We treat the hay with steam before it's cut into chaff to reduce splintering and dust and produce a better quality product. It also unlock complex structures of starches and proteins, improving nutritional value and making digestion easier.
We then cut the hay into a specific length (6-8mm) as it passes through a cutter blade. The nice even cut of our chaff is desirable for horses and easier for them to eat. The chaff is then triple seived, dried, cooled and bagged.
We aim to produce chaff with a consistent size (6-8mm), fresh smell, good colour and good nutritional content that is free of dust and contaminants.
ADVANTAGES OF FEEDING STEAM CUT CHAFF
Improves small intentine digestibility
Reduces the amount of dust in the feed bin
Improves air quality in the stable
Steam destroys toxins & bacteria
Helps reduce respiratory problems
Our facility is Australian Biosecurity (formerly AQIS- Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service) accredited to ensure strict product standards are maintained for quality control and export.
All new seasons chaff is feed tested for nutritional value.
Lachlan Nitschke, accepts champion chaff sash from Trevor James at the 2019 Royal Adelaide Show. Photo courtesy of the Stock Journal.