Domaine du Grand Estagel 30800 Saint-Gilles – France

Meadow hay for race horses, sport horses, foals and broodmares

As with wine, each region transmits its character and typicity, which will give each hay a special flavor and aroma, in addition to its different mineral and nutritive values. These hay are selected in various terroirs of France to the reputation of fattening or milk production, with producers mastering the art of haymaking.
For example, for the hay of the Val de Sarthe, the banks of the Sarthe springs have never been plowed, because they are flooded in winter. This immersion brings each year silts that enrich the soil and give spring a rich herb. The elders parked their oxen there to finish their fattening without any other contribution.
The Val de Meuse hay grows in the plains bordering the Meuse where the famous waters of VITTEL come from and CONTREX will also have its own values.

poulain poulinière
Foin de Terroir 300X210
plaque de foin de Crau
28236478 - dressage horse and woman rider on dressage competition

The process of the automatic line Doulière France Company tolerates only certain formats and a well-defined quality of fodder. So it’s a very specific selection from producers who meet our criteria. Due to climatic hazards, the harvests of these soil hay always do not guarantee the quality that allows the process to be applied from one year to the next. Also the availability is to be checked by consulting us to know the inventory status.
Their rarity makes them much appreciated hay.

Control :
At each stage, from production to storage, are practiced hydrometric controls. The lots that do not meet quality criteria are listed and downgraded. A sampling is carried out on each batch and analyzed by a certified laboratory. These data guarantee the accuracy of your rations.

Nutritional properties :
11 to 15 % de protein
First cut for the horses

Conditionnement :
Bale CHC of 50x40x30 cm for 22 kg
Bale CHC of 40x45x50 cm for 32 kg
On palet of 24 to 48 bales, delivery by truck 27 t or contener 40" to 27 tons.

Advantages :

Space savings  and storage by two.

Ease of handling thanks to a small size of 50x40x30 cm for 22 kg or of 40x45x50 cm for 32 kg

Nutrient preservation guarantee : compression reduces hay oxidation by expelling the air.

Ease of distribution : for a 450 kg horse = 6 kg of meadow hay /day in 2 meals.

Assimilation improvement compacted slices require more bites and more salivation, in favor of a slower digestion.

Feeling of grazing recovered and entertainment of horses in box.