The majority of Hartog products are sold to cattle farms. Cattle farmers use the Hartog line of grass and lucerne pre-eminently for stimulating cattle guts and for promoting the health (fertility) of their animals.
Structure-rich healthy feed
Hartog’s dried grass and lucerne have high nutritional value with a a strong raw cell content which is easily digested. The products are also rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements, such as carotene. Cows and goats turn this into vitamin A, known for its positive effects on fertility, a vitamin that plays an important part in maintaining the digestive organs and supporting growth of bones and hooves. The special rough structure of lucerne and dried grass, together with the natural vitamins and minerals, ensures correct gut function and therefore healthy cows and goats with high levels of production.
Summer product from the winter stall thanks to Hartog
The naturally high levels of carotene in Hartog’s dried feed also have an effect on the qualitative characteristics of the milk. It makes the butter softer and gives the milk its yellow tint. More and more independent dairy farmers are moving over to Hartog products. This enables them to produce fine yellow (summer) cheese in the milk.
Lucerne and dried grass from Hartog: a conscious choice
- Optimum digestion (stimulation of the gut)
- Improves health and fertility
- No nitrates
- The raw cellular material is easily digestible
- High-quality protein
- No storage losses
- Constant quality
- Can be stored indefinitely (provided the storage space is dry)
- Labour-saving / lighter work
- Free of sources of disease such as para-TB.
- Tasty feed = high rate of consumption
- Rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements
In addition to feed for adult animals, artificially dried products are excellently suited for raising calves. As a result of the heat treatment during the production process, the grass is actually free of disease germs such as Para-TBC. Since the grass is chopped dry and short, calves (between 4 and 7 day old) can digest it early on.
Goats have acquired a unique place. Since 1996 raising milk goats has increased in the Netherlands and Hartog can certainly count on many goat farmers as clients. The big advantage with the picky goats is the consistent quality and ease of feeding. Goats can be very fussy when it comes to their food. They assess it according to its taste, smell, dryness and the way it feels in their mouth. These are precisely the plus points in Hartog feed. The summer scent of the Straw Bale Structure, the consistent composition and the taste are also considered major plus points among goat farmers.
Sheep farmers also benefit tremendously from our dehydrated products, especially the dehydrated grass, which is available in large bales and since recently in 20-kilo compact bales.