The Epol Lucerne Cubes are a high protein, roughage supplement which is consistent in composition and can be used to supplement the diets of all classes of horses. First grade Lucerne is used in the production of these cubes.
Using Lucerne Cubes minimizes the normal handling problems associated with using Lucerne bales including:
- High wastage
- Storage space required
- Fire hazards
- Losses due to mold
- Big price variations
- Unknown bale weights
If fed alone without additional concentrate, a balancer product is recommended.
Our Lucerne Cubes are classified as a roughage supplement and are designed as a partial hay replacer, to stretch hay in times of scarcity or to improve the quality of the total roughage portion when general hay quality is low.
Note: Equus Lucerne cubes must never be used to replace long stemmed hay completely! It is advisable that a minimum of 1% of body mass (0.5% in extreme circumstances) of long stemmed hay be available at all times, even if it’s of lower nutritional value. Effective long fibres are essential for optimum digestive health and the importance of the long fibre outweighs the importance of the quality.
Up to 1% of the horse’s bodyweight of Lucerne Cubes can be used per day in addition to an alternative fibre source. Its not advisable for Lucerne to be the only source of roughage.
It is very important to ensure that your horse is fed the correct portion of food by weight, not by volume! All feeds have different densities and thus do not weigh the same. Therefore, it is very important to establish exactly what weight (kg) your scoop holds of the specific product you are feeding.
Always introduce any new feed or product over a period of 7-14days and ensure water is always available.