Advantages of dehydrated alfalfa in animal feeds

What are the main advantages of using dehydrated alfalfa in animal feed?

Forages are essential feedstuffs for ruminants since they provide the fiber necessary to maintain the normal functioning of the rumen and the health of the animals. The quality or nutritive value of a forage is defined as the ability to meet nutritional needs and, therefore, in production animals to achieve a high productive yield (e.g. milk production).


Alfalfa is a forage legume used primarily to provide high quality protein, macronutrients, microminerals and vitamins naturally in the livestock ration. In addition, it is an important source of effective fiber, much needed by ruminant animals.