DIRECTIONS FOR USE
• Lucerne can be used in layer diets as a source of pigment for producing the yellow colour in the yolk. A level of about 8 % of good quality lucerne will provide adequate yolk colour.
• Lucerne can be included in feed for horses, cattle, sheep and goats as a source of fibre or to aid in consumption of the feed.
• If the hay is of good quality, lucerne can be included in the diets of sows at up to 15%.
• The high fibre level and low energy level will limit its inclusion in feeds, especially for high energy feeds such as feed for growing pigs and broiler chickens.
• When including in feeds for cattle, there will be a greater risk of bloat. It is preferred that feedlot cattle or cattle being fed high amounts of grain be fed another type of hay.
• Lucerne can be included in diets for growing chickens but should be limited to no more than 5 percent. Above 5 percent, growth rate is depressed and this considered being due to saponin-like compounds present in lucerne.
• The presence of saponins in the lucerne will reduce palatability.
Cool, dry conditions away from vermin.
EXPIRY AFTER MANUFACTURE
Best used within 6 months from the date of manufacture.
Lucerne hay is prepared in 20 – 25kg bales.