Why Feed MAAAX LONGfibe Forage Cubes?
Why Feed MAAAX LONGfibe Forage Cubes?
1. Consistent Quality
Grown and produced in Ontario under strict controls, MAAAX™ Equine Feed Products provide consistent quality nutrition all year long.
2. Virtually Dust Free
MAAAX™ Equine Feed reduces the risk of respiratory problems.
3. Virtually No Wastage
Every cube is consumed whereas hay can end up as very expensive bedding
4. More Energy
MAAAX™ Equine Feed cubes contain up to 50% more digestible energy than even the best quality hay.
5. Guaranteed Nutrient Content
Every MAAAX™ bag comes with a guaranteed analysis of nutrient composition. Hay varies flake to flake, bale to bale.
6. Better Grain Intake
MAAAX™ cubes encourage healthy appetites in stressed and fussy horses by increasing available fibre intake.
7. Convenient, Convenient, Convenient
MAAAX™ products are an effective way to monitor feed rations and are easy to handle, store and transport.
Horses graze up to 16 hours a day to take up enough forage and meet their chewing requirements. The forage intake should have a daily total of 1.5%-3% of body weight in dry matter including grass, hay, and straw, and of course MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ cubes to secure a complete and healthy ration. The chewing is important to produce enough saliva to buffer gastric acid and hold all digestive fluids in balance.
Fiber particle length must be above 3.6cm (1.4 inches) to prolong chewing and to increase saliva production 3-5 liters per kg of material which is needed to prevent gastric ulceration, choking and to maintain physical and mental health. MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ cubes have a minimum length of 4.5cm (1.5inches).
NOTE – Minimum implied a guarantee of fiber length and that is not likely to be the case and increase the chewing rate. Insufficient amount of forage does increase the danger of developing stereotypic behaviors such as wood chewing. Long chewing periods meet the horse’s requirement of natural grazing behavior. MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ cubes are virtually dust free and when combined with dust free surroundings can help to prevent or decrease the effects of Recurrent Airway Obstruction (ROA), also known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Furthermore, MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ cubes contain highly palatable and digestible proteins, carbohydrates, chlorophyll and loads of minerals.
iTrack™ Seed to Stable Concept
Every field is inspected and certified by a third party agronomists. Inspections are mandatory at every step of production including site selection, seed establishment and throughout growth stages. This is where our trade mark iTrack™ Agra system initializes making the forage products electronically traceable for each individual bag back to the field.
We source our forage through a network of contract growers situated near the plant. The crops are inspected by 3rd party agronomists throughout the growing season to ensure the quality and safety of the forage.
We closely monitor our harvesting window to achieve the low protein, high fiber profile in our forage. Additionally, by harvesting in the post bloom stage, there are many benefits to the grower and the environment. Some benefits include higher yields, improved soil fertility, and higher crop volume.
Using our state of the art processing plant, the forage is ground, blended, cubed, dried and cooled before it is packaged into bags. During the process, the cells of the forage are opened which provides more digestible energy per pound of forage. Product quality is monitored throughout the packaging process. Each bag of cubes is coded to allow traceability back to the field.
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Nutritionist Education FAQ
The forage that goes into MAAAX™ Equine Feed LONGfibe™ cubes is grown and processed in southwestern Ontario. The quality of this superior forage product is influenced by the Great Lakes micro Climate.
The MAAAX™ Equine Feed forage cubes are produced from the best quality raw materials. The ‘Seed to Stable’ system guarantees the traceability of the ingredients. MAAAX™ Equine Feed LONGfibe™ cubes contain fiber length of 2+/-”, increases chewing activity and saliva production. They benefit the horses’ gastrointestinal health.
Most likely yes, horses love the taste of LONGfibe™ forage cubes, however, some need a few days to adjust if LONGfibe™ forage cubes are new to them.
Yes, you can do that, as long as the chewing requirements and the energy and nutrient requirements are balanced, LONGfibe™ cubes are ideal to combine with hay or grass feeding. Please make sure, that the horse is not over- or undersupplied with nutrients such as carbohydrates and/or protein.
Horses will not choke on LONGfibe™ forage cubes. MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ forage cubes help the horse to eat slowly and chew intensively. Meanwhile the quantity of saliva that is produced helps the soft MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ forage cubes break apart.
No, not at all, MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ Forage cubes are more economical than hay as there are no losses during storage and feeding. LONGfibe™ forage cubes are a full hay-replacement product offering guaranteed nutritional value to the horse all year round whereas hay prices fluctuate and are not always representative of the quality.
LONGfibe™ forage cubes will add the “extra” into the daily ration. The LONGfibe™ forage cubes are the best quality with quality control starting right in the field through the iTrackAgra™ Seed to Stable™ system. Every bag of MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ forage cubes is always traceable back to the field. Hay quality changes from bale to bale, where it was grown. They may have been produced for a different purpose. MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ forage cubes are made from forage grown, exclusively for equine feed and always maintain consistent quality with its Seed to Stable™ guarantee. LONGfibe™ forage cubes provide highly palatable, digestible protein and carbohydrates to horses without making them “hot”. They are equally suitable for performance horses, old and young. The LONGfibe™ forage cubes are virtually dust free. Horses that suffer from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) or cough will benefit even more from this dust free alternative.
Yes indeed, these horses can be fed with LONGfibe™ forage cubes. They are designed to meet the requirements of elderly horses due to the soft texture of the cubes.
The LONGfibe™ forage cubes can be fed either as a straight hay-replacement or as a supplement to hay feeding or grazing. LONGfibe™ forage cubes shall not be soaked and can be fed from the ground or trough. Ground feeding is healthier and will keep the horses occupied. Please ensure fresh clean water for your horse at any given time.
A LONGfibe™ forage cube is a cube 1 ¼” x 2 ⅞” x 2 ½” in size, containing long alfalfa fiber or alfalfa-timothy fiber and/or a blend of edible oil. Through special production techniques, the LONGfibe™ cube has a unique texture and is much softer than regular cubes for easy feeding. The feeding of LONGfibe™ cubes support chewing and prevents horses from choking.