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Alfalfa - Queen of Forages

Western Alfalfa Milling Co. Ltd.

PO Box 568

Norquay, Saskatchewan

Canada     S0A 2V0  

ph: 306.594.2362

tf: 866.926.2583

fx: 306.594.2183

Dehydrated alfalfa pellets are produced from 100% naturally grown alfalfa.  The only additives for the growing alfalfa plants are the natural rainfall and the bountiful sunshine.  Saskatchewan, Canada is blessed with a wholesome climate and an abundance of land suitable for the production of high quality alfalfa forage.

Alfalfa is cut at the late bud to early flowering stage ensuring a high quality product.  Harvesting techniques ensure maximum retention of nutritious leaf material from the field to the Mill.  The flash-heat process utilized to dehydrate the plant material "locks" in and preserves the available nutrients plus eliminates any weed-seed viabilty in the end-processed 1/4" alfalfa pellet.

Alfalfa - a Legume?

Legumes are plants that bear their seeds in pods.  They differ markedly from grasses, cereals and other non-legume crops because much of the nitrogen they require is produced through fixation of atmospheric nitrogen by bacteria in nodules on their roots.  As a result, legumes are rich in protein/nitrogen and other valuable minerals, vitamins and amino acids.

Sometimes referred to as the "Queen of Forages", it is generally agreed that alfalfa originated in the vicinity of Iran around 2000 B.C.  The value of utilizing alfalfa for livestock feed was recorded as early as 490 B.C. by Roman writers.  It's use spread to Spain and other parts of Europe and was eventually brought to North America by the Europeans in the early 1700's.

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