Tribute Alfa Essentials Pellets - 50 lb

Item No. TAESS
3.5 out of 5 Customer Rating
in-store pickup only

Tribute Alfa Essentials Pellets - 50 lb

Item No. TAESS
3.5 out of 5 Customer Rating

This item is available for in-store pick up only. Please email us or call us for more information.

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Alfa Essentials® is a low sugar/starch (NSC), no added iron ration balancer designed to be fed to easy-keeping horses or used as a top-dress with any other Tribute® feed to provide additional vitamins, trace minerals and amino acids to support performance or enhance topline. This ration balancer is ideal for horses consuming hay or pasture that is 50% or more alfalfa (or other legumes). If feeding hay or pasture that is 50% or more grass, check out Essential K®. Alfa Essentials® is formulated with pre- and probiotics to support your horse’s digestive health.

  • Supplies more phosphorus than calcium to balance the high calcium levels of alfalfa hay.
  • Low sugar/starch (NSC) for horses with metabolic disorders and sensitivities.
  • A low feeding rate keeps calorie intake low for overweight and easy-keeping horses.

50 lb.


Ground Extruded Whole Soybeans, Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Flaxseed Meal, Ground Beet Pulp, Dried Whey, Soybean Hulls, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Monosodium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Soybean Oil, Active Dry Yeast, Yeast Culture, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Citrate, Lignin Sulfonate, Magnesium Oxide, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, L-Threonine, Salt, Vitamin A Supplement, d-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, dl-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitamin D Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Esters of L-Ascorbic Acid, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, Cobalt Sulfate, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Product, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Diatomaceous Earth, Bentonite, Sodium Bentonite, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extract, Kelp Meal, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium longum Fermentation Product, Dried Trichoderma reesei Extract, Sodium Selenite, Selenium Yeast, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Propionic Acid (as preservative), and Natural and Artificial Flavor

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein (Min.) 12.00%
  • Lysine (Min.) 2.20%
  • Methionine (Min.) 0.60%
  • Methionine & Cysteine (Min.) 1.00%
  • Threonine (Min.) 1.20%
  • Crude Fat (Min.) 6.00%
  • Crude Fiber (Max.)12.00%
  • ADF (Max.) 20.00%
  • NDF (Max.) 32.00%
  • Dietary Starch (Max.) 11.00%
  • Sugars (Max.) 4.00%
  • Calcium (Ca) (Min.)1.00%
  • Calcium (Ca) (Max.)1.50%
  • Phosphorus (P) (Min.)2.00%
  • Salt (NaCl) (Min.)1.00%
  • Salt (NaCl) (Max.)1.50%
  • Magnesium (Mg) (Min.)0.40%
  • Potassium (K) (Min.)0.75%
  • Copper (Cu) (Min.)200 ppm
  • Selenium (Se) (Min.)1.5 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn) (Min.)400 ppm
  • Iron (Fe) (Min.)450 ppm
  • Manganese (Mn) (Min.)240 ppm
  • Iodine (I) (Min.)4 ppm
  • Cobalt (Co) (Min.)4 ppm
  • Vitamin A (Min.)25,000 IU/lb
  • Vitamin D (Min.)2,500 IU/lb
  • Vitamin E (Min.)1,000 IU/lb
  • Riboflavin (Min.)8.0 mg/lb
  • Thiamine (Min.)35.0 mg/lb
  • Biotin (Min.)3.0 mg/lb
  • Vitamin C (Min.)140 mg/lb
  • Omega 6 Fatty Acids (Min.)3.00%
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Min.)0.40%
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Min.)350 million CFU/lb
  • Direct-Fed Microorganisms (Min.)520 million CFU/lb
  • Cellulase (Aspergillus Oryzae) (Min.)9.6 Enzyme Units
  • Protease (Aspergillus Oryzae) (Min.)12 Enzyme Units
  • Lipase (Aspergillus Oryzae) (Min.)3.6 Enzyme Units
  • Hemicellulase (Aspergillus Niger) (Min.)10.8 Enzyme Units
  • Phytase (Trichoderma reesei) (Min.)55 FTU/lb

Feeding Directions

  • Tribute recommends 2 or more meals per day. Do not exceed 5 lb per meal (4 lb for ponies, 6 lb for draft horses).
  • Provide at least 1.5% of your horse’s body weight in quality forage (hay/pasture) daily. (ex. 1,000 lb horse needs 15 lb of forage per day, minimum).
  • Be sure clean water is available at all times.

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