of NSC (non-structural carbohydrates) it is the first-choice feed for horses and ponies prone to carbohydrates-associated disorders (laminitis, colic, equine metabolic syndrome, equine Cushing/PPID, chronic diarrhoea, and gastric ulcers) or already suffering of such conditions.
One pallet of Ryestar Hay provides the feeding of a 500 kilos horse over a period of 10-15 weeks.
We recommend the daily consumption of good quality forage for at least 2% (as dry matter) of the horse’s body weight.
Minimum of 2 kg of Ryestar Hay per kg 100 of body weight i.e. 10 kilos or more per day for a kg 500 horse.
In order to provide additional protein and energy intake we recommend to supplement Ryestar Hay with Carli Alfalfa and/or Carli Wafer and/or to supply quality lipid/starchy concentrates.
We also recommend providing horses a free access to regular supply of clean fresh water and salt.
On dry matter
Digestible Energy (ED) 2.01 MCal/kg