Baileys Light Chaff
Baileys' Fibre Range products may be fed simply as an additional source of fibre-based slow release calories and, when fed in smaller quantities (0.5 – 1kg per meal), may be added to the compound feed to encourage chewing, slow consumption and also slow the rate of passage through the digestive system. If the maximum meal size is met with mix or cube alone, Baileys Fibre Range can be fed in a separate bucket.
Light Chaff is a blend of high-temperature dried alfalfa and oat straw with a sprinkling of mint and a very light dressing of soya oil, which encourages a shiny coat. It is high fibre and low calorie, as well as having a low starch and sugar content, so is ideal for good-doers, those prone to laminitis and those on a calorie-controlled diet. Indeed Light Chaff is the perfect accompaniment to Lo-Cal balancer, which provides essential vitamins, minerals and quality protein without additional calories.
This combination is preferable to under feeding a “fortified” chaff, or one containing nutrients to support healthy hoof growth, as feeding the recommended amount of Lo-Cal balancer, plus as much or as little Light Chaff as you choose, will ensure your horse or pony doesn’t miss out on essential nutrient whilst also keeping calorie-intake down. Light Chaff is perfect for feeding to good-doers on limited grazing, as it can be fed to help maintain fibre intake without making a significant calorie contribution to the overall diet.