With its solid reputation, Crau hay holds a leading position in our range of fodder packaged in CHC bales, offered in different sizes.
If a generation of breeders is attached to the tradition of consuming this hay, the new generation of breeders needs to understand the value of the product. One of the roles of Douliere Hay France is to provide Crau Hay with the added value it deserves to better satisfy its loyal clientele.
Crau Hay is hand-crafted by 30 producers, most of them located on the Crau plain, formerly a delta of the Durance River in the Bouches-du-Rhône department (France). This forage has enjoyed an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) certification since 1997, which became AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) in 2009. It is the first animal feed to be awarded such a distinction.
It can be recognized by its floral composition and its very specific odor. For producer members, it is bound with red and white string. The commercialization of AOP Crau Hay is guaranteed with an accompanying voucher for traceability.
It represents 0.02% of the hay sold worldwide but is nevertheless internationally renowned for its specific floral composition, nutritional value, and palatability. It is equally enjoyed by race horses, cows, goats and dairy ewes for the production of cheeses.
Our products in CHC bales offer consistent quality, are easy to handle and ration both as pallets and as highly compacted bales. The CHC bales offer the possibility of precisely controlling food quantities in order to guarantee food intake.
CHC Douliere Hay France bales are calibrated, compressed, palletized and filmed.
Our different bales formats are bound using polyane string. Palletizing under film or netting.
This new product is delivered to you on a pallet of 24 to 48 bales by 27t truck or 40 ″ 27t container.
HCC Bales : High Compression Calibrated Bales
► CHC bales of 40x45x50 cm weighing 30 or 40 kg
► Nano CHC bales of 50x40x30 cm weighing 25 kg
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.
Advantages of HCC Bales ★★★★★ :
► Space savings and storage by two.
► Ease of handling thanks to a small size.
► Nutrient preservation guarantee : compression reduces hay oxidation by expelling the air.
► Assimilation improvement compacted slices require more bites and more salivation, in favor of a slower digestion.
► Feeling of grazing recovered
► Ease of distribution : for a 450 kg horse = 8 kg of Crau Hay/day in 2 meals (with a complement) or 12 kg (100% hay).
► Entertainment in box.