Standlee Certified Alfalfa Grab & Go Compressed Bale Horse Forage, 50-lb bale

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Nourish your stallion with superior-quality nutrition by feeding him Standlee Certified Alfalfa Grab & Go Compressed Bale Horse Forage. The naturally sun-cured alfalfa is moderately high in protein and calories while being low in sugar with digestible fiber to support the health of your equine friend. This feed is formulated by allowing Standlee’s Premium Western Forage to grow to a length that mimics natural grazing for your pal—the plants are then cut and air-dried under the sun. The forage is bailed at the optimal time to ensure the freshest and best quality feed for your friend and fractures in the forage create a palatable residue for your sidekick that resembles dust. Bands on the hay should be cut 8-10 hours prior to feeding to allow the bale to expand and form natural flakes.

Key Benefits
  • Sun-cured alfalfa is moderately high in protein, high in calories and digestible fiber and low in sugar and carbohydrates.
  • Suitable for growing horses, horses sensitive to carbohydrates, horses with gastric ulcers and mares late in pregnancy.
  • Natural forage is grown to a specific length that is intended to mimic grazing.
  • Noxious weed free, certified by the State of Idaho Department of Agriculture.
  • All Standlee products are proudly made in the USA.

When the compressed bale of hay is manufactured, fractures in the forage are created, which can sometimes resemble dust. These fractures are actually very palatable for horses and are often considered the “candy” of the bale.

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  • Item Number
    143978
  • Dimensions
    16 x 24 x 12 inches
  • Weight
    50.0 pounds
  • Food Form
    Hay
  • Special Diet
    High Fiber, Low Sugar
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Naturally Sun-Cured Premium Western Alfalfa Forage.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein16.0% min
Crude Fat1.5% min
Crude Fiber30.0% max
Feeding Instructions

Weigh the amount of forage provided to each horse to ensure you are feeding the proper amount. This is especially important with baled and compressed forage since similar volumes of forage (a flake for example) vary in weight.

Cut the bands on compressed bales 8 to 10 hours before feeding to allow the bale to expand to avoid overfeeding.

Never feed moldy or insect infested forage to horses.

Always provide free-access to fresh, clean water.

Transition Instructions

Gradually replace existing hay with Standlee Forage over a 7-10 day period. Replace existing hay on a 1 to 1 basis with Standlee Forage.

Rating: 4.3 of 5 stars 24 Reviews 24 Reviews 4.4 out of 5 Stars

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Rating: 4.3 of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected for 3X the price of a bale of good alfalfa

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    We are trying to limit our outside exposure, and since our old horse just gets a small amount of alfalfa hay along with his grass hay and Senior pellets, I thought this would be a safe alternative for driving to a feed store for one bale. I have never bought such awful hay in my life. It's green, kind of, and it doesn't smell spoiled, but it's bone dry, and crumbles almost to powder when you touch it, and although the stems are not hard, they are big, so that even smashed flat, my guy can't chew them. I paid 3 times what I would pay for a bale of hay, but I thought it would be worth it. Never again.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best packaged hay I have found

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    I have been buying the standlee premium compressed alfalfa bales for 6+ years from feed store chains, not from chewy. I board my horse and supplement his hay with the alfalfa for a protein boost. The last several bales have been extremely dry (straw like), dirty, rocks in the bag, to the point the horse kicks it aside and I toss it out. I saw the "certified" alfalfa here and read the reviews, decided to give it a try. This hay is soft, can easily be broken into flakes, smells and looks like fresh hay, the other alfalfa has an artificial green color to it. Well, the horse loves it so much that I immediately ordered another bale. This a keeper for us. Yes it is expensive, but if you order a 50 I have been buying the standlee premium compressed alfalfa bales for 6+ years from feed store chains, not from chewy. I board my horse and supplement his hay with the alfalfa for a protein boost. The last several bales have been extremely dry (straw like), dirty, rocks in the bag, to the point the horse kicks it aside and I toss it out. I saw the "certified" alfalfa here and read the reviews, decided to give it a try. This hay is soft, can easily be broken into flakes, smells and looks like fresh hay, the other alfalfa has an artificial green color to it. Well, the horse loves it so much that I immediately ordered another bale. This a keeper for us. Yes it is expensive, but if you order a 50 pound item from other equine sites, shipping is at least $35 added onto the item's cost, depending where you live. This is nice hay, works for our needs. Comes to my front door along with our horse feed...makes my life easier. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best of the best

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    I am caring for an OTTB who is at risk for ulcers. Having high quality alfalfa as part of her diet is essential. In my area good quality alfalfa is hard to find and Standlee is a Godsend and being able to get it delivered by Chewy....even better!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Convenient way to get a half size bale

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    I purchased this for gardening (mulching & composting). This is the best price I could find online for alfalfa, and chewy has great customer service. This is a little higher in price than a bale of twice the weight from my nearest feed store, however I can’t lift a full bale on my own and driving an hour when I only need one would be the definition of penny wise but pound foolish. Having this brought to my door in a size I can lift on my own justified the difference. If you have small animals, this is a size you could store in a large storage tub, saving over small packs of loose hay. Alfalfa adds nitrogen quickly when used as a mulch, and when added to a lagging compost pile, it heats I purchased this for gardening (mulching & composting). This is the best price I could find online for alfalfa, and chewy has great customer service. This is a little higher in price than a bale of twice the weight from my nearest feed store, however I can’t lift a full bale on my own and driving an hour when I only need one would be the definition of penny wise but pound foolish. Having this brought to my door in a size I can lift on my own justified the difference. If you have small animals, this is a size you could store in a large storage tub, saving over small packs of loose hay. Alfalfa adds nitrogen quickly when used as a mulch, and when added to a lagging compost pile, it heats it up quite quickly (I layered some in to my compost bin yesterday and the temperature is already moved from lukewarm to a nice hot compost). The leaves of the alfalfa are super dry and therefore do disintegrate when separating a piece of the hay but it is a good thing it is this dry: it’s packed in plastic, so even a whiff of humidity would mold it inside the package. It still smells fresh, looks very clean and consistent. Overall, it’s a super convenient way to get a bit of hay. … more

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice fresh alfalfa but...

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    Great quality, convenient product, but the price Chewy is asking has gone up dramatically. Last time I bought it I paid less than twenty bucks.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful!

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    I was getting the premium alfalfa but switched when it wasn't as nice as when I first started buying hay from Chewy. I only feed this hay to 1 of my horses. She is 32 yrs young with minimal teeth and she absolutely loves the certified alfalfa! Very green with lots of leafy to it.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good hay source

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    If you are going to go with Standlee's compressed hay, buy the certified alfalfa. Both the certified and premium are quite dusty and need to be thoroughly watered but the certified does not have the twigs and other junk the premium had in it. And the flakes are more defined. The certified does have longer stems but once watered, they are softer.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous product

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    Arrived quickly, and was beautiful compressed alfalfa. Will definitely be using chewy for this item.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great hay!

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    Very consistent quality. Horses love it. My COPD mare was able to be worked after we switched her over to this. I was paying premium price for NM alfalfa that my hay snob horses were using as bedding. Very easy to store and use. Love the home delivery. No mess transporting it to the barn in the car.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow ... Fantastic!

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    Talk about great hay, convenience, and delivered to you door with no delivery fee! It can be a bit dusty, depending on when the hay was cut and due to the crushing of the hay through transport ... but Nothing compared to the dust (dirt) i was getting on my full Alfalfa bales delivered to my home, with delivery fee!! I couldn't be More pleased as I've got 3 older horses and go through the Alfalfa bales, cubes, and pellets weekly. Convenience, time, quality, and cost savings ... what more could you want :)

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