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I FOUND TEFF HAY PELLETS!!! And a COUPON for them as well!


Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 | Filed under Nutrition




I love Teff hay.  It is great to feed to your insulin resistant, low starch/sugars, Cushings horses and I used it with Mama Tess as often as I could find it.

Yesterday, I saw that Standlee now has it in pellet form to answer all the requests for low sugar/starch feed.   I’m so excited!  (No affiliation, I wish!)

The truth is, I rarely feed just pellets.  I use hay because it lasts longer and simulates closer to a natural food product for horses.

BUT, I do love having this Teff hay pellet option.

If you want to learn about Teff hay, click here and read a post I wrote a while back.

DO YOU HAVE A TRACTOR SUPPLY?  OR CAN YOU GET STANDLEE PRODUCTS?

Standlee is who is making these pellets.  I do like this company… they take great care in their processing.  You won’t have leftover corn in the machines when you are milling teff, let’s say… They are conscious about clean sourcing.

I get my Standlee at Tractor Supply.  That is where I found the Teff Pellets!

I was so shocked to see Teff pellets,  I went to the Standlee site and got this information about these new pellets!  And, if you google “Standlee coupons”, there is one for $3 off the Teff hay pellets right now.  I got mine.

Premium Teff Grass Pellets are high density, ¼ inch pellets of Standlee Premium Western Forage. Teff Grass is low in sugar, high in fiber and highly palatable.

Here is the website where I found this information.

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Teff’s origin is thought to be Ethiopia, where it emerged as a grain crop for human consumption sometime between 4000 B.C. and 1000 B.C. Teff in the USA is grown primarily as a forage crop for livestock, is adaptable and it can grow in various environments.

It is a fine stemmed, fast growing, high yielding, summer annual grass. But what really makes Teff Grass unique and exciting is its nutrient content. Teff is a “C4 Warm Season” grass with a moderate protein and calorie content, but with a low sugar/starch content.

Teff is an ideal forage and hay crop due to several factors –

  1. Palatability – Teff is fine stemmed, leafy and “soft” which is very palatable to horses.
  2. Low Sugar Solution – The high fiber, low sugar and starch content make this a rescue feed for horses suffering from many, and some debilitating, disease conditions.
  3. Anti-Nutritional Factors – Teff does not have the anti-nutritional compounds like nitrate toxicity and prussic acid that sometimes occur in other grasses (Ketema, 1997, Ketema, et al., 1993).
  4. Fast Growth – Under ideal growing temperatures and moisture, Teff germinates quickly and is ready for early harvest in 45 to 55 days after seeding.
  5. Wide Adaptation – Teff has the ability to thrive in moisture-stressed and waterlogged soils. In areas without irrigation, Teff can provide forage during times of drought.
  6. Versatility of Harvest – Although in most instances Teff forage is baled as dry hay, it can be grazed as well.

Teff Grass is a unique forage with many benefits for horses and their owners, along with those that grow it. Find a Store near you that offers Standlee Premium Teff Grass Pellets, for a consistent, high quality forage option! Give your local farm and ranch retail store a call to see if they’re carrying it or ask them to bring it into their inventory.

By Dr. Tania Cubitt
Standlee Nutritional Expert – Performance Horse Nutrition

HERE IS ANOTHER WEBSITE WITH TEFF HAY INFORMATION.

This site had additional information…

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MO GETS LUCKY! WILL HE SHARE?!…






My donkey, Mo, received a package today!  I am sure it was from Santa and should have been here a week or so ago… but TODAY was the day for MO!

HERE WE GO – A PHOTO JOURNAL!

The package was addressed incorrectly, which may be why it didn’t get here for Christmas.

 

4 packets of cookies! All different flavors! Licorice, Peppermint, Fenugreek and plain!

Santa’s elf added a note!

 

Low sugars, low starch… all good things.

So I went to the website…Click to go to the website

 

WOHOO!  LET THE EATING BEGIN! (more like ‘gobbling’!)

And… GONE!  This is MO, the recipient of these wonderful cookies.

Missy Miss practically took my finger off.

Dodger was like a ponyaddict.

Norma, always the delicate lady…

This is Dalton. Snatch and Grab!

Here we have Vivian trying to trip me as I walk…

Beautiful Girl… Very dainty and kind. She ate about 7 at once, but she was very delicate on the pickup.

Finn, on the other hand, was so excited, he pushed away BG and slobbered up about 9 at once.

This is Wrigley. He is looking at me in anticipation.

Here he gets his fill with one slipping out the side.

Here you can see he has about 9 in his cheek.

Gwen. She had to grab before Wrigley came over and took hers.

Back to Mo and Missy Miss (who is pawing for more)…

Missy has hers but Mo dropped his and now daring Vivienne is going in for the steal.

Here we are at the end… hardly any of the Licorice flavor left and Vivey is plotting how to trip me – again.

NICKER TREATS!  THE HORSES (and dog) LOVED THEM! – and for a good cause.

Here is the website.

from the website


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